The quarterback class of 2013 has been much discussed as the draft approaches. Mike Glennon of NC State is one of the many talented quarterbacks hoping to land with a team that will give him a chance to blossom into a great passer.
Glennon is a mid-round prospect. Here's what you should know about him.
Full Name: Michael Glennon
Birthday: December 12, 1989
Hometown: Centreville, Va.
School: North Carolina State
Major: Business Management
Glennon is currently a graduate student and chose to go away for school, but not too far away. The 23-year-old was a 4-star recruit coming out of high school.
2012: 330-of-564, 4,031 yards, 31 TDs, 17 INTs, 124.9 rating
2011: 283-of-453, 3,054 yards, 31 TDs, 12 INTs, 136.4 rating
2010: 9-of-13, 78 yards, 0 TDs, 0 INTs, 119.6 rating
2009: 24-of-39, 248 yards, 1 TD, 2 INTs, 113.2 rating
In only two full seasons as a starter, Mike Glennon had very good numbers. He's not known for mobility, but he won't be a statue in the pocket, so high yardage totals are expected. His touchdown-to-interception ratio is excellent for his career as well (63-31).
The one knock that can be seen from the statistics is the accuracy. The completion percentage in his senior season was just a touch over 58 percent. That's not bad, but in a passing offense, those numbers should be better.
Weight: 225 lbs.
Arm Length: 33 1/8"
Hand Size: 9 5/8"
40-yard dash: 4.94 seconds
Broad jump: 8.5 feet
Vertical jump: 26.5 inches
Pro Day Results
Passes Completed: 43 of 52
Glennon’s pro day performance increased his draft stock. He showed he could make deep throws out of five- and seven-step drops with accuracy and strength. He completed 43 of 52 passes during drills and answered questions about his accuracy.
He demonstrated some mobility, but he lacked polish in that regard. Generally, he moves well in the pocket and handles pressure well but isn’t accurate on the move.
Statistics from CBS Sports
Mike Glennon is an interesting player. He actually ranked ahead of fellow prep prospect and current Indianapolis Colts starting quarterback Andrew Luck coming out of high school.
He also is from a family of quarterbacks. His brother played quarterback for Virginia Tech from 2004 to 2008.
Glennon is also incredibly smart and earned two degrees at NC State. One was a bachelor's in business management and the other was a Master's in liberal studies.
"Looked strong at times at the Senior Bowl, where he had the strongest arm among the quarterbacks in attendance. Can deliver strikes downfield, making concise NFL throws to all levels of the field."
-Dane Brugler, CBS Sports
"Glennon, who is quite raw, has enough to work with for coaches to see positives in him as a future NFL starter. He projects somewhere in the second round or even early third, but the premium placed on quarterbacks could overvalue his stock."
-Cory J. Bonini, KFFL