Throughout the summer, National Scout Jon Ledyard, Assistant Director Joe Marino and Scouting Director Kyle Crabbs will be conducting summer assessments on 99 notable senior prospects. Of these 99 seniors, the 33 most prominent will be covered by all three analysts.
Of the remaining 66, each of the three analysts has “drafted” 22 of them to scout exclusively.
This serves as the foundation for our 2018 draft assessments.
Scout: Joe Marino
Name: Mike McGlinchey
Position: Offensive Tackle
College: Notre Dame
High School: Williams Penn Charter (Pennsylvania)
Games Played: 38
Games Started: 25
Production: Not applicable for offensive lineman
High School: Played offense, defense and basketball in high school. All-State, All-District and All-Conference as a senior.
College: Team captain and 2016 Third Team All-American.
Strengths: Plays with precise timing to execute his assignments in concert with the play concept. Anticipates stunts/blitzes and stymies them. Works his hips into position to square up and seal defenders.
Smooth, balanced pass blocker who plays from a firm base. Blocks with good posture and foot quickness to mirror rushers. Times and locates his punch effectively to stun rushers and dictate reps. Handles speed rushers effectively by challenging landmarks and using his length to steer them past the quarterback. Often the aggressor when pass blocking which speak to his confidence.
Effective worker in space and has a good hit rate. Plays under control and anticipates defensive flow to seal at the second level. Squares up and initiates contact at a high level.
Creates movement as a run blocker with leverage and power. Entire body functions in unison to maximize his power. Excellent hip roll that stems from power in the lower half. Works his hand fits to maintain inside positioning and control reps.
Weaknesses: Could stand to be more deliberate with his hands early in reps to avoid defensive lineman from challenging his chest plate. Will occasionally over-extend himself and get his head too far in front of his feet.
Summary: Notre Dame left tackle McGlinchey would have challenged to be the first offensive lineman drafted and first round selection if he would have declared for the 2017 NFL Draft. To the delight of Notre Dame and their fans, McGlinchey returned to South Bend and provides the Irish a devastating pair of blockers on the left side with fellow senior Quenton Nelson.
McGlinchey has an ideal frame and desired length to become a blindside protector in the NFL. His smooth feet and natural movements kills translate perfectly to today’s game.
A balanced player, McGlinchey excels in all facets of blocking. His technique is consistently sound, play strength is outstanding and football intelligence is apparent.
If he stays healthy, McGlinchey should enter the NFL with nearly 40 collegiate starts under his belt. His experience, physical attributes and blocking ability have the makeup of a decade starter at left tackle in the NFL.
Predicted Value Range: First Round Range