Draft Capsule: QB Mike Glennon

Draft Capsule: QB Mike Glennon

March 27, 2013, 8:00 pm
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Tony Andracki

Mike Glennon (QB), NC State

6-7 | 225 lbs.

2012 Stats:

330-for-564 (58.5 percent), 4,031 yds, 31 TDs, 17 INTs, 130.7 Rating

Projection:

2nd-3rd Round

Strengths:

Just like you can't teach speed, you can't draft a guy and expect him to grow. Glennon does not have the same issues former Bears quarterback Rex Grossman did, as the 6-foot-7 N.C. State product can see over the line just fine. He's skinny, but boasts a strong arm capable of making all the throws, drawing comparisons to Super Bowl Champion QB Joe Flacco. Accuracy is a plus and some analysts have ranked him as a possible first-round pick and potential fit for the Cardinals at pick No. 7.

Weaknesses:

Does not boast much in the way of speed, so he won't have an impact in the running game. Needs to improve technique, both in footwork and in his throwing motion. Struggles to find consistency and read coverages.

Fit for the Bears:

With Jason Campbell definitely not coming back, the Bears do need a quarterback to back Jay Cutler up this season. They also may be looking for a signal-caller long-term, as no decision has been made public on Cutler's future with the team. But, Glennon is one of the top QB prospects in the draft and with no third-round pick, it's hard to see the Bears deciding to take a quarterback in the first two rounds. They have other, more important needs. But, if Chicago trades down from its first-round pick and somehow acquires another early selection, all bets are off.