OT- Mike McGlinchey
To put an offensive lineman on this draft board never makes fans happy… unless you’re a Bucs fan. Buc fans may be the only fans in the NFL who consistently want to see a new offensive lineman brought to the team every single draft year, which there is nothing wrong with that.
Mike McGlinchey stands at a towering 6’8″ 315 pounds.
McGlinchey was expected to declare this past off-season for the 2016, but opted to stay in school to get his degree.
Although McGlinchey has shown weaknesses in his game against the speed-rush, he is the most solidified and NFL-ready left tackle in this year’s upcoming draft. Creating running lanes is his best quality.
As we have seen with the Bucs current offensive line, it is still a work in progress. Although fans have called for third year left tackle Donovan Smith‘s head for quite some time, I for one can guarantee you his job is safe.
Smith has shown progression his game since coming into the league, and much of the offensive line’s issues or Winston’s inabilities to climb the pocket have been blamed on him. Left tackle, center, and right guard have already been filled with capable players for the Bucs… which leaves only two open spots.
An aging Demar Dotson is something fans should keep an eye on. After being put on injured reserve after arguably his best season in the NFL, his time may be coming to an end.
Licht would be wise to invest into the offensive line now with the drafting of the best tackle in this year’s draft class to fill the hole on the right side of the offensive line.
The Bucs need to keep Winston clean.