The Indianapolis Colts have selected former Michigan Wolverines linebacker Jordan Glasgow in the sixth round with the 213th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft. Glasgow is the 10th Wolverine to come off the board this weekend with Cesar Ruiz (1st round, New Orleans), Josh Uche (2nd round, New England), Ben Bredeson (4th round, Baltimore), Khaleke Hudson (5th round, Washington), Mike Danna (5th round, Kansas City) and Michael Onwenu (6th round, Patriots) and Donovan Peoples-Jones (6th round, Cleveland), Jon Runyan Jr. (6th round, Packers) and Josh Metellus (6th round, Vikings) preceding him.
Glasgow, like his brothers Graham and Ryan before him, was a walk-on at Michigan and became a productive player by the time his career ended. Glasgow appeared in 52 career games in Ann Arbor and made two starts at VIPER and another 13 at weak-side linebacker. He was a Butkus Award semifinalist for his play this past season.
Overview (full scouting report here)
There are NFL long-snappers that have decade long careers solely because they have one skill no one else really has. The same can be said for special teams contributors. Each NFL team has at least a couple players on the roster that play exclusively on special teams. They’re aces, they’re valued, but if you’re not paying attention to that facet of football you may never know their name. For Glasgow, his chances of sticking with an NFL team might hinge specifically on his ability to contribute on special teams as a rookie. Sure, the hope Glasgow has is to be a starter on defense, too, but his ticket onto a practice squad is improved based on his willingness to play special teams.
Glasgow has been counted out plenty in his career, and he’s proved a lot of naysayers wrong. Being a Butkus Award semi-finalist and graded as the No. 1 tackling linebacker by Pro Football Focus are notable positives that lead to acknowledging the merits of his game film. NFL teams have told Glasgow that they have enjoyed his film on special teams and on defense. Without a pro day or NFL Combine invite, Glasgow’s film becomes even more important for NFL teams.
The 2020 NFL Draft takes place all weekend with the first round on Thursday (8 p.m. ET), second and third rounds on Friday (7 p.m. ET) and fourth through seventh rounds on Saturday (12 p.m. ET).