Mike Glennon: Breaking Down Best Landing Spots for Former NC State QB
Former North Carolina State quarterback Mike Glennon wasn't taken in the first round of the 2013 NFL draft (not that it was much of a surprise), but he could well see his name called throughout the next two rounds on Friday, or even in the later rounds on Saturday.
As the Wolfpack's man under center for the past two years, Glennon was superb at running the offense—posting stellar back-to-back seasons of 31 touchdowns and 7,000 passing yards in total.
He is a very intriguing pick heading into the later rounds of the draft this year, and with surprisingly good mobility and mechanics, Glennon could well be the real deal.
At the worst, he'll be a more-than-ready replacement for any team around the league.
But which teams could take a shot on Mike Glennon? Read on and find out the best possible landing spots for the former North Carolina State quarterback.
Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State
Check out Glennon's full scouting profile via Bleacher Report here.
Greg Cosell rates Mike Glennon above Geno Smith nfl.com/news/story/0ap…— NFL: AroundTheLeague (@NFL_ATL) April 5, 2013
Says he'd be surprised if Glennon slips beyond top 50.— P. Schrager (@PSchrags) April 24, 2013
Jacksonville Jaguars: Round 3, Pick No. 2
Jacksonville fans will have been less than impressed with the performances of Gabbert and Chad Henne last year, but know that with a good offensive line and some depth out wide, their quarterbacks can thrive. Gabbert should do just that next year, but question marks do remain about whether Henne can do that, and whether he'll be around in the long-term to back up Gabbert.
If Glennon is still on the boards come the start of the third round, he's definitely worth picking up here, for his mechanics suggest he'll be a very good QB. The Jags reportedly won't be looking at a QB in the second round, but they never said anything about the third round.
Glennon would be a great add in the third.
New York Jets: Round 3, Pick No. 9
The Jets' quarterback circus has to end at some point, and whilst Glennon might not necessarily be the man to lead the Jets for decades to come, he is certainly capable of ending the debacle that Rex Ryan seems to create so well—ending the need for Tim Tebow and David Gerrard.
Gerrard is 35, so there's no longevity there, and Tebow just isn't going to be given the opportunities in New York that many would like to see instead of Mark Sanchez.
According to Manish Mehta and Seth Walder of the New York Daily News, the Jets have been trying to split with Tebow for a while now, and picking up another quarterback might be the strongest signal they could send in doing that.
Glennon would be a great replacement for Sanchez, and could even threaten for the starting spot if given the chance. He has great movement that would suit the Jets offense, and has great accuracy when he gets going—something that Jets fans would grow to love over time.
Even if it seems like they're just adding to the problem in the short term, the Wolfpack's star quarterback would be a good pick for the Jets.
Houston Texans: Round 2, Pick No. 27
When you have Arian Foster in the backfield and Andre Johnson lining up out wide, you don't necessarily need to be the best quarterback in football—and I think that's been true for Matt Schaub.
Schaub is good in the pocket, but he isn't by any means a great quarterback. And at 31, he isn't exactly going to get any younger or find more potential, meaning that the Texans should seriously start looking to bring in some new talent behind him.
They have a number of quarterbacks, but it's hard to argue any of them are legitimate replacements for Schaub if he goes down. However, if they were to make a move for Glennon, they'd have an NFL-ready replacement who would thrive in the Texans' system.
Glennon has deadly accuracy, and with a big offensive line ahead of him, would have plenty of time to make his throws—something that the likes of Owen Daniels, Johnson, Foster and now DeAndre Hopkins could see plenty of big results from.
T.J. Yates is not the answer for Houston, and with the Texans reportedly looking into picking up a quarterback in the draft, Glennon would be a great option with their late second-round selection.
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