Chicago Bears Draft Scout: Mike McGlinchey
Mike McGlinchey was an All-American tackle for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Does he fit in with the Chicago Bears?
Mike McGlinchey was a four-year starter for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. With two seasons the right side and two seasons on the left, he is the most experienced tackle in the entire draft. Could he fit on the Chicago Bears at pick eight?
College: Notre Dame Fighting Irish
McGlinchey is a technician. He is a very efficient mover with his hands and feet. Being a former tight end he is a very strong athlete and mover for his position. McGlinchey is the cousin of Matt Ryan and is a two-time team captain. He is a football guy. His versatility of playing many positions growing up combined with his refined technical skills at tackle can speak to a fast learner and a player who has a higher ceiling than others.
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Lacks the strength and muscle in his legs to consistently win with power. Being a former tight end he is not quite built physically yet to win these ways in the NFL yet. In the run game, he was helped by Quenton Nelson and was able to get into the second level untouched times. He has yet to have proven to be a consistent power run blocker. If McGlinchey can add that strength the ceiling that was mentioned is there for him to be a star tackle in this league. If he does not, he is limited as a run blocker and will struggle against power rushers in that regard.