UM's Glasgow won't be stressing over his place in draft
Ann Arbor – Most prospects who have a legitimate shot of being selected in the NFL draft plan viewing parties with friends and families.
Not Graham Glasgow.
The former Michigan center, who arrived as a walk-on and now is projected as a second- or third-round pick in next month’s draft, said draft days will be like a lot of other days.
“Probably playing ‘Call of Duty,’” Glasgow said Friday after Michigan’s pro day. “I’ll check in on it maybe between games, see who got drafted. I don’t think I’m going to sit there and watch it.”
Glasgow, who participated in the NFL combine, said he did well during pro day, but said he was sticking with the numbers he posted at the combine.
He has had private workouts with the Eagles and Ravens and is set to have workouts with the Cardinals, Texans, Panthers and Falcons. Although he was a starter at center, he can play guard, as well.
“I think that’s probably a big thing that I’m pretty versatile, and I think I’ve played both at a pretty high level,” Glasgow said. “I think that’s something NFL teams with limited roster spots value.”
Surprisingly, many of the NFL scouts who have interviewed him were not aware he was a walk-on, Glasgow said, but of course they know all about his two alcohol-related offenses while at Michigan. He plead to a lesser charge of driving while visibly impaired in 2014, and then a year later, in March 2015, he violated probation after a Breathalyzer revealed he had been drinking alcohol.
Glasgow said he has stopped drinking and has reshaped his physique. He is down to 17 percent body fat.
“It’s not really tough,” Glasgow said about answering questions about his off-field incidents. “You tell them what happened. They’ve read about it. They want to see if you tell the truth.”
Not sharing inside info
Glasgow said he has watched a few of the Wolverines’ practices and wants to share inside information, but …
“I’ve been really temped to live-tweet it. I feel they wouldn’t like that,” he said. “Half the tweets I would tweet would definitely be real, the other half might be fake.”
He did say Mason Cole, who has moved to center this spring from left tackle, has been practicing well and said Cole and Patrick Kugler are “pushing each other.”
Glasgow said younger brother Ryan Glasgow, a defensive lineman who missed the last third of the season with a pectoral injury that required surgery, remains in good spirits as he continues to rehab.
“He will be better than he was last year, and I think he was pretty good,” Glasgow said.