| Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame
Name: Mike McGlinchey
College: Notre Dame Number: 68
Height: 6-7 Weight: 315
Position: OT Pos2: Class/Draft Year: rSr/2018
40 Low: 5.15 40 Time: 5.27 40 High: 5.40
Projected Round: 1 Stock:
Rated number 3 out of 115 OT's 24 / 2381 TOTAL |
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6-7, 315, 5.27, #68
William Penn Charter
Notre Dame captain (2017, 2016)
Associated Press Second Team All-American (2016)
Phil Steele Third Team All-American (2016)
Maxwell Award Watch List (2017)
Outland Trophy Watch List (2017, 2016)
Lombardi Award Watch List (2016)
A three-year starter at Notre Dame, McGlinchey started each of the last 39 games for the Irish and is the latest in the South Bend-to-NFL left tackle pipeline, following in the footsteps of Zack Martin and Ronnie Stanley. As a do-everything player in high school, his development has come a long way the past five years, benefiting from the tutelage of longtime NFL and college offensive line coach Harry Heistand.
While he is an above average athlete for the position, McGlinchey is too reliant on his reach and upper body strength instead of mirroring with his feet, allowing speed to skirt his jabs and win the corner. While his pass protection requires work, he is an outstanding run blocker, overpowering defenders and creating run lanes.
A four-star offensive tackle recruit out of high school, Michael “Mike” McGlinchey Jr. started as a tight end at William Penn Charter before moving to left tackle and playing on both sides of the ball. He also attracted recruiting attention as a starter on the basketball team – Notre Dame’s Brian Kelly: “We worry that Mike Brey (Irish head basketball coach) is going to take him from us.” McGlinchey received 20+ football scholarship offers, including Wisconsin and Penn State, but he committed to South Bend shortly after the Irish entered the picture, shutting down his recruitment as a junior at William Penn.
After redshirting in 2013 (and learning behind senior Zack Martin), McGlinchey spent the 2014 season as a back-up before earning his first start at right tackle in the bowl game. He returned to right tackle as a sophomore in 2015 and started all 13 games. With Ronnie Stanley leaving for the NFL, McGlinchey moved to left tackle as a junior and started all 12 games in 2016. He returned for his senior season and again started every game at left tackle.
Looks the part with a wide base and NFL frame. Enough lateral athleticism to carry rushers to the corner. Doesn’t show any limitations as a cross-formation puller. Basketball background evident with his coordination in space. Aggressive punch and relies on his reach to meet rushers and maintain spacing. Owns the core and grip strength to control the point of attack and move bodies in the run game. Bulldozer on down blocks. Uses body position to shield run lanes, bending at the knees and keeping a flat back. NFL bloodlines – first cousin of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, who also attended William Penn Charter. Graduated with a degree in film, television and theatre (May 2017). Two-year team captain and lunch pail worker. Finished his career with 39 consecutive starts – 14 at right tackle followed by 25 at left tackle. – Dane Brugler 12/30/2017
Tardy pass-sets and late to mirror. Forgets his feet and struggles with wide speed. Poor hand/punch timing, allowing rushers to cross his face and wrap his outside shoulder. Hips/butt rise in his kickslide. Only average arm length. Has an answer for the first move, but consistently struggles with counters. Overeager at times in the run game and tips his hand, ending up on the ground. – Dane Brugler 12/30/2017
IN OUR VIEW: Overall, McGlinchey has his warts, especially vs. edge speed, but players with his combination of strength, smarts and intangibles are NFL starter-worthy, projecting similar to Detroit Lions offensive tackle Taylor Decker.
Graduated in May 2017 with a degree in film, television and theatre from the College of Arts and Letters
10/31/17 - Notre Dame redshirt senior LT Mike McGlinchey (6-7, 312, 5.27, #68) had an up-and-down performance against N.C. State senior pass rusher Bradley Chubb (6-3, 275, 4.84, #9), a projected top-10 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Along with Quenton Nelson at left guard, McGlinchey was dominant in the run game, but his struggles with edge speed in pass protection showed on more than a few occasions. Entering the season, scouts had concerns about his ability to stay on the blindside in the NFL, and his performances against the top defenses on the schedule (Georgia and N.C. State) back up those concerns. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
Started all 12 games at left tackle
Helped running back Josh Adams run for over 100 yards four times (Nevada, Syracuse, Virginia Tech and USC), including a career-best 180 yards at rival USC (Nov. 26)
Part of the offensive line that paved the way for 417.6 total yards per game
Started all 13 games at right tackle on an offensive line which was a finalist for the inaugural Joe Moore Award...part of an offensive line that helped the Irish average 5.63 rushing yards per carry (eighth-best in the FBS) -- a modern (post WWII) school record...Notre Dame ranked 27th nationally in total offense, averaging 466.4 yards per game, its third-best mark since setting a school record in 1970 by averaging 510.5 yards per game
...Notre Dame was one of 11 programs nationally to average 205 yards rushing and 250 yards passing per game in 2015 (Irish had not accomplished this feat since 1970)...Notre Dame averaged 207.6 rushing yards per game (28th in the FBS), the best rushing output since 2000, including six games with 200+ yards (Texas, Virginia, Georgia Tech, UMass, USC and Stanford)...paved the way for first-year RB C.J. Prosise, who rushed for 1,032 yards (second-fewest carries needed to reach 1,000 yards) and recorded the 18th 1,000-yard rushing season in school history, and freshman RB Josh Adams, who set a freshman single-season school record with 835 yards rushing.
