Glen Antoine - Defensive Tackle - Idaho Vandals
Vertical Jump: 30”
Broad Jump: 8’7”
40 Yard Dash: N/A
Bench Press: 37 reps
This defensive linemen hails from the Round Rock, Texas and ended up going the JUCO route immediately after high school. After enrolling at Navarro Junior College in 2012, Antoine would then transfer to Highland Community College in Kansas and play their in 2013. According to Antoine, after a losing his defensive line coach at Navarro, he felt like it would be a good time to look to go somewhere else.
After a solid season at Highland, where Antoine would record 32 tackles, he decided to take the next step and accept a full ride to play football at Idaho under new head coach Paul Petrino. The Vandals stuck with Antoine even after he tore his labrum during his junior college career and needed restorative surgery conducted as he began his career in Moscow.
Career in Moscow
Antoine would head to Idaho and take a redshirt year in 2014 to completely get that shoulder healed. Sitting on the sidelines in 2014, Antoine watched a struggle unfold for the Idaho program in Petrino’s first season as the Vandals went 1-11. After collecting the redshirt, Antoine would go on to record 47 total tackles in two seasons and become a player that demanded a double team in the Vandals’ 3-4 looks.
While at Idaho, Antoine credits defensive line coach Kenny Holmes for improving his technique. According to Antoine, Holmes “taught a lot of NFL styles and techniques”. It is because of this that Antoine believes that he is ready to contribute at the NFL level. Antoine states the scheme he played in at Idaho was a hybrid mix of a 4-3 and 3-4 and this relates to a solid amount of current defensive schemes in the NFL today. At Idaho, defensive coordinator Mike Breske ran a “pro style defense kind of like the Broncos” where his unit would flex between three and four down looks.
It was a roller coaster ride for Antoine in his three year career at the University of Idaho. The Vandals would follow up that 1-11 season with a 4-8 campaign where Antoine got his first extensive FBS playing time. But in Antoine’s third year Idaho finally caught a break. The Vandals would finish the year at 9-4 with an upset win over Colorado State in the Famous Idaho Potato Bowl. During this entire climb, Antoine stated that he and his teammates “trusted the process and kept their eyes on the prize the entire time”.
Strengths & Weaknesses
The most productive part of Antoine’s game will be when he’s lined up over the center at nose. Antoine is “able to command a double team” and has shown ability to be able to split that double on multiple occasions. Antoine believes that he can play in any defense, due to his experience in multiple schemes at Idaho, and this could be a key in helping him stick at the next level. Antoine believes the weakness of his game comes in the pass rush. Antoine has some ability to rush the passer but knows it is something he needs to work on a lot moving forward. Antoine pointed out that Idaho did not take him off the field on third downs and he believes this will show that he has potential as a pass rusher.
In some self-evaluation, Antoine believes the UNLV tape was his best individual outing as well as Idaho’s best team performance. In this 33-30 road win, Antoine was able to get past double teams all night and really control the game. This was the game that turned Idaho’s season around as the Vandals would finish 7-2 to close the season after this road victory. When looking at the UNLV film, you’ll see some of Antoine’s athleticism and that he has the potential to become an effective pass rusher.
Antoine was a participant at the College Gridrion Showcase in Texas last month and got a chance to compete against some really good prospects from all over the country. At this event, players get to participate in an all-star game and multiple practices. In these practices, there are a lot of opportunities for players to go one-on-one and show off their skills for the multiple scouts in attendance. At this event, Antoine spoke with representatives from the Rams, Chiefs, Jets, and Radiers.
At the Showcase, Antoine’s measurables were taken and he checked in around 6’1” and 329 lbs. Antoine’s hands measured at 10 3⁄4 and had a 76 inch wingspan. All are solid numbers.
Going forward, there is a pro day scheduled for March 9th that will take place on Idaho’s campus. Here, Antoine will be looking to get 40 reps on the 225 lb. bench press and somewhere between 5.1 and 5.2 in the 40-yard dash. Antoine has put up as much as 460 lbs. on bench and believes he could put up over 500 on squat.
It’s been a long hard climb for Glen Antoine, but he hasn’t stopped grindin’ yet. Whichever team he lands on will be getting a hard working prospect who loves the game of football. As you’ll see in his highlight tape below, Antoine is a big interior lineman that has some really good athleticism for a nose. He has the potential to be your prototypical 3-4 nose tackle, but also the versatility to play a one or two technique in a 4-3 scheme. As a team-first guy, Antoine should get a fair shake in whatever training camp he lands in come August.