Chicago Bears Work Out Quarterback Prospect Mike Glennon
August 31, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack quarterback Mike Glennon (8) throws a pass in the first quarter against the Tennessee Volunteers at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports
The Chicago Bears might have Jay Cutler at quarterback and they may only have five draft picks but that doesn’t mean that they’re going to going to go into the 2013 draft and not at least consider taking a signal caller. Phil Emery is doing his homework right up until the time it’s due, having quarterback Mike Glennon to Halas Hall for a workout on draft eve. Let’s learn a little more about this prospect, who’s projected to be a second or third round selection.
Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State
Height – 6’6″
Weight – 225 lbs.
Glennon spent his first couple of seasons sitting behind Russell Wilson, so when Wilson bolted NC State for Wisconsin, Glennon stepped in and saw his numbers spike.
According to CBS Sports, here are Glennon’s Strengths and Weaknesses
STRENGTHS: Ideal height to see over defenses. Accurate on the move, showing the ability to square his shoulders while rolling right and delivering an accurate ball. Very good arm strength. Throws a tight spiral with very good velocity and the confidence to thread the needle against tight coverage. Showed improved recognition of defenses as a senior.
WEAKNESSES: Has just two seasons as a starting quarterback and saw his completion rate drop and interceptions rise last season. Lacks the athleticism to escape pressure and has erratic accuracy when forced to re-set his feet, making him vulnerable to pressure. Highly inconsistent throughout the week of practice and in the Saturday game at the Senior Bowl.
Here are some highlights for the strong armed Glennon:
It’s especially interesting to see Glennon on Jon Gruden’s Quarterback Camp. When you listen to him, does he sound like someone we know?
Should the Bears take a flyer on a mid-round QB? I think you only make this pick if you can find a trading partner to trade down and pick up an extra pick or two. If the Bears stand at #20, it would be hard to think they take a quarterback with one of their five picks. What do you think?