Mike McGlinchey Draft Profile

Mike McGlinchey draft profile

Strengths:

  • Experienced and successful in gap and zone schemes and can play either tackle spot
  • Leadership–team captain for multiple years
  • Athletic for size
  • Natural movements and able to make cross-face and cut-off blocks
  • Uses tight, controlled settle steps to help promote balanced, centered contact at the point of attack
  • Works hips double teams hip to hip and has well-timed climbs to linebackers
  • Quality down-blocker who gets movement and push with leg churn
  • Pass sets with excellent posture
  • Instinctive and searches for trouble brewing with twists and blitzes
  • Punch placement is adequate
  • Weight is generally dispersed properly throughout his kick slides

Analysis: Mike McGlinchey is a former two-time captain at Notre Dame who played both tackle positions during his college career. Standing at six-foot eight, McGlinchey possesses decent athleticism for his size and is a natural mover with solid agility. He uses tight, controlled settle steps to help promote balanced, centered contact at the point of attack. He understands the position, and is instinctive in his recognition of twists and stunts around him. He along with future first round pick Quenton Nelson worked masterfully together at double teams and reaching the second level with combo blocks. His pass block balance and posture is solid–punch is forceful and placed accurately.

Weaknesses:

  • Below average strength
  • Needs more mass on his frame
  • Allows pad level to rise as move blocker
  • Will uncork his punch a shade too early at times for fear of losing the “hands first” battle
  • Tends to deaden feet at punch allowing speed rushers access to his edge if his punch falls flat or misses entirely
  • Needs to sustain and finish at a better rate
  • Inconsistent at containing opponents as base blocker

Analysis: We talked about Mike McGlinchey’s size above, which is ideal, but his strength for a guy his size is severely lacking. He needs to add more muscle mass to his frame and improve his overall strength. McGlinchey will need to add more strength and mass to his athletic frame in order to hold up against NFL power, but his technique and instincts are pro-ready. His pad level gets a little high, especially as the game moves along and that affects his ability to maintain his leverage. When his pad level rises, he gets knocked off his spot and anchor. McGlinchey’s punch is powerful, but he rushes it and defenders have been able to counter it beating him off the edge. He needs to become a better finisher, maintaining his blocks through the whistle. Want to see more of a mean streak.

What the experts say: “Notre Dame will even tell you that McGlinchey is better on the right side than the left side. He’s just more comfortable and consistent there so that’s probably where you play him. I think everyone tries to beat him up too much. He’s going to play in our league and be a decent starter.” – -AFC team personnel executive

Size: 6’8 309lbs

Draft Rank: No.2 OT

NFL Comparison: Taylor Lewan (but without the mean streak)

Draft Projection: Round 1

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