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McGlinchey has a nice punch when he first engages an opposing defender. He uses his long arms and hands well to keep the competition at bay. McGlinchey shows that he can anchor down when a player attempts to bull rush him. He shows the ability to get out in front in the run game. He is also able to use his power to open up running lanes.
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The offensive tackle class in 2017 was not considered good. Our subject today is trying to change that outlook for 2018. Mike McGlinchey arrived in South Bend by way of William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia. He was a four-star rated offensive tackle prospect. Notre Dame was the only school he visited. McGlinchey redshirted as a freshman and then played mostly special teams before starting the final game. As a redshirt sophomore, he started all 13 games at right tackle. McGlinchey moved to left tackle last season where he started every game replacing 2016 1st round pick, Ronnie Stanley.
2016: Texas, Michigan State, NC State, Stanford, Southern Cal
Mike McGlinchey has the size and length that will serve him well as he tries to man the left side in the NFL. His technique is mostly on the up-and-up. Outside of the monsoon game against the Wolfpack, I didn’t see much that would sway me from saying that McGlinchey will be one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the 2018 NFL Draft.
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Speed rushers can give McGlinchey some issues. He seems to be susceptible to the old “Dip-n-Rip”. Against NC State, he really struggled at times in one-on-one situations against Bradley Chubb. That game was played in Tropical Storm conditions, so footing could have been an issue.