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2013 NFL Draft: North Carolina State Quarterback Mike Glennon

February 6th, 2013 at 8:24 PM
By Donald Lappe

Mike Glennon of North Carolina State is similar to Tyler Bray of Tennessee. Big quarterbacks with big arms and good touch on their deep passes, but not as impressive in college as you would think with their obvious arm talent. One knock on Mike Glennon, as ridiculous as it may sound, is that some scouts think he is too tall. Russell Wilson was too short, Mike Glennon is too tall. The obvious thing is that Mike Glennon can make all of the necessary throws. Is an abundance of height really going to keep him down on the list in the 2013 NFL Draft?

Mike Glennon is one of only quarterback prospects in the 2013 NFL Draft that can make every throw. The issue for him, like so many of the quarterbacks in the 2013 NFL Draft, is consistency. Mike Glennon makes a lot of mistakes and ends up throwing too many interceptions.

The height issue is really a non-issue. All of a sudden, because he's 3/4 of an inch over 6'6", Mike Glennon is downgraded as a prospect? If you want to knock his mobility, fine. But where is the cutoff for this magic sweet spot that all of the cookie cutter quarterbacks fit into? Russell Wilson didn't fit into that description and was just fine last season. Mike Glennon is on the other end of the spectrum and whether he succeeds or fails, it won't be because he's too tall.

Mike Glennon threw for 4,031 yards and 31 touchdowns, but also threw 17 interceptions. Compounding that are the three games in which he threw at least three interceptions. Every quarterback will throw interceptions, but the ability to move forward and not implode and throw multiple interceptions in a game is important. Mike Glennon hasn't shown the ability to do that yet.

Without the maturity issues plaguing the 2013 NFL Draft stock of Tyler Bray, Mike Glennon has a chance to rise way up the draft board. Even during the college football season, he seemed to be a bit overrated by analysts and draftniks, falling in love with his big arm. Just as we said with Tyler Bray, someone is going to be tempted by his ability to launch the football and won't be able to resist. It would be a surprise at this point to see Mike Glennon last past the first round.


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