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NFL Draft 2018 Scouting report: Mike McGlinchey just might be in play for Raiders

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Detailed scouting report on Notre Dame left tackle Mike McGlinchey.

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Mike McGlinchey, OT, Notre Dame

Measureables

6’8”, 312 pounds

Bench Press 24 reps

Vertical Jump 28.5 inches

Broad Jump 8 feet, 9 inches

Awards

Consensus All-American (2017)

Associated Press Second Team All-American (2016)

Phil Steele Third Team All-American (2016)

Pro Football Focus Stats and grades

3 sacks surrendered. 3 penalties, 2 hits, 16 hurries in 412 pass blocking snaps

Pass blocking efficiency score of 96.9

No 1 run blocking grade among left tackles at 95

Grade of 90.6 overall is the best of all left tackle prospects

Strengths

  • Athletic with a background as a tight end and basketball player
  • Does a good job sealing the edge in the run game
  • One of many recent well-schooled, technically sound Notre Dame offensive linemen
  • Versatility to play either tackle spot in gap and zone scheme
  • Good hand punch, posture and kickslide in pass pro
  • Awareness to pick up stunts and blitzes
  • Was a team captain in consecutive years

Weaknesses

  • Needs more bulk and strength to go with athleticism
  • Can struggle with power in running and passing game
  • Needs to sustain and finish blocks more
  • Plays a little too high at times
  • Can get caught leaning

Fit

Left tackle Donald Penn is 35 and near the end of his contract. Plus the Raiders don’t have much at the right tackle position as Breno Giacomini is the worst free agent they brought in this offseason. So McGlinchey, who has extensive experience on both sides, can start out on the right side and take over the left side if Penn gets hurt or when he eventually retires.

Bottom line

With all the injuries quarterback Derek Carr had from the end of 2016 to 2017, the Raiders need to protect him as well as possible. Of course, there are big needs on the defense but Carr makes up for them when healthy. In 2016, he took the Raiders to 12-4 with a horrible defense. Plus if the Raiders get recent early draft picks to show up, especially 2017 1st-round pick Gareon Conley and 2nd-rounder Obi Melifonwu, the defense will improve a lot.

As far as value goes, he may be better than you think. Pro Football Focus has him at No. 14 on their big board. The Raiders just might think he’s higher than that and take him over the defensive players many include myself have going to Oakland. They could also trade back a few spots and get him — as Levi Damien has in his latest mock draft — and pick up some extra picks.