Graham Glasgow Could See Change Ahead In 2018

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Being The Only Offensive Lineman To Play Every Snap In 2017, Glasgow Has Shown His Worth.


During the 2017 NFL season for the Detroit Lions, things could never seem to go their way for injuries, especially on the offensive line. The starting five coming into the 2017 season, would only play two games together, and only one of the five would play in every single game. That player is Graham Glasgow. Glasgow started the season at left guard, before moving to center to fill in for Travis Swanson who would suffer from a concussion and miss five games.

While Glasgow was looked at as the weakest part of the newly rebuilt offensive line that added right guard T.J. Lang and right tackle Rick Wagner, while rookie left tackle Taylor Decker seemed to be improving greatly, along with Swanson. In the end, though, Glasgow would have improved the most out of the five linemen, and while he isn’t an all-pro or pro bowler, he did make strides in improving his game from 2016.

PFF has given Glasgow a 76.1 grade from his performance in 2017 and that is a fair rating. Glasgow allowed three sacks, down from three and a half the year before, and while he didn’t get a false start penalty, he did get four holding calls, but he went down from six to four flags last season. In 2016, he played in 15 games and started in 11, so with more play time, he did better overall.

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Graham Glasgow Could Be Moving Positions Again

While Glasgow is versatile and can play guard or center, he started last year at left guard and only played center when injuries happened. With the drafting of center Frank Ragnow, it seemed to be that Ragnow would slide in at center, while Glasgow stayed at left guard. That wouldn’t be the case when it came to the Detroit Lions OTA’s.

Now does this officially mean that Glasgow will start at center over Ragnow? No, because it is OTA’s and the team could be trying out different things and seeing what works best. Now come training camp time and Ragnow is still at left guard, that could mean it is his position, but we won’t really know for sure until we see the first preseason game of the 2018 season. A change to center wouldn’t be a bad thing for Glasgow and the offensive line, and putting Ragnow at center or guard won’t do damage either.

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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 myfantasysportstalk.com and covers the Michigan Wolverines Football team (his other love). Brandon also enjoys watching the Detroit Red Wings, Pistons and Tigers.