Glenn still waiting after first round of NFL Draft

Cordy Glenn stood on the stage of Radio City Music Hall Thursday night prior to the start of the NFL draft with other invited prospects but never got the call back up there.

The 32 picks in the first round came and went without the Georgia offensive lineman being selected.

Glenn was projected by many to go in the first round, but no Georgia player was picked. He’ll have to wait for Day 2 of the draft tonight to find out his NFL destination.

A Georgia offensive lineman still hasn’t been taken in the first round since the 2003 draft when tackle George Foster was the 20th overall pick by Denver.

ESPN’s Mel Kiper listed Glenn as the best available player as the first round wound down.

St. Louis, Indianapolis and Baltimore have the first three picks of the second round.

Four other offensive linemen were selected in the first round: tackle Matt Kalil from Southern California (fourth to Minnesota), tackle Riley Reiff from Iowa (23rd to Detroit), guard David DeCastro from Stanford (24th to Pittsburgh) and guard Kevin Zeitler from Wisconsin (27th to Cincinnati).

Glenn, a tackle/guard, was one of 26 players considered top prospects that were on hand in New York for the draft.

The others that remain available:  tight end Coby Fleener from Stanford, receiver Stephen Hill from Georgia Tech, receiver Rueben Randle from LSU, linebacker  Courtney Upshaw from Alabama and defensive tackle Devon Still from Penn State.

The Southeastern Conference had nine players selected in the first round, including eight of the top 18 picks.

Boise State, a team that beat Georgia to open the season, had two players selected in the first round.

Georgia could have several players selected tonight.

Besides Glenn, cornerback Brandon Boykin, tight end Orson Charles and center Ben Jones also could hear their names called.

The draft continues at 7 p.m. with rounds two and three.

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