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When Ravens Director of Player Personnel Eric DeCosta was asked earlier this month about offensive linemen that impress him in this year’s draft, one of the players he pointed to was Georgia’s Cordy Glenn.
The versatile lineman is regarded as one of the best in this year’s class, and he’s been linked to the Ravens in some mock drafts.
At 6-foot-5, 346 pounds, Glenn played guard and tackle, and has the potential to make an immediate impact on a line that the Ravens are looking to bolster.
The most likely question, however, is whether Glenn will be around when the Ravens pick at No. 29.
“He’ll probably get picked between pick 15 and pick 35, right in that range,” DeCosta said.
Some draft analysts have predicted that Glenn might fall to the Ravens based on the needs of the teams in front of them and depending on whether teams anticipate him playing guard or tackle in the NFL.
Regardless of the position he plays on the line, Glenn pointed to his strength as his top quality.
“I’d say my best attribute would probably be my power,” Glenn said at the scouting combine. “I think I’m pretty good at everything. I might work on pad level or hand placement. There are a lot of little things I can work on and get better at.”
If he is available when the Ravens select, he could fill an immediate void left by the departure of Pro Bowl left guard Ben Grubbs. Right now, second-year lineman Jah Reid is the favorite to start at left guard.
“At first glance, the Ravens aren’t likely to find a prospect at this point capable of making up for the loss of free agent Ben Grubbs,” wrote CBSsports.com analyst Rob Rang. “In the massive Glenn, however, General Manager Ozzie Newsome might once again find a falling star who could help immediately. Glenn’s versatility and durability was proven over his four starting seasons in the SEC, but scouts would like to see him play with a little more nastiness.”
With his ability to play tackle, Glenn could also provide overall depth to the line that will likely be re-shuffled over the next couple of seasons.
“He’s a swing guy,” DeCosta said. “He’s played some left tackle, left guard, right tackle, right guard – has some versatility.”
Glenn put forth a solid showing at the combine in February, but at the time said he did not have any meetings scheduled with the Ravens. Glenn has also not been reported to have visited the Ravens facility.