Buffalo Bills: 4 Non-QB First Round Draft Prospects

SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 02: Mike McGlinchey
SOUTH BEND, IN - SEPTEMBER 02: Mike McGlinchey /
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Mike McGlinchey

With the departure of Glenn, the Bills are left with only five tackles on their roster. Right now, Dion Dawkins and Jordan Mills anchor the starting left and right spots, respectively.

While I am encouraged with the play of Dawkins in his rookie campaign, I’m less than enthused with Mills going forward. He was serviceable at best; this was more evident in the Bills’ issues running the ball to the right side.

Enter Mike McGlinchey. Even though the tackle from Notre Dame finished his last two years on the left side, he started his career on the right side.

It may even be beneficial for him to return to the right side. According to Walterfootball.com, part of his scouting reports reveals less than ideal speed and feet for a left tackle.

Standing at 6 foot 7 and weighing 309 lbs, McGlinchey obviously has no issues with size. Despite his stature, the tackle is very agile and athletic. Most importantly, he is known for his tremendous character and leadership, as shown on his highly rated combine interview.

Last year, McGlinchey allowed just three sacks and two hits on the QB on 412 passing snaps, according to Pro Football Focus. His versatility isn’t limited to the passing game as he’s been known to be a superb run blocker, using his heavy hands to open holes.

Being rated on most publications as the best tackle, it’s no surprise McGlinchey has been projected as a first round selection. It remains to be seen where he gets taken, but with picks #12 and #22, the Bills have a realistic shot at drafting the three-year starter from Notre Dame.