Additionally, McGlynn displayed tremendous versatility during his college career. He spent time at guard and tackle, and served as the long snapper on field goals.
McGlynn features adequate size (6'5", 318 pounds) and is fundamentally sound. He lacks ideal athleticism, but compensates with an excellent work-ethic and a non-stop motor.
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Although McGlynn fails to grade out as a top-tier prospect, he's received plenty of attention from NFL personnel. He was invited to the Senior Bowl and the NFL Combine, where he met with numerous teams regarding his future in the professional ranks.
"Having all the coaches and general managers [at the Senior Bowl and Combine] was pretty crazy," he said.
McGlynn has gathered valuable insight and support regarding his draft preparations. He is currently training in Pittsburgh with his strength coach and has relied on former teammates to guide him through the draft process.
"The draft process has been what I expected. I knew what I was getting into because I've had teammates go through it," he said.
While the business aspect of professional football is all too apparent this time of year, McGlynn has managed to stay grounded and humble. His blue-collar attitude and passion for the game has remained consistent throughout his football career.
"Every kid in the world would love to be in the position that I'm in right now. I make sure to remind myself that everyday," he said.
McGlynn would supply the Cardinals with a trustworthy lineman with the ability to play multiple positions. He would benefit learning from offensive line coach Russ Grimm, and could potentially develop into a full-time starter.
McGlynn's experience as a long snapper adds significant value to his draft stock. He would provide depth on special teams behind current snapper Nathan Hodel.
If McGlynn is available in the third round or beyond, look for him to garner strong consideration from the Cardinals' brass.