Watching Wolverines: 2016 NFL Combine Preview

The NFL Combine is right around the corner and the Wolverines have two talented players participating in it.  The players will have to interview, along with various workouts that will pit them against the best players in the country.  The two Wolverines participating in this year’s combine are C Graham Glasgow, the 6’6/303 lbs., along with 6’3/311 lbs. DT Willie Henry.  Both players earned high praises from ESPN analysts and the man himself, Jim Harbaugh.

As these two head to Indianapolis for the event, all eyes will surely be on them.  With Harbaugh’s stamp of approval, GM’s, Scouts, even coaches are going to be keeping a close eye on them.  There is not too many coaches who have succeeded in both college and the NFL, so when there is one, people just tend to take his word for it, when it comes to scouting.  Henry and Glasgow will still have to impress though.

Here’s a look at the two prospects:

C Graham Glasgow 

Graham Glasgow was an impressive lineman for Michigan all year.  The three year starter and 5th year senior, earned an All-Big Ten honorable mention this year, also some much deserved praise from Jim saying, “He could be a first-round pick.”  Now, I do not know if this is Jim hyping up a player but Glasgow was solid all season, his footwork was great, pad level was better this year than in years past, he was sticking on his blocks, overall just a better year for Graham.

Graham will have to answer questions on his past though.  His past history with alcohol, will most likely be a talking point in these interviews.  Actually, this could go pretty well for Glasgow, if it is a major talking point.  Listening to him talk in interviews, he seems like a guy who has truly learned from his mistakes and wants to better himself, along with his team.  Which is something that most people like to see.

Overall, Glasgow should do pretty well in his workouts, and his interview too.  Now, Harbaugh knows way more about scouting than I do but I do not have Glasgow going in the first round.  This is a very good draft for OL in my opinion, but I do see him as a possible third-rounder…Sorry Coach.

DT Willie Henry

Is there a way he can return for his last year? If Henry was returning, Michigan would be returning one of, if not the best defensive line in the country.  Henry though, did decide to declare for the draft, which is not a bad decision by any means for him.

Standing at 6’3 and weighing in at 311 lbs. Henry is a forced to be reckoned with in the trenches.  He is a guy who can just line up and overpower anyone who he is going against.  Henry who tied for the lead on the team in sacks with 6.5, just impressed game after game.  If people just take his stats, it does not look all that impressive.  Henry only had 34 tackles, but he had 10 tackles for loss, which was second on the team and his explosiveness off the snap is a thing of beauty.

Overall, I believe Henry does have a shot at being a late first-round pick or an early second-rounder.  He is big, fast and just a beast on the defensive line.

Michigan should be well represented this year in the combine, and eventually in the draft.

Where do you believe Glasgow and Henry will go in the draft? Add your predictions in the comment section below! 

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