Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Prospect Watch: Cordy Glenn

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Prospect Watch: Cordy Glenn

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The mountain of a human being wearing No. 71 for the Georgia Bulldogs is young Cordy Glenn, a 6-5, 345-pound guard/tackle from Riverdale, Ga.

The Steelers are still woefully thin at the positions most crucial to preventing their franchise quarterback from becoming the franchise quarterback who takes his meals through a straw. Maurkice Pouncey, Marcus Gilbert and Willie Colon are the only penciled in starters at this point, and a highly rated pick at guard could conceivably challenge for a starting position in 2012.

Glenn is widely regarded as the second-best guard prospect in the draft behind Stanford's David DeCastro (a consensus top-15 pick). Prior to the combine, nearly every mock draft out there had the Steelers taking either Memphis noseman Dontari Poe or Glenn with the No. 24 pick in the first round.

Since then, Poe absolutely killed it in Indianapolis and is now a potential top-10 pick. Glenn likewise had an excellent showing, and has crept up a number of draftniks' boards with the Chargers a potential suitor at No. 18 as well as the Browns at No. 22 and Detroit at No. 23. Still, some have him ending up in Pittsburgh.

Here's the book -- well, excerpts from the book -- on Glenn from national experts:

Tony Pauline, Sports Illustrated: "Glenn started his combine by completing 31 repetitions of 225 pounds on the bench press, a terrific result for a lineman with arms in excess of 35 inches. Glenn displayed surprising athleticism as he ran just under five seconds during his first attempt of the 40 (4.99 hand timed). He later looked outstanding in drills, displaying quick footwork, power and solid fundamentals ..."

New York Times Fifth Down blog: "... an interior lineman through and through ... Glenn plays aggressively and with a bit of an attitude (a good thing) ... impressive strength, he flourishes in tight areas . …

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