Blocked for an Irish rushing attack that recorded 457 yards vs. UMass (Sept. 26) -- the best single-game rushing total by Notre Dame in 23 years, and 299 yards at Stanford (Nov. 28) -- the most by an opponent in David Shaw's five seasons (35 carries for an 8.5 per-carry average against nation's No. 22 rush defense)...helped the Irish register a pair of 90+ yard TD rushes (Adams 98 vs. Wake Forest, Prosise 91 vs. Georgia Tech)...Notre Dame had just two rushes of at least 90 yards in the first 126 seasons of Irish football...the 98-yard TD run by Adams vs. Wake Forest was the longest play from scrimmage in Notre Dame history and longest rush by a freshman in NCAA history...blocked for 10 individual 100-yard rushing games -- the most by the Irish since 1983 (11)...three different Notre Dame players recorded 100-yard rushing games.
Played in all 13 games, predominantly on special teams before earning his first career start at right tackle in the 31-28 victory over No. 22 LSU in the Music City Bowl (Dec. 30) ... one of 20 Irish players who made his career debut in the season opening victory over Rice (Aug. 30) ... also saw action at right tackle ... earned a spot on field goal/PAT block unit midway through the season and registered his first career field-goal block vs. Northwestern (Nov. 15) ... played the majority of offensive snaps at right tackle at USC (Nov. 29).
Did not see action during the season.
First-team offensive lineman on 2012 Pennsylvania Sports Writers AAAA All-State football team ... first-team offensive lineman on Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania team ... first-team offensive lineman on Philadelphia Daily News All-City squad for William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania ... ranked 131st player nationally on 247Sports list of top 247 players ... ranked 24th on Rivals. com list of offensive tackles ... ranked 90th overall and eighth among offensive tackles on Scout 300 by Scout.com ... captain of team as a senior in 2012 ... began as a high school tight end but shifted to offensive tackle ... has played virtually everywhere on the field on both sides of the ball, other than secondary ... also played basketball for Penn Charter ... selected for Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and played for East squad ... first cousin of former Pen Charter, Boston College and current Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan ... played for coach Jeff Humble.
Son of Mike Sr. and Janet McGlinchey ... enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters, majoring in film, television and theatre.
|10/31/17 - Notre Dame redshirt senior LT Mike McGlinchey (6-7, 312, 5.27, #68) had an up-and-down performance against N.C. State senior pass rusher Bradley Chubb (6-3, 275, 4.84, #9), a projected top-10 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. Along with Quenton Nelson at left guard, McGlinchey was dominant in the run game, but his struggles with edge speed in pass protection showed on more than a few occasions. Entering the season, scouts had concerns about his ability to stay on the blindside in the NFL, and his performances against the top defenses on the schedule (Georgia and N.C. State) back up those concerns. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com|
|10/24/17 - McGlinchey is a vital cog in one of the country's best running attacks (7.06 yards per carry). He has been dominant, collapsing the left side regularly to open holes. He had a couple of high-profile pass protection lapses against Georgia early this season, but that part of his game has improved as the season has gone on. - AP College Football|
|10/03/17 - OL Mike McGlinchey has been a stalwart up front as Notre Dame has eclipsed 400 yards rushing two times this season. Prior to the 2017 campaign, the Fighting Irish had topped 400 yards only once with Brian Kelly as coach. McGlinchey has first-round talent written all over him as long as he stays healthy.|
|09/25/17 - Inside the League's Danton Barto, an ex-Rams scout, tweeted that Notre Dame's Mike McGlinchey "has all the tools you want," but his "best position" will be right tackle in the NFL. - InsidetheLeague.com|
|09/11/17 - As Saturday night turned into Sunday morning following Georgia's 20-19 victory over Notre Dame, Fighting Irish offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey took the blame. "It's awful, absolutely awful...it came down to execution at the end and I blew it," said McGlinchey, a 6-foot-8 1/4, 315-pound left tackle who turned down the NFL to try to help Notre Dame rebound from a 4-8 season. McGlinchey held himself responsible for missing the block that led to Georgia linebacker Davin Bellamy's sack of quarterback Brandon Wimbush and linebacker Lorenzo Carter's fumble recovery that ended Notre Dame's chance of rallying past the No. 13 Bulldogs. The loss dropped the Irish (1-1) out of the Associated Press Top 25 rankings. Notre Dame is at Boston College next week. "Our defense played its heart out. Everyone had their doubts about them and they stepped up," McGlinchey said. "That last play was my fault. We played our hearts out in the fourth quarter." Coach Brian Kelly, who was brusque in ending his postgame conference, insisting things won't "snowball" as they did in 2016 when Notre Dame lost seven of its eight games by eight points or fewer, was in a better mood Sunday and didn't fault McGlinchey. "I've never felt like there's one play that determines a game," Kelly said. "It was just a one-on-one scenario. That's a guy (Bellamy) that's going to be playing in the NFL." - AP College Football|