Mike Glennon: How Will Tampa Bay's Newest QB Fare in the Pros?

Matt SteinCorrespondent IIApril 26, 2013

Mike Glennon has a huge arm, but will need some time to develop into an NFL quarterback.
Mike Glennon has a huge arm, but will need some time to develop into an NFL quarterback.Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Mike Glennon became the third quarterback selected in the 2013 NFL draft when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected him with the 73rd overall pick. The former North Carolina State quarterback brings an interesting skill set to the Buccaneers' roster.

How will Tampa Bay's newest quarterback fare in the NFL? Let's break down how we see Glennon performing in the near future.


Pro Outlook

At 6'7", Glennon has the size that you want in an NFL quarterback. He isn't overly athletic or quick outside the pocket, but he's got an NFL-ready body.

Glennon also has one of the strongest arms in this year's draft. There isn't a throw that he can't make and puts great velocity on all his throws.

The biggest issue surrounding Glennon is his consistency. Too often will he make poor decisions with the football or simply miss open receivers. 

With proper coaching, Glennon could become an eventual starter in the NFL with a huge amount of upside.


Fantasy Outlook

For the 2013 season, Glennon doesn't have very much fantasy football value at all. It's unlikely that he'll be starting, and even if he does somehow start, he's simply too inconsistent to trust on a regular basis.


Roster Outlook

Glennon will almost certainly start the year as the backup quarterback to Josh Freeman. Even though Freeman struggled in the 2012 season, the Buccaneers are still his team and the starting job is still his to lose.

If Freeman does struggle this year, Glennon could certainly get a shot to prove he is the quarterback of the future in Tampa Bay.


Pick Analysis

With Freeman's struggles last year, it makes sense that the Buccaneers would bring in a quarterback to challenge him. While Glennon has some flaws to his game, specifically his inconsistency, he has all the tools to be a successful NFL quarterback with a rather high ceiling.

Grade: B