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    Delmar Glaze’s Draft Profile | Maryland, OT Scouting Report

    With his 2024 NFL Draft scouting report, can Maryland OT Delmar Glaze -- who started 32 games in college -- contend for early-round capital?

    Maryland OT Delmar Glaze put himself on the map with three strong years of starting experience on the Big Ten stage, and he’s now a 2024 NFL Draft prospect with a very intriguing scouting report. Where does Glaze rank, and what is his ceiling?

    Delmar Glaze Draft Profile and Measurements

    • Height: 6’4 1/4″
    • Weight: 323 pounds
    • Length: 34 1/2″
    • Wingspan: 82″
    • Hand: 9 3/8″
    • Position: Offensive Tackle
    • School: Maryland
    • Current Year: Redshirt Junior

    When a player picks things up as quickly as Glaze did at Maryland, you can’t help but take notice.

    A three-star recruit out of West Mecklenburg High School in Charlotte, North Carolina, Glaze redshirted his first year in 2020. But by the end of the 2021 campaign, he’d already started six games — two at left tackle and four at right tackle.

    In 2022, Glaze was inserted into the starting lineup full-time across from future sixth-round pick Jaelyn Duncan, and he earned honorable mention All-Big Ten recognition as a right tackle.

    Once Duncan left for the NFL, Glaze seamlessly switched over to left tackle to take his place, and he started all 13 games in 2023, this time elevating to third-team all-conference.

    Glaze’s play earned him an invite to the Reese’s Senior Bowl, but he isn’t done ascending. Once late April arrives, there’s a good chance that Glaze could be one of many offensive tackles taken within the top 100 picks.

    Delmar Glaze Scouting Report

    Strengths

    • Well-sized tackle with an appealing blend of natural leverage, mass, and length.
    • Easy mover with great lateral mobility, smooth weight transfers, and good kick depth.
    • Flashes impressive corrective athleticism and short-area energy when closing space.
    • With his athleticism, mass, and length, has high-end raw knockback power capacity.
    • Shows glimpses of functional power, forklifting up and plowing run defenders off the line.
    • Brings good anchor strength as a stationary blocker in the run game, sealing off edges.
    • Has natural knee bend and leverage acquisition and can keep balance while matching.
    • Consistent pass set and feel for balance provide a great foundation in pass protection.
    • Has smooth lateral footwork and can throttle up in-phase while tracking to the apex.
    • Can use his length and lean to levy successive jabs and create a shell against rushers.
    • Able to violently latch in phase with forceful two-hand extensions and envelop rushers.
    • Has the autonomy to bait rushers with hands, then discombobulate with fierce strikes.
    • Flashes the ability to snatch extensions and forcefully re-anchor while keeping his base.
    • Shows good patience and vision against stunts and can seamlessly gather loopers.
    • Started 32 of 39 games played, with extensive experience at left and right tackle.

    Weaknesses

    • At times, can be quicker out of his pass stance to expedite processing and adaptations.
    • At times lacks the strength to keep front-side edge setters from working across-face.
    • Can be more consistent with his set angle and depth discipline to avoid opening lanes.
    • Can be late to react, redirect, and recover positioning against inside counters.
    • Sometimes hinges around prematurely in counter response, opening up gaps for EDGEs.
    • Is, at times, late to roll his base back and anchor against power, which can collapse reps.
    • Overall, technical process with hands, feet, and recovery has room to speed up.
    • Punches don’t yet have the precision to land routinely against apex-threatening EDGEs.
    • Base alignment can be uncontrolled out of his kick, exposing him to power rushes.
    • Power can easily tug him past his center of gravity and invite lopsided form.
    • Sometimes has his hands too wide, exposing his torso to bull rushes and long arms.
    • At times, fails to maintain depth while flipping hips to the apex, shortening the corner.
    • Can be quicker to load his base and churn up displacing leg drive as a run blocker.
    • Sometimes overruns blocking angles in space and can be more anticipatory with paths.
    • Has good baseline physicality but isn’t a mauler and fades within reps.

    Current Draft Projection and Summary

    Glaze grades out as a fringe top-100 prospect in the 2024 NFL Draft. At the earliest, he could be worth mid-to-late Day 2 consideration, but he’d be an even better value pick early on Day 3.

    He has actionable experience at left and right tackle and profiles as an immediate swing tackle with starting upside.

    At around 6’4″, 323 pounds, with massive 34 1/2″ arms, Glaze checks a lot of the physical boxes. And beyond his measurements, he’s a great athlete whose lateral mobility, in particular, is a major plus. He also brings quality short-area correction and enough explosiveness to close ground and attack in the ground game.

    Glaze’s best qualities come in pass protection. With his experience, he’s become a natural at keeping his pass set clean, as well as maintaining leverage, balance, and pad level. And while keeping synergy with his feet, he’s shown he can latch, re-extend, combat opposing moves, and jar rushers at contact.

    Having said all this, Glaze still has room to improve in both phases. There are still several minute technical deficiencies in pass protection that impede his ability to absorb power moves and restrict outside paths for speed rushers — and his reaction speed can be a tick slow in recovery at times.

    Meanwhile, as a run blocker, Glaze can be much more consistent at loading his base and extracting his full power output to displace defenders. He’s also not entirely angle-sound in space and doesn’t always channel the proper flexibility and strength to execute reach blocks.

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    Glaze’s uncertain utility as a run blocker clouds his early projection, and he likely functions best as a swing tackle in the immediate timeline. Nevertheless, Glaze has the high pass-blocking floor to be a quality spot-starter, and in time, he could grow to become a quality starter on either the left or right side.

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