Where Mike Glennon's Draft Stock Stands Following Day 1 Action
The 2013 NFL Draft has been unlike any in recent memory, as only one quarterback and no running backs were selected in the first round. One of the players who's still on the board is 6'7" quarterback Mike Glennon out of North Carolina State.
So where is Glennon's draft stock following day one?
For those unfamiliar, Glennon is a 6'7" and 225-pound quarterback who started the past two seasons for the North Carolina State Wolfpack. In that time, Glennon threw for 7,085 yards, 62 touchdowns and 29 interceptions.
During his final game, the 2013 Music City Bowl, Glennon went for 383 yards, one touchdown and three interceptions in a 38-24 loss to Vanderbilt.
As we approach the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, Glennon has become one of the most intriguing prospects on the board. Not only does he possess extraordinary size at 6'7", but his arm strength and clutch ability has drawn praise.
Unfortunately for Glennon, the only quarterback that's come off of the board thus far is the one he defeated on October 6, 2012—EJ Manuel of the Florida State Seminoles.
Entering the second round of the 2013 NFL Draft, there are multiple quarterbacks remaining on the board who possess equal or higher draft stock to Mike Glennon's. That includes those who were previously believed to be first round locks.
The question is, can Glennon overtake those players or will he be forced to wait until they're off of the board?
The quarterbacks available include Geno Smith of the West Virginia Mountaineers, Matt Barkley of the USC Trojans and Ryan Nassib of the Syracuse Orange. Glennon could also be in competition with Landry Jones of the Oklahoma Sooners.
To put it simply, this is a crowded field.
There could be numerous quarterbacks coming off of the board in the first half of the second round. The Jacksonville Jaguars, Philadelphia Eagles, Arizona Cardinals, New York Jets and Oakland Raiders are all in need of quarterbacks and within the first 10 picks.
The question is, where might Glennon come off of the board?
As previously alluded to, there are at least five teams within the first 10 picks of the second round in the market for a quarterback. The needs don't stop there as teams further down the board could be in the running for their signal caller of the future.
When it comes to Glennon, there's a strong possibility that he falls no further than the 50th overall draft choice.
So where might he actually end up?
The Jaguars and Eagles are likely to be looking to Geno Smith and Matt Barkley, while the Cardinals could be thought of in that same regard. The two teams most that are most intriguing are the Jets and Raiders.
Keep in mind, both of these teams have less-than favorable histories with USC quarterbacks.
With this in mind, it's quite likely that the Jets take a gamble on a quarterback that possesses great size and a pocket presence. While Glennon would lack elite weapons at receiver, the same could be said for his collegiate career.
Glennon would give Mark Sanchez a run for his money.
If he falls past the Jets and Raiders, the Bears at 50 appear to be the most logical destination. If not, Glennon is likely to fall into the third round.
One way or another, the N.C. State alum is in line to be selected on Day 2.
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