The Redskins select Cody Glenn, a converted running back out of Nebraska. Glenn switched to linebaker in Spring of 2008, but missed the last four games of the season after being suspended for an unspecified violation of team rules. Glenn did participate in the Texas vs. The Nation All-Star Game, and impressed at the combine, and is likely being considered for depth at the team’s strongside linebacker position and on special teams.
All of that said, I could only find video of him working at running back.
Here’s the NFLDraftScout.com analysis:
Positives: Active linebacker with adequate speed and long arms, which he uses to wrap up ball carriers consistently. … Attacks downhill, can go through a blocker when blitzing and is willing to throw a shoulder into a blocker to free up teammates. … Despite his lack of size, he can shed blocks on the edge and find his way through trash to the ball carrier. … Uses his hands to fight off cut blocks. … Gives good chase down the line and hustles downfield. … Physical with running backs coming out on routes and can stay with them in the flat. … Good drop into coverage, finds the receivers in his area and has the hands to knock away passes.
Negatives: Has a safety build, is short and lacks upper- or lower-body bulk. … Runs around blocks instead of attacking them. … Nothing special in his change-of-direction agility — best when he reacts to plays in front of him. … Gets engulfed when playing inside the tackles. … Inexperience at linebacker shows through in his lack of backfield awareness; consistently fooled by misdirection. … Must make plays on special teams to stick on a roster. … Durability concerns must be addressed at the NFL Combine
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