Philadelphia, PA | 6067 | 312 | 5.28E | 2018
The Philadelphia native has tremendous length, ideal bulk and prototype base strength. He has been coached up extremely well by Irish offensive line guru Harry Hiestand who has produced first round picks Zach Martin and Ronnie Stanley during his tenure. McGlinchey only started at right tackle during the end of his second year in the program and has just one year of left tackle experience under his belt, which is likely why he opted to stay for his fifth year. He profiles as a right tackle at the next level but could survive on the blind side if called upon. He doesn’t have plus athleticism and even though he does well at breaking through the trash to the second level, he often whiffs and misses moving targets past the line of scrimmage. McGlinchey also doesn’t consistently keep his feet through contact and can be beaten by speed rushers although he improved towards the end of the 2016 season. Mike McGlinchey is a mauler that profiles as a 10-plus year starter at right tackle for a run heavy team like the Cowboys, Bills, Titans or Panthers thanks to his powerful base, thick frame and a strong punch.
2016: Started all 12 games at left tackle Helped running back Josh Adams run for over 100 yards four times (Nevada, Syracuse, Virginia Tech and USC), including a career-best 180 yards at rival USC (Nov. 26) Part of the offensive line that paved the way for 417.6 total yards per game.
2015: Started all 13 games at right tackle on an offensive line which was a finalist for the inaugural Joe Moore Award Part of an offensive line that helped the Irish average 5.63 rushing yards per carry (eighth-best in the FBS) — a modern (post WWII) school record Notre Dame ranked 27th nationally in total offense, averaging 466.4 yards per game, its third-best mark since setting a school record in 1970 by averaging 510.5 yards per game.
2014: Played in all 13 games, predominantly on special teams before earning his first career start at right tackle in the 31-28 victory over No. 22 LSU in the Music City Bowl (Dec. 30).
2013: Did not see action during the season.
High School/Personal: First-team offensive lineman on 2012 Pennsylvania Sports Writers AAAA All-State football team First-team offensive lineman on Philadelphia Inquirer All-Southeastern Pennsylvania team First-team offensive lineman on Philadelphia Daily News All-City squad for William Penn Charter School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Ranked 131st player nationally on 247Sports list of top 247 players Ranked 24th on Rivals.com list of offensive tackles Ranked 90th overall and eighth among offensive tackles on Scout 300 by Scout.com Captain of team as a senior in 2012 Began as a high school tight end but shifted to offensive tackle Played virtually everywhere on the field on both sides of the ball, other than secondary Played basketball for Penn Charter Selected for Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl and played for East squad First cousin of former Penn Charter, Boston College and current Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan Played for coach Jeff Humble Son of Mike McGlinchey Sr. and Janet McGlinchey Graduated in May 2017 with a degree in film, television and theatre from the College of Arts and Letters.