Former North Carolina State quarterback Mike Glennon doesn’t have the same kind of college football pedigree as some of the better known quarterbacks in this year’s draft, like Geno Smith and Matt Barkley. But Glennon may have an ideal skill set for a team that plays an old-fashioned NFL offense that emphasizes pocket passing.
That’s what former North Carolina State offensive coordinator Dana Bible told the News & Observer: What the tall, strong-armed Glennon does is what NFL teams need a quarterback to do.
“His skill set is made for Sunday,” Bible said. “Like anything else, there’s an evolution to our game but in the end it comes down [to] can you make throws under duress. You’ve got less than three seconds and somebody’s trying to knock you down and you’ve got put a throw 28 yards down the field on the money. Mike has shown he can do that.”
Glennon says he will play golf today and “hope my name will be called at night.” At this point, it would be an upset if Glennon’s name is called tonight. But the team that drafts him may find that it has a quarterback who’s more NFL-ready than some of the quarterbacks drafted ahead of him.