Thursday, August 4, 2011
The SEC's best 25 players: No. 18
By Edward Aschoff
Our first offensive lineman on the list is a big one, and he might be one of the most important tackles in the SEC:
No. 18: Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia
2010 numbers/honors: Glenn started all 13 games last season at left guard. He was also named a preseason All-SEC second-team member by the SEC coaches. Georgia's offensive line helped rookie quarterback Aaron Murray rank third in the league with 234.5 passing yards per game and throw 24 touchdowns last fall.
Most recent ranking: Not ranked in the 2010 postseason countdown.
Making the case for Glenn: Glenn moved over to tackle this spring and was rotating with Trinton Sturdivant at both tackle spots. Even before Sturdivant's devastating season-ending knee injury, Glenn was expected to win the left tackle spot. Although he's 6-foot-5, 345 pounds, Glenn has nice athleticism and quickness on the line and is expected to be a top offensive line prospect in the 2012 NFL draft. A lot is expected out of Glenn, especially with Georgia's numbers on the offensive line, but the Bulldogs have a lot of confidence that their senior will keep Murray's blind side safe.
No. 19: Jerry Franklin, LB, Arkansas
No. 20: Malik Jackson, DT, Tennessee
No. 21: Orson Charles, TE, Georgia
No. 22: Fletcher Cox, DT, Mississippi State
No. 23: Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt
No. 24: Jaye Howard, DT, Florida
No. 25: Janzen Jackson, S, Tennessee