Primarily a nose tackle at Michigan, Glasgow racked up 8.5 tackles for loss, three sacks and 39 total tackles this past season. He was more of a role player leading up to his senior season before taking on a bigger role in 2016.
And for an interior lineman, Glasgow is a solid pass-rusher. Per Pro Football Focus, Glasgow ranked second in pass-rush productivity among interior defensive linemen with 37 total pressures in 2016.
PFF also compares him to former Cowboys star defensive lineman Jay Ratliff. If that’s the kind of player Glasgow can be for the Bengals, he’ll be a huge steal where they got him at the end of Round 4.
This is the third defensive linemen the Bengals have drafted after taking Jordan Willis in Round 3 and Carl Lawson in Round 4. Those guys are defensive ends though, and Glasgow is viewed as a defensive tackle in the NFL.
Glasgow will be great depth on the interior after the Bengals lost Domata Peko this offense. Expect Glasgow to battle Pat Sims and Andrew Billings for the second starting tackle spot next to Geno Atkins.
Being a fourth-round selection, Glasgow will have a good shot at making the final 53-man roster, but it’s not a given. He’ll be battling Marcus Hardison, Wallace Gilberry, Ryan Brown and possibly Pat Sims for those final defensive line spots.
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The Bengals’ remaining top draft needs are:
LB, C, OT, OG, K
Here’s a rundown of every pick the Bengals hold in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Bengals 2017 NFL Draft Picks
|Round 1||Pick 9|
|Round 2||Pick 48|
|Round 3||Pick 73|
|Round 4||Pick 116|
|Round 4||Pick 128**|
|Round 4||Pick 138*|
|Round 5||Pick 153|
|Round 5||Pick 176*|
|Round 6||Pick 193|
|Round 6||Pick 207**|
|Round 7||Pick 251*|
NFL Draft schedule:
Rounds 4-7: 12 p.m. ET, Saturday, April 29: (Rounds 4-6 – 5 minutes per pick, Round 7 - 4 minutes per pick)