2013 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State

by Cory J. Bonini on March 15, 2013 @ 15:39:59 PDT


North Carolina State quarterback Mike Glennon is a productive but awkward prospect who will find his 2013 NFL Draft worth to an NFL franchise predicated on potential.

Glennon racked up 4,031 passing yards, 31 scoring strikes and 17 interceptions thrown as a senior in 2012. His 2011 junior stat line was in many ways more impressive: 3,054 yards, 31 touchdowns and 12 passes thrown to the other team. He has taken 37 sacks over the last two seasons.

Mike Glennon, QB, North Carolina State
NFL starter in time?


  • Great height (6-foot-7) to see over the line and find open receivers
  • Strong arm - can make all of the necessary throws
  • Experienced under center and from shotgun
  • Productive
  • Keeps his eyes downfield
  • Intelligent and goes through his progressions
  • Made a lot happen with little talent or help around him
  • Respected team leader - works hard off the field
  • Provides a coaching staff a lot to work with down the road


  • Questionable mechanics - poor, slow footwork and often relies too much on his arm strength
  • Tends to overestimate his arm's capability
  • Not a threat with his legs
  • Accuracy concerns, but they likely can be fixed with better mechanics
  • Lacks fiery intensity and could be overwhelmed by the NFL circus if he lands in a big market
  • Needs to do a better job of stepping up into the pocket to avoid rush
  • At 225 pounds, could stand to add weight to his frame
  • Tends to hold onto the ball too long, which leads to turnovers and sacks

Expected draft placement

Glennon, who is quite raw, has enough to work with for coaches to see positives in him as a future NFL starter. He projects somewhere in the second round or even early third, but the premium placed on quarterbacks could overvalue his stock.

His future NFL team will need to be patient and surround Glennon with talent. He does not project to be the type of quarterback who can carry inferior talent on his back and lead a team to consistent success.

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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