Graham Glasgow is heading to the NFL, and he won’t have to go far to do it.
The Detroit Lions selected Glasgow with the 95th pick of the NFL Draft on Friday, making him the first Michigan player drafted in 2016.
A former walk-on from Aurora, Ill., Glasgow blossomed into Michigan’s top offensive lineman in 2015, anchoring a unit that showed great improvement from the 2014 campaign.
Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh routinely praised Glasgow throughout the season, even saying the center could be a first-round pick after the Citrus Bowl. Instead, the center was drafted in the third round, a fate he’s not likely to complain about.
Glasgow started 37 games in his career and was named an All-Big Ten honorable mention for the 2015 season. He also won the 2015 Hugh R. Rader award winner as the team’s top offensive lineman. Prior recipients of the award include former first-round picks Taylor Lewan and Jake Long, both left tackles, as well as centers David Baas and David Molk, who were selected in the second and seventh rounds of the draft, respectively.
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