MOBILE, Ala. – Ryan Glasgow says the most talented of the trio of Glasgow brothers across the board is still coming up the assembly line in soon-to-be junior at Michigan, Jordan Glasgow.
"He's really smart," Ryan said of his younger brother. "He's in Ross (business school), something Graham and I did not achieve. I think he has a chance to play a ton (in 2017)."
We'll have to wait and see how Jordan's career as a safety develops at Michigan, but Ryan is currently taking his first steps of hopefully following his older brother Graham, a Detroit Lions third-round pick last season, into the NFL by making a name for himself at this week's Senior Bowl.
The benefit for Ryan is that Graham was in his very same shoes just a year ago, and that's been an invaluable resource for him leading into this week.
"(His advice) was just to go really hard every day," Ryan said. "You might be tired for interviews or waking up early, but don't take a rep for granted because everyone is watching and you're being evaluated constantly."
Ryan says he and Graham are very close and talk a lot. Graham has helped him mentally get in the right spot as he begins the long draft process over the next three months.
Ryan, a defensive tackle, appeared in 45 games during his career at Michigan, making 33 starts. He earned the Richard Katcher Award, along with Chris Wormley, as Michigan's top defensive linemen this past season, and was Second-Team All-Big Ten.
He recorded 42 tackles (9.5 for loss) with four sacks and a forced fumble.
Most early projections have Ryan coming off the board somewhere in the middle of the draft, but he knows things can change in a heartbeat when it comes to the draft, especially with a good week of practice.
Graham impressed at last year's Senior Bowl, and it earned him a third-round selection by the Lions.
"I watched last year his draft stock go up I don't know how many rounds, so yeah, when I received my Senior Bowl invite I was excited," Ryan said.
"I want to play like I have something to prove and I want to show teams what I've got out here."
Ryan comes in as a terrific run stuffer, but wants to showcase a more advanced pass-rushing ability to NFL teams this week. He thought he did well in that regard in one-on-one drills on Tuesday, but not so much in the team portion of practice. It's something he says he looks forward to improving on Wednesday.
So, going through this process, has Ryan ever entertained the thought of potentially reuniting with his brother Graham in Detroit as a member of the Lions?
"It would be awesome. My mom is convinced I'm going there, but I'm not so sure," Ryan said with a smile. "It's roughly a three percent chance."