A first cousin of Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan, McGlinchey comes from a football family and proved himself repeatