The Detroit Lions Draft Graham Glasgow In The Third Round

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Lions draft Graham Glasgow in the third round

With the 95th pick of the NFL Draft, the Detroit Lions take Graham Glasgow! Welcome to Detroit Graham! Graham Glasgow is a former starting center for Michigan. He played in 42 games, playing at center and guard in his collegiate career. He was an Academic All-Big Ten from 2013-2015. He was an All-Big Ten honorable mention and the 2015 Hugh R. Rader Memorial Trophy winner. He did have issues with drunk driving in 2014, but he moved into his grandmother’s house and seems to have changed his ways.  Check out his draft profile here.

Why did the Lions draft Graham Glasgow?

Detroit needs help on the offensive line and center was a position in need with Travis Swanson being inconsistent and looking like a failed project. Graham Glasgow can come in and possibly start over Swanson, also he can play guard if needed as well. Depth is never a bad thing for the offensive line. Glasgow has a strong lower half and keep his blocks long enough for the quarterback to get the ball out of his hands.  He is also able to create holes for the running back. Bull rush attacks don’t knock him down, he holds his own and gives his quarterback time to work. He is very consistent, unlike Swanson. If he is in pass protection, he can give Stafford a comfortable pocket.

Ash Thompson had this to say about the pick “Immediately backs up three positions and provides insurance against either Swanson not improving, or Warford not signing….. I fucking love this pick.”

I agree Ash, he is a good pickup for Detroit and he can contribute day one and be our starting center in 2016.

Thanks for reading and don’t forget to come back here for the rest of the NFL draft tomorrow for rounds four through seven!

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Brandon Knapp
Brandon Knapp is a senior at Central Michigan University, majoring in Journalism, minoring in Sports Management. He was born and raised in the city of Marysville, MI. He also writes for and covers the Michigan Wolverines Football team (his other love). Brandon also enjoys watching the Detroit Red Wings, Pistons and Tigers.