The SEC's top 25 players: No. 16

We go from the guys throwing the ball to someone who was picked to protect them.

No. 16: Cordy Glenn, OT, Georgia, Sr.

Preseason rank: No. 18 in the 2011 preseason rankings.

2011 summary: The 6-foot-5, 348-pound Glenn moved from guard to left tackle during preseason camp and started all 14 games there last season for the Bulldogs. He was the anchor of Georgia's offensive line and was one of the most impressive linemen not just in the SEC but nationally. The potential first-round draft pick was named an All-American and a first team All-SEC member.

Why he's here: Glenn entered the season with the responsibility of stepping into the most important position on the offensive line and passed with flying colors, ending the year as one of the top offensive linemen heading into April's NFL draft. He's a monster on the edge with his size, but doesn't lack in athleticism. Glenn is surprisingly quick on his feet, but can still punish opposing ends and linebackers with the strength he exerts through his arms and hands. What pro scouts like about him is that he's so versatile. He will probably be drafted as a guard, but after the 2011 season, he now has the ability to move outside if needed. While Glenn spent his 2011 season outside, he was at his best in the run game. He was labeled as one of the best linemen nationally when it came to run blocking during his senior year. He ended his Bulldog career tied for first all-time with 50 career starts for a Georgia offensive lineman.

  • No. 17: Tyler Wilson, QB, Arkansas

  • No. 18: Aaron Murray, QB, Georgia

  • No. 19: Bacarri Rambo, S, Georgia

  • No. 20: Michael Brockers, DT, LSU

  • No. 21: Dre Kirkpatrick, CB, Alabama

  • No. 22: Rueben Randle, WR, LSU

  • No. 23: Casey Hayward, CB, Vanderbilt

  • No. 24: Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina

  • No. 25: Michael Dyer, RB, Auburn