Two former players with the Michigan football program took part in the 2016 NFL Scouting Combine, and each one earned respectable test results.
Graham Glasgow and Willie Henry took the field at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, competing with their positional counterparts and attempting to earn some attention from NFL personnel.
Both ex-Wolverines basically matched their perceived athleticism, so neither Glasgow nor Henry should tumble down draft boards.
And in today's era where bizarre narratives can somehow affect a prospect's stock—e.g. Teddy Bridgewater and his skinny knees—that's actually an accomplishment.
Mark Snyder of the Detroit Free Press notes Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh said Glasgow could be a first-round pick.
But is that a former NFL coach talking? Or is that more of someone with undeniable clout indirectly suggesting scouts take another look at his player?
Either way, league personnel had a close look at Glasgow, who stood out to Bleacher Report's Ty Schalter because of consistent maximum effort in position-specific workouts.
Ty Schalter @tyschalter
Graham Glasgow, if nothing else, is leaving it all out there. Some guys don't apply themselves on these drills; he's going full throttle2/26/2016, 3:14:02 PM
Versatility is a primary selling point for Glasgow, who played each inside position while in Ann Arbor. Mock Draftable graphs show Glasgow tested slightly better at the combine when compared to guards rather than centers.
The 6'6", 307-pounder ran the 40-yard dash in 5.13 seconds—a top-10 mark for an offensive lineman—and had a 10-yard split of 1.76 seconds, per Josh Norris of Rotoworld.
Glasgow is widely projected as a guard in the NFL, and he was no worse than the 74th percentile in each of the three-cone drill, 20-yard shuttle and broad jump.
Taking Harbaugh's first-round billing as gospel would be a wishful expectation for Wolverines fans, but Glasgow might creep into the discussion as a late-Day 2, early-Day 3 option.
According to Joe Rexrode of the Free Press, Henry said he's worth a top selection. While the D-lineman's combine performance didn't incite gushing reviews, Henry reinforced his value as a Day 2 pick.
According to Mock Draftable, Henry finished between the 61st and 76th percentiles at his position in the three tests that measure explosiveness. He ran the 40-yard dash in five seconds flat with a 1.75-second 10-yard split, per Norris. Henry also registered a 30.5" vertical leap and notched a 110" broad jump.
Joe Marino @TheJoeMarino
Michigan DL Willie Henry: 6'3, 303 lbs, 33 3/8" arms, 10 7/8" hands. One of my favorite "sleeper" defensive lineman in this class.2/26/2016, 4:03:12 PM
What does that all mean?
The 6'3", 303-pounder isn't going to stand out solely because of a dynamic first step. However, Henry won't get overwhelmed at the line of scrimmage because he doesn't need much space to build momentum for a strong push.
Henry also recorded respectable times in the three-cone drill (7.57 seconds) and 20-yard shuttle (4.53 seconds), which fell in the 63rd and 73rd percentiles, respectively.
Following the combine, NFL teams have measurables that match the tape. Henry is a solid prospect who can immediately provide depth and eventually develop into an important—not necessarily dominant—piece of the defensive line.
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