Name: Jordan Glasgow
Weight: 223 lbs.
High school: Aurora (IL) Marmion Academy
Class: Fifth year senior
Jersey number: #29
Last year: I ranked Glasgow #51 and said he would be a backup safety (LINK). He made 28 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 2 sacks, and 1 forced fumble.
TTB Rating: N/A
Glasgow, the last of three walk-on brothers, enters 2019 as a key backup after having a career-best season in 2018. He went from a special teams standout early in his career to a good backup player last year, making 28 tackles and 2 sacks. He backed up Khaleke Hudson at Viper and even found himself on the field at times along with Hudson.
This year we should expect to see more of the same from Glasgow. He appears to be pretty locked in as the backup Viper, and he even took some reps this spring at WILL linebacker. Speaking in the spring, Don Brown stated that we will probably see him at both positions in 2019. While Glasgow is a versatile defender, I’m not sure how much of a drop-off there is to go from him to Michael Barrett as the #3 Viper or, say, Cam McGrone as the next WILL option. My guess is that he’s significantly ahead of Barrett and it’s basically a wash between him and McGrone. Regardless of how his position shakes out, I expect to see him with a lot of special teams action and to have an impact on the defense.
Prediction: Backup linebacker, special teamer