1. Mike McGlinchey, Notre Dame, OT
PFF Big Board 2018: No. 14
NFL.com’s Prospect Grade: 5.95 (Chance to become NFL starter)
Notre Dame’s offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey heads the group of offensive tackles in the NFL draft 2018, coming in at No. 1 in Pro Football Focus’ offensive tackle rankings.
With a pass-blocking efficiency of 96.9, McGlinchey recorded just 16 total pressure allowed, along with only three sacks allowed last season in 411 pass block snaps.
Despite a slight decline in pass block production, McGlinchey recovered nicely in his senior season and upped his PPF pass block grade from 84.5 in 2016 to an excellent 95.
The 6-foot-8, 315-pound tackle’s NFL Combine results were unsatisfying. To make matters worse, McGlinchey didn’t participate in several workouts including the 10-yard split, 40-yard dash, 3-cone drill, and both the 20-yard and 60-yard shuffles.
An AFC team personnel executive tells NFL Analyst Lance Zierlein that McGlinchey is better at right tackle than the left tackle:
"“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 personal team executive"
McGlinchey can make an immediate impact on the Ravens offensive line and become an instant starter in 2018. Lastly, the Ravens will most likely need to use their first-round draft pick to select McGlinchey.