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New York Jets Draft Profile: QB Mike Glennon

By Alan Schechter

Jan 26, 2013; Mobile, AL, USA; Senior Bowl north squad quarterback Mike Glennon of North Carolina State (8) throws against the Senior Bowl south squad during the first half of the Senior Bowl at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports

Normally, I like to get these going as the draft gets a bit closer. But, in this case, there has been a lot of talk about the Jets and this player, that it is time to take a look at this guy. It’s been reported that the Jets are talking to this guy at the Combine, and they did at the Senior Bowl as well. Spotlight on QB Mike Glennon from North Carolina State.

Take a look at his passing stats while in school:

He certainly has gotten the chance to throw quite a bit over the last couple of years at NC State., and has thrown for a lot of touchdowns.

He comes in at 6’7″ 220 pounds, which is a much better height for a QB than the incumbent Mark Sanchez (6’2″).

Take a look at some highlights of this young man, and I will give you my thoughts on the other side:

PROS: The first thing that jumps off the screen is his pocket presence.  He feels the rush and is able to flip it quickly, using all different types of arm angles, types of passes, etc.  He is also supremely accurate, whether he is straight back in the pocket or on a designed rollout.  His accuracy will set him up well to play in a West Coast system.  He also has a strong arm, and can make all of the throws.

CONS: He definitely has some problems with decision making.  29 INTs over the last two seasons tell you what you need to know about that.  We are all too familiar with INTs (hi, Mark), and to be a successful quarterback in our system, he will have to make better decision making.  He also needs to work on his footwork.  Sometimes it is excellent, sometimes it leaves something to be desired.  He steps into some throws, is flat footed on others, throws off his back foot on others…etc.  David Lee would have to sure up this young man’s footwork.

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