Michigan’s Graham Glasgow Turning Heads at Shrine Game


Ex-Michigan Wolverines center Graham Glasgow’s performance at the Shrine Game practices has caught the attention of several NFL draft writers and analysts.

In the March of 2014 Graham Glasgow’s professional career was trending in the wrong direction. He was arrested for driving while intoxicated and suspended by Brady Hoke. A year later he violated his probation, and new coach Jim Harbaugh made it clear: things had to change.

Summer 2015, Graham Glasgow made significant changes to his life. Most notably, his grandmother moved in with him. Living with his grandmother changed the way he lived his life and he re-dedicated himself to football.

Glasgow began his Michigan career as a walk-on but worked his way to becoming a three-year starter. He started at both left guard as a Sophomore and right guard as a Junior, before switching to a more natural position of center as a fifth year senior.

Each year Glasgow showed improvement in his technique but it wasn’t until Jim Harbaugh arrived that his true potential was reveled. The addition of the new Michigan staff, a position switch and re-dedication to his life, Glasgow has worked his way into NFL draft consideration.

Glasgow has been invited to participate in the East-West Shrine Game (Saturday, January 23, 4:00 pm on NFL Network). Leading up to the game several NFL coaches and scouts, writers and NFL draft analysts are allowed to watch team practices.

Monday he caught the attention of highly respected NFL analyst Mike Mayock.

After today’s practice he continued to shine, this time drawing even more praise.

He has even caught the attention of the Detroit Lions, as noticed by local draft guru Jeff Risdon.

Graham Glasgow’s NFL stock is definately on the rise. With more practices this week, the Shrine Game, a possible NFL Combine invite and Michigan’s Pro Day, Glasgow will have plenty of time to show how his game translates into the NFL.

So, will he be drafted? Most experts think so. When? That’s still being evaluated, but as of today, these experts have him being drafted early on day three.

And if you ask Jim Harbaugh.

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Harbaugh may be just backing his player here, but his opinion still holds a lot of value in NFL circles.  If Graham Glasgow continues to make the most of these opportunities, a future in the NFL seems in the cards for the Wolverine.