Combine Results

5.89 ?
  • 24 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 28.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 105.0 INCH
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

  • 6'8" Height
  • 312LBS. Weight


The first cousin of NFL quarterback Matt Ryan grew up living and breathing football in a family that loved the game. His hard work and passion paid off when garnering first-team all-state recognition in Pennsylvania, top 10 rankings in national offensive tackle recruiting circles, and a scholarship offer from Notre Dame. McGlinchey played in every game as a redshirt freshman, starting the team's Music City Bowl win over LSU at right tackle. He started all 13 games on the right side again as a sophomore before moving to left tackle for his junior season. McGlinchey started every game in 2016, displaying the quick feet, athleticism, and brute strength to be a very good NFL starter.



Very fluid athlete with background as tight end. Natural movements and able to make cross-face and cut-off blocks. Uses tight, controlled settle steps to help promote balanced, centered contact at the point of attack. Good bender. Strikes and rolls his hips up under him. Advanced technician. Experienced and successful in gap and zone schemes and can play either tackle spot. Works hips double teams hip to hip and has well-timed climbs to linebackers. Quality down-blocker who gets movement and push with leg churn. Works to sustain. Pass sets with excellent posture. Weight is generally dispersed properly throughout his kick slides. Punch placement is adequate. Plays with adequate mirror. Instinctive and searches for trouble brewing with twists and blitzes. Named a team captain in consecutive years.


Below average core strength. Needs more mass on his frame. May not have leg drive to move anchored space eaters. Inconsistent at containing opponents as base blocker. Needs to sustain and finish at a better rate. Power ends can stack and discard him. Allows pad level to rise as move blocker. Pass slide is a little restricted in terms of gaining ground. Tends to deaden feet at punch allowing speed rushers access to his edge if his punch falls flat or misses entirely. Will lean into some blocks as mechanism to boost power. Will uncork his punch a shade too early at times for fear of losing the "hands first" battle. Can be bounced back into pocket by stiff stab moves.

Draft Projection

Round 1

Sources Tell Us

"Notre Dame will even tell you that McGlinchey is better on the right side than the left side. He's just more comfortable and consistent there so that's probably where you play him. I think everyone tries to beat him up too much. He's going to play in our league and be a decent starter." - -AFC team personnel executive

NFL Comparison

Jared Veldheer

Bottom Line

McGlinchey will need to add more strength and mass to his athletic frame in order to hold up against NFL power, but his technique and instincts are pro-ready. He could be a polarizing prospect based on inconsistencies from his tape, but he gets guys blocked at a much higher rate than he loses his rep. McGlinchey should become an early starter at either tackle position, but his ability to handle bull rushers and power at the point of attack will define the type of career he has.
-Lance Zierlein
Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-9.00 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl to All-Pro Ability
6.50-6.99 Good NFL Starter with Pro Bowl Potential
6.00-6.49 Chance to become good NFL starter
5.70-5.99 Could become early NFL starter
5.30-5.69 Backup or eventual starter
5.15-5.29 Developmental prospect or special teams potential
5.01-5.14 Back end of the roster
5.00 50/50 Chance of making the roster