Cleveland Browns draft profile: Notre Dame’s Mike McGlinchey

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It is rare when there is tape of a high-end tackle prospect versus a high-end defensive end prospect. It is even rarer to find it in adverse weather conditions. But Notre Dame played North Carolina State in 2016 in the middle of a hurricane!

Watching line play during adverse weather conditions says a lot about how well the lineman can use their feet. Bad weather football is all about footwork. The following clip is McGlinchey versus North Carolina State’s Bradley Chubb in the middle of a hurricane.

What can be taken from this video? There is a reason Chubb is in play at the No. 2 pick in the draft, and that McGlinchey is a late first-round or early second-round prospect.

Chubb shows excellent footwork and hand fighting skills against McGlinchey. He is able to speed rush past McGlinchey and create havoc in Notre Dame’s backfield all game. This game is a virtual highlight reel of Chubb taking it to McGlinchey.

It also shows how good McGlinchey can be. Chubb goes out of his way to avoid getting locked up with McGlinchey. When he does, McGlinchey takes care of him easily. Also, McGlinchey takes care of Chubb in the power run scheme. He will down block Chubb into oblivion.

If McGlinchey falls to the second round, the Browns should take a hard look. But, for now, the Browns may want to give Coleman a shot at left tackle.

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Rome was not built in a day. There may be a left tackle prospect in the top 10 next year (and God knows the Browns will be picking there). The left tackle position may be too much to fix this year.