Two-Deep Breakdown: DE Ka'Lial Glaud

Spring camp is over and the Rutgers football team is less than two weeks away from training camp. Coming out of the spring, is here to individually break down every expected member of the summer two-deep. Today, we continue momentum toward camp with a look at defensive end Ka'Lial Glaud.

Taking an in-depth, individual look at the key members of the roster, today looks at senior Ka'Lial Glaud, who will compete for a first-team defensive end position.

Past Experience — Glaud began his Rutgers career as a linebacker and played as a true freshman. Because of his ability to add weight and some speed concerns, Glaud moved to the "R" defensive end position prior to his junior season.

In three years on the field, Glaud has 47 tackles, six TFLs and two sacks. He made two starts last season.

As a Recruit — Famous for a coin-flip decision of Rutgers over West Virginia on National Signing Day, Glaud has been a valuable provider of depth for the Scarlet Knights.

Glaud came to Rutgers as a three-star linebacker and checked in as the No. 42 overall player at his position in 2009 out of Winslow Township High (Atco, N.J.).

Spring Performance — When Glaud was moved to defensive end, then-head coach Greg Schiano said he saw greatness at the position. Glaud took the right step heading into his senior season.

He enters training camp as the favorite to win the job after continuing to bulk up and learn the position this spring.

Does Well — Glaud epitomizes the skill-set needed to excel at the "R" position. He is fast and smart enough to drop back into coverage and brings the motor needed to get around tackles to pressure the quarterback.

Speed was a concern as a middle linebacker, but is one of his greatest strengths at his new position.

Needs to Improve — Glaud has the skills to reach the pass rusher but needs to prove he can do it. In three years, he has two sacks to his name.

Rutgers needs dynamic pass rushers off the edge and that begins with the "R" position becoming an impact one.

Long-Term Outlook — Glaud has huge value to Rutgers this season. Not only will he be asked to be one of the top pass rusher on the roster, but he can also be an emergency option at middle linebacker.

Steve Beauharnais cannot handle all the reps and backups Kevin Snyder and Quanzell Lambert have a combined zero college experience at the position. Glaud came to Rutgers as a middle linebacker and was slated to replace Ryan D'Imperio at the position before Beauharnais moved inside.

Here is the latest interview with Glaud.

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