Report: Bengals meeting with Notre Dame tackle Mike McGlinchey

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The Cincinnati Bengals acquired left tackle Cordy Glenn from the Buffalo Bills in a trade earlier this offseason. However, that isn’t stopping the Bengals from taking a look at one of the top tackle prospects in the draft.

According to Katherine Terrell of ESPN.com, the Bengals hosted Notre Dame tackle Mike McGlinchey with a dinner Thursday night in Cincinnati.

The Bengals addressed their needs at left tackle with the acquisition of Glenn last month, but McGlinchey could potentially be considered as an option at right tackle. While his teammate, Quenton Nelson, is the more highly regarded offensive line prospect, McGlinchey could very well end up as the first tackle to come off the board during the draft. He could still be available when the Bengals are scheduled to select at No. 21 overall.

However, just because a team hosts a player for a visit before the draft doesn’t necessarily mean they will end up selecting that player when they are on the clock either. Nevertheless, McGlinchey is one of only 30 pre-draft visits scheduled by the Bengals.

8 responses to “Report: Bengals meeting with Notre Dame tackle Mike McGlinchey

  1. The Bengals and McGlinchey are a good match. It’s possible the Bengals could end up with two offensive tackles and a center with their first two picks in the draft. If they get their OL fixed they could make some noise.

  2. However, just because a team hosts a player for a visit before the draft doesn’t necessarily mean they will end up selecting that player when they are on the clock either.

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    Your kidding me?!?… I thought a pre-draft visit meant you had dibs…. this isn’t fair at all.

  3. McGlinchey would be an awesome addition if he makes it that far in the first round. That said, I don’t think he’ll make it past the top 10, and the last thing I see the Bengals doing is trading up

  4. The Bengals priority are Centers James Daniels or Billy Price (mostly price since he is able to play both guard spots) in round 1, McGlinchey would be a consolation in Round 1 if both Centers are gone or if he slips to round 2. Bengals need 2-3 starting OL in this draft. DL, Safety, LB, and CB depth are the remaining priorities.

  5. McGlinchey is an excellent prospect with the ability to play both LT and RT though his natural home is on the right side @ RT, given all the needs the Bengals have they should wait as they can find a very good more than capable RT in round 2. This is why the Bengals should of kept 6″5/330pd RT Andre Smith, as Smith is still a good solid above-avg RT whos a Monster in the run game & if they had kept him they wouldnt be boxed into a corner where they NEED to take a RT. Smith is going to be a big time boost to Arizona’s O-Line, and came reasonably priced @ $M per season.

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