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Road to the Draft: Mike Glennon

By Jay Skurski

Mike Glennon

Position: Quarterback
School: North Carolina State
Measurements: 6-foot-7, 225 pounds
40 time: 4.94 seconds. Vertical: 26.5 inches. Broad jump: 8 feet, 6 inches.
2012 stats: 330 of 564, 4,031 yards, 58.5 completion percentage, 31 touchdowns, 17 interceptions
Draft projection: First-second round

Lowdown: Classic pocket passer has sufficient arm strength to make all the throws required at the NFL level. … Is comfortable in a pro-style offense taking snaps from under center. … Uses his height to see over the line and find receivers running short or intermediate routes. … Can stretch the field with the deep ball.

A below-average runner with extremely limited mobility makes it difficult for him to avoid rushers in the pocket. … Accuracy comes and goes. Completion percentage dropped from 62.5 as a junior to 58.5 in his senior year.

Was considered one of the top-five quarterback recruits in the country coming out of high school. … Has an older brother, Sean, who played quarterback at Virginia Tech. … Took over N.C. State after Russell Wilson transferred to Wisconsin and showed good development as a leader.

They said it: “I think he has a very good arm -- you could argue that he has the best arm in this class. Glennon is a guy I’m struggling with a little, because the more I watch, the more I believe there is to like. But there are a couple of concerns. When there’s pressure around him, he’s another guy who does not have very quick feet. And when he has to move, at times, he can’t quite get his feet set. So he can’t throw the ball properly, and he becomes scattershot. In the NFL, you don’t get that open space as often as you do in college.” – Greg Cosell, NFL Films

The Buffalo News is profiling 50 prospects in 50 days leading up to next month's NFL Draft.


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