Next up: Cordy Glenn
CORDY GLENN, OG, GEORGIA
TRIANGLE NUMBERS: 6-5, 348, 4.96
A thick lineman who isn’t a real natural bender sitting into his stance as an OT. Struggles to keep his base down, doubles over at the waist and pops upright initially off the ball in the run game. Struggles to create leverage for himself consistently at the point. However, is so strong, can work his legs through contact and create a push. Is pretty rangy when asked to pull and get out to the second level for his size and exhibits some natural body control and can breakdown on contact. But again, his pad level gets high and he simply just engulfs at the point, doesn’t drive his legs or the defender through contact. Displays above-average body control when engaged and despite lacking ideal awareness and routinely getting off the ball late, he has the length and power to get his hands into defenders and seal/turn them from the play in the run game.
Displays good initial quickness in pass protection and is natrual when asked to shuffle and slide. Again, bends at the waist, but keeps his hands up protecting his chest and maximizing his length into contact. Demonstrates the lateral ability to slide his feet cleanly and keep the inside of the pocket clean. But, he does get upright and overextended with his footwork, relying on his length and natural power to anchor. Will struggle with balance through contact and doesn’t have elite range in the pass game, but plays well in tight areas and when he gets his hands on you it is tough to disengage from.
Impression: Had had some struggles in space as a tackle prospect, but in tighter areas where he can get his hands on linemen quickly as a guard he showcases the ability to dominate. Looks like a starting caliber OG early in his NFL career
Agility: Cordy Glenn is a relatively fluid athlete. He moves very well laterally and displayed quick feet in pass protection this season. However, when in space against pass rushers, Glenn struggles. He also doesn’t have a tremendous amount of range.
Movement: Balance is a big issue with Glenn. He bends at the waist far too much which causes him to lose leverage. He doesn’t have a very natural stance as a tackle. In the running game, Glenn tends to be a bit upright as well instead of taking advantage of his strength.
Pass Blocking: Pass blocking is one of Cordy Glenn’s biggest weaknesses, which makes him a better fit at guard in the NFL. He struggles to get off the ball quickly and doesn’t have the awareness teams are looking for from a blindside protector. Once engaged in a block, Glenn has the strength and skills to keep the pocket clean, but as mentioned early, he struggles in space.
Quickness: Glenn reacts slow off the ball and often struggled with range during his final season at Georgia. Was able to display quick hands throughout his career.
Run Blocking: As one might expect given his height, Glenn tends to get upright in his run blocking. However, he has a tremendous amount of strength in his lower body, which he relies on to drive defenders off the line of scrimmage. I would love to see him drive through his opponents and finish his blocks.
Strength: Cordy Glenn’s strength is a big reason why he is considered a first round prospect. He is powerful at the point of attack and is especially strong in his lower body. He is a powerful blocker in tight areas.
Technique: As previously mentioned, Glenn is not a natural knee bender and gets too upright when run blocking. He relies a lot on his physical attributes, which while solid, are not enough to consistently hold off NFL pass rushers. Glenn has strong hands in pass protection as well.
Final Word: Cordy Glenn is best fit for guard in the NFL, unless he gets a tremendous amount of coaching early in his career. He lacks the technique and natural instincts to be effective in pass protection. Worth a pick late in the first round as a guard due to his raw physical tools
Strengths: Simply overpowers at the line of scrimmage, can take his man and drive him back – Gets to the second level well, surprisingly fast for a man his size – Massive size at 6’5+ and 346 lbs. – Carries his weight extremely well – Has great wingspan and long arms – Has no problem with bull rushers, simply encapsulates them – Gets out to the edge quickly against faster edge rushers – Can adjust well when he gets beat and still push his defender off from the play – Showed nice athleticism when asked to pull – Did a great job against some of the top pass rushers in the draft during the Senior Bowl going one on one against them during practice.
Weaknesses: Bends at the waist and his footwork and technique can suffer because of it – Can get beat by faster and quicker pass rushers in space – Doesn’t have a natural mean streak – Has trouble keeping his pad level low at times because of his technique – Played left tackle at Georgia, and can play right tackle, but would look better in more contained space with his hand on the ground.
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Glenn is a college left tackle who will move to guard in the pros. Great size, great power. Great run guy. Not his best on an island, which is why he’ll move to guard. Athletic enough to get to the second level. Needs technique refinement. Needs to improve against the pass rush. But his size and athleticism makes him a natural fit to be a dominant guard early on. He has all the tools, just needs to work a bit on technique. At 32, would be a bargain. Look, guard is a huge weak spot. Glenn makes it a strength. Can also play right tackle and, in a pinch, left tackle. Teams love that versatility and Glenn brings it. I think he’ll benefit a lot from NFL coaching, because he tends to rely on his power and strength and not technique. Once he combines the two, could be a very good starter.