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Drafted: No. 95 in the third round by the Lions.

Position: Center.

College: Michigan.

High school: Marmion Academy, Aurora, Ill.

Height / weight: 6-6 / 301.

Age: 23 (July 19, 1992).

Hometown: Aurora, Illinois

Pre-draft projection: Third-fourth round.

At Michigan: As a fifth-year senior in 2015, started all 13 games at center, was named Michigan's top offensive lineman, and earned All-Big Ten honorable mention. ... In 2014, started 11 games, with some time at right guard. ... In 2013, started 13 games, nine at center and four at left guard. He also played some special teams. ... In 2012, played in five games as a reserve.

Scouting report, per NFL.com: Strengths -- He's versatile, as he can play either at center or guard. He's a solid run blocker. He's also dealt with plenty of adversity, from being a walk-on to a drunken-driving charge, and overcame all of that. Weaknesses -- Not the best athlete, and doesn't shift his feet all that well.

Interesting tidbit: Exchanged cell-phone numbers with OSU's Taylor Decker at the combine, by the off chance they became teammates. And look at that, they have.

Restarting the UM-Lions pipeline: Detroit has drafted many Wolverines over the years, but this is the first since tackle Jeff Backus in 2001.

They said it: "We could've drive over and told him he was the pick." -- Lions GM Bob Quinn.

He said it: "I was just excited to get picked by Detroit and be able to come out just 45 minutes away, 35 minuets away, from where I am right now and be able to play ball." -- Glasgow.

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