Josh Freeman may need to start looking over his shoulder in Tampa Bay.
The Buccaneers selected a quarterback in the third round of the 2013 NFL draft, taking North Carolina State’s Mike Glennon as potential competition for Freeman as the starting quarterback. Although it’s unlikely that Glennon will start as a rookie, Glennon is there if Freeman struggles and Bucs coach Greg Schiano decides to make a change.
It’s been a strange draft for the quarterback position, and this pick continues that trend: Not many people expected Glennon to go ahead of USC quarterback Matt Barkley or Syracuse quarterback Ryan Nassib, but he did.
Glennon is 6-foot-7 and is a classic strong-armed pocket passer, and he projects well to the kind of old-school, pro-style offense that the Bucs want to run. He’s a surprising pick, but he may just turn out to be a good pick.