Vikings Prospect Player Card: Mike McGlinchey | OT | Notre Dame

A look at 2018 NFL Draft prospects who could be on Minnesota's radar.

As the NFL Draft approaches, Vikings Territory is taking a look at prospects that may interest the Minnesota Vikings. Since it’s evident the team would like to add a long-term offensive line starter at some point in the early rounds, let’s examine the players who could fit that mold.

  • School: Notre Dame
  • Position: OT
  • Projected round: 1
  • Age: 24
  • Height: 6-8
  • Weight: 315 lbs.
  • Arm: 34″
  • Hand: 10″
  • Bench press: 24 reps of 225 pounds
  • 40-yard dash: 5.05 seconds
  • Vertical jump: 28.5 inches
  • Broad jump: 8 feet, 9 inches
  • *DNP in other drills or tests*

Vikings Interest: 9/10

  • McGlinchey is considered one of the best prospects in the draft.
  • He’s a very fluid athlete for his size.
  • Experienced member of a productive Notre Dame offensive line unit.
  • Has experience starting at both left and right tackle.
  • Named a Fighting Irish team captain for consecutive seasons.
  • Like Quenton Nelson, McGlinchey played in Notre Dame’s pro-style offense that’s similar to the one Vikings offensive coordinator John DeFilippo will run, making the transition to the NFL easier.
  • Pro Football Focus graded him as the No. 1 tackle prospect in the draft.
  • PFF also graded McGlinchey as the No. 1 draft-eligible tackle in the run game.

  • According to his draft profile, his strength and mass are below average.
  • “Due to concerns with power, his ability to handle bull rushers at the point of attack will define the type of career he has.” – NFL Analyst Lance Zierlein.
  • McGlinchey’s pass blocking efficiency is not as strong as other prospects in this draft class.
  • His game tape reveals inconsistent performance.
  • At age 24 he’s on the older end of the prospect spectrum. May have limited upside.

Bottom Line:

McGlinchey should become an early starter at either tackle position.

Potential OL starters:

LT Riley Reiff – LG Nick Easton – C Pat Elflein – RG Mike Remmers – RT Mike McGlinchey

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Sean Borman

Sean Borman is a writer with Minnesota roots that's still somehow an optimist. He was an intern with the Vikings during college and previously wrote for Rant Sports. You can find Sean on the golf course and on Twitter @SeanBoarMan.

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  1. {{{ According to his draft profile, his strength and mass are below average. }}}

    The heaviest OL on the roster now is 313lbs ~ Starting left OT Reiff is 6’6″ and 305lbs ~

    I don’t claim to know if he is a good fit for the Vikings blocking scheme ~ But he sounds like a reach for #30 ~