Mike McGlinchey NFL Draft 2018: Scouting Report for San Francisco 49ers' Pick

Matt Miller@nfldraftscoutNFL Draft Lead WriterApril 27, 2018

Notre Dame offensive lineman Mike McGlinchey (68) warms up before an NCAA college football game against Stanford Saturday, Nov. 25, 2017, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Tony Avelar)
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POSITIVES

—A four-year contributor who has two years' experience at each right and left tackle

—A smart technician who handles angles and timing well; knows when to shoot his hands.

—Naturally athletic hips and feet allow him to mirror and slide in the passing game.

—Plays with hip and knee bend and can squat and punch.

—Well-coached technician in the passing game; times his punches well; impressive awareness.

—Plug-and-play-type starter at right tackle.

        

NEGATIVES

—Struggled with speed rushers against Georgia and Miami.

—Doesn't bend well and has a hard time getting leverage in the run game at 6'8".

—Play strength can be average at times.

—Doesn't play with a mean streak.

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OVERALL

Mike McGlinchey has issues (needs to add strength, needs to bend better in the run game) but is an excellent pass-blocker. He requires almost no projection because Notre Dame's scheme transitions so well to the NFL. That will add value to his name in an era where offensive line play is so bad.

              

GRADE: 7.00 (Round 1)

PRO COMPARISON: Jack Conklin, Tennessee Titans

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