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All-star games served as proving ground for Georgia State's Travis Glover

Sixth-round O-lineman battled Power 5 competition at Senior Bowl and Hula Bowl

OT Travis Glover
OT Travis Glover

GREEN BAY – College all-star games are a great way for small-school prospects to prove themselves against Power 5 competition, and offensive lineman Travis Glover did just that.

The five-year starter from Georgia State attended both the Senior Bowl and Hula Bowl following the 2023 season – when he was named first-team All-Sun Belt Conference – and he felt it made a difference in his draft prospects.

"The Senior Bowl definitely helped out, especially going out there and getting in front of more teams," Glover said. "Then at the Hula Bowl, it showed that I wasn't just a guy that could play in the Sun Belt. I could play against these Power 5 guys, and I think it was a really big help just going out there and competing against new competition."

The Packers are known to show high interest in Senior Bowl standouts in particular, and they made the 6-foot-6, 317-pound Glover their sixth-round draft pick at No. 202 overall. He's the third offensive lineman Green Bay has chosen in this draft.

Glover played mostly left tackle, accounting for 35 of his 57 starts there. He also started 18 games at right tackle, plus four at left guard when the need arose for his team. This past season, his work at left tackle paved the way for the Sun Belt's rushing leader, Marcus Carroll.

He's willing to play anywhere he can help an NFL team and said he's plenty comfortable on either side at tackle. He has slimmed down a touch from the 330-pound range he played at last season, and he's been especially focused on his hand placement as a blocker during the pre-draft process.

"It's one thing to just be trying to throw haymakers, but in my training, (I'm) just working on throwing fast strikes like a snake," he said. "Just really fine-tuning everything I do, the way I move, the way I attack people, using my hands more."

Glover's 57 starts are second-most in school history to Shamarious Gilmore's 59, and he became just the second player at Georgia State to be named to the FWAA-Shaun Alexander Freshman All-America team, along with receiver Penny Hart in 2015.

He's the first player from Georgia State the Packers have ever drafted. Its football program has only been around since 2010, started by former Lombardi-era Packers player Bill Curry, Georgia State's first head coach.

Former Green Bay defensive lineman Montravius Adams, a third-round pick back in 2017, is from Glover's hometown of Vienna, Ga. Both played at Dooly County High School.

Glover made a pre-draft visit to Green Bay and really took to it, saying he's been thinking about it ever since he got back. The Packers are his younger brother's favorite team, too.

"There's so much history up there," he said. "Just seeing the scenery, seeing how dedicated the city is to the team. Just excited to be a part of it, put on the colors and give it my all."


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