Michigan's first player has been selected in the 2016 NFL Draft and this player in particular had an interesting journey to get there.
U-M offensive lineman Graham Glasgow was drafted by the Detroit Lions with the 32nd pick of third round.
A former walk-on, Glasgow turned into a rock solid anchor on the offensive line. Playing both guard and center, Glasgow provides important depth at either position for the Lions. According to his NFL Draft profile on NFL.com, his ability to be versatile on the offensive line provides important depth to any NFL roster:
Has started as both a guard and center and offers roster depth at either position. Strong lower half. Adequate at sustaining blocks long enough for runners to hit the holes. Aggressive at the point of attack and looks to grind defenders off their spot with leg drive and upper body strength. Has the base anchor to stone a bull rush if he gets even average arm extension. Maintains good pocket depth in pass sets as both a guard and center. Tape gives hints of some mean. Praised for consistency by Jim Harbaugh and considered a leader on the team.
According to NFL.com, Glasgow was considered a third or fourth round selection.null