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Washington Redskins 2017 Draft Profiles: Ryan Glasgow, DL

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Hogs Haven takes a look at NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins.

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Ryan Glasgow, DL
School: Michigan | Conference: BIG 10
College Experience: RS Senior | Age: 23
Height / Weight: 6-3 / 299 lbs
Projected Draft Status: 4th Round
NFL Comparison: Jarran Reed

College Statistics

Player Overview

Glasgow’s last name might sound familiar - that’s because his older brother, Graham, was drafted by the Detroit Lions in 2016 (95th overall) and started at guard as a rookie. Ryan made the second-team All Big Ten as a senior after putting up 39 tackles (9.5 for loss) and 4 sacks.

Glasgow also earned the respect of his Michigan teammates by winning their Defensive Lineman of the Year award, ahead of 1st-round draft propects Taco Charlton and Chris Wormley. Ryan started at defensive tackle for 3 years after walking on at Michigan in 2012.

Strengths

  • Tough demeanor in the trenches with a never-quit motor - always moving his legs and hustling to make plays
  • Quickly recognizes and reacts interior runs and able to disengage from blockers to make tackle
  • Powerful and muscular frame, good balance and mass to take on double-teams
  • NFL bloodlines - his older brother was drafted 95th overall by the Lions and started as a rookie


Weaknesses

  • Lacks pass-rushing athletic traits like bend and pure explosiveness, gets his sacks from effort and strength
  • NFL-level guards and centers could limit the strengths of his game
  • Hasn’t developed a variety of interior pass-rush moves
  • Athleticism and size limitations likely to limit his ceiling to a 2-down, rotational-type player


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How He’d Fit on the Redskins

Ryan Glasgow is one of my favorite mid-round targets for the Redskins in this year’s draft. He’d pair perfectly to a 1st or 2nd-round defensive line pick with upside like a Malik McDowell or Taco Charlton. Glasgow brings a lunch pail mentality to the field and never gives opposing offensive linemen a play off. He’s got a chip on his shoulder from being a college walk-on and grew up competing with his older brother Graham, who now plays in the NFL. I think Glasgow is seriously underrated and would take him in a heartbeat over other higher-rated prospects like teammate Chris Wormley.

Assuming we re-sign Chris Baker and add a starter in free agency like Dontari Poe, Calais Campbell, Jonathan Hankins or Bennie Logan, two solid defensive linemen picks in the draft could seriously upgrade this position group for years to come. I’m also optimistic about the development of Matt Ioannidis in Year 2 under Jim Tomsula.

Ryan Glasgow could fill an unsexy but important rotational role on the line and brings very solid run-stuffing ability along with the occasional sack.