Glenn “Curious” About Draft Status
Cordy Glenn

Posted Dec 18, 2010


ATHENS – Cordy Glenn says his focus is on the Liberty Bowl and finishing out this season with the Georgia football team.

The junior guard won’t discuss whether he’ll stick around for another season after that.

Glenn is rated one of the top underclassmen at his position, but even he admitted that the NFL can be “wishy-washy” for guards and centers. He hopes to get a better feel when he hears back from the NFL draft advisory committee, to whom he sent his name.

“I was curious of what the NFL thinks of me,” Glenn said. “I think that’s why most people do it.”

He also declined to answer whether he was leaning in either direction.

“I really haven’t tried to think about that,” Glenn said. “I’m trying to stay focused on Georgia football and the season, and trying to end on the right note.”

Left tackle Trinton Sturdivant is also mulling the jump, despite coming off two knee surgeries. He’s unavailable to the media.

Offensive line coach Stacey Searels is hoping both return, but is taking their intentions seriously. For instance, asked whether freshman Kenarious Gates would could move to tackle next year, Searels said it depended on who came back.

“We’ll cross that bridge when it gets here, and I think that’ll be right after the bowl,” Searels said. “My hope is that they make wise decisions. I think they’re both good players, and I do want to coach them next year.”

At least six Bulldog juniors are exploring the draft. Star receiver A.J. Green said he didn’t, since it’s assumed he would be a high first-round pick.

While kicker Blair Walsh also submitted his name, he made clear that he was leaning towards staying.

“I’m just doing this to explore, see what I get, see my options, and go from there,” Walsh said.

Reaction to Mettenberger

Head coach Mark Richt said he was happy for former Georgia quarterback Zach Mettenberger, who signed on Wednesday with LSU after spending a year in junior college. Mettenberger was dismissed from Georgia after spring practice following repeated off-field issues.

“I love Zach, I love his family,” Richt said. “We’ve known him since he was a peanut, and I’m really glad that he had the season that he had. … He’s got a great opportunity at a great school.”

Richt said LSU head coach Les Miles never solicited his opinion about Mettenberger.

Franklin reaction

While Richt was quite familiar with new Florida head coach Will Muschamp, he wasn’t sure he’d ever met the other new coach in the SEC East: James Franklin, who was hired by Vanderbilt on Friday.

“I know the name,” Richt said of the former Maryland offensive coordinator. “I’m trying to think if we’ve met. I’m not sure. He likes to spread it out, right?”


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