Mike Glennon Senior Bowl: NC State QB's NFL Draft Stock Is Plummeting

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IJanuary 24, 2013

CLEMSON, SC - NOVEMBER 17:  Mike Glennon #8 of the North Carolina State Wolfpack reacts to a play against the Clemson Tigers during their game at Memorial Stadium on November 17, 2012 in Clemson, South Carolina.  (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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Heading into the Senior Bowl, some were calling North Carolina State's Mike Glennon a top-three quarterback in the 2013 NFL draft class. Some were even calling him the best signal-caller available.

But after two days of Senior Bowl practice, Glennon fell down draft boards faster than anyone could have imagined.

Coming into the draft process, Glennon's measurables (6'7", 225 pounds) and arm strength particularly stood out to NFL scouts, but he's not even excelling at zinging the ball down the field, which has made some question what, exactly, there is to like.

Bleacher Report's own Matt Miller wrote in his Day 2 scouting notes, "He doesn't have great zip on throws to the boundary—a negative for a guy being sold to us on arm strength."

Miller also added, "I keep waiting to be impressed by Mike Glennon, but it hasn't happened yet."

That's not to mention Glennon's accuracy, which has generally been all over the place.

Gregg Rosenthal of NFL.com echoed Miller's sentiments:

N.C. State quarterback Mike Glennon hasn't stepped up this week. He's been erratic with his accuracy. NFL Network's Mike Mayock said he's been a little disappointed by the big-armed Glennon thus far.

It's unfair to say this year's weak quarterback class had everything to do with Glennon's ascension up draft boards before Senior Bowl practices, but there is still something to that. Given the Virginia native's performance thus far in Mobile, you wonder if Glennon was hyped just a bit too much after the 2012 campaign.

It doesn't help that Glennon's decision-making in the pocket has been questioned, too. After all, he thew 17 interceptions last season at N.C. State after tossing 12 picks in 2011. He's also not a very mobile quarterback, which limits the ways he can hurt a defense.

Combined with Glennon's tendency to crumble when things began to go south in games last season, I don't see what everyone was so fascinated about in the first place.


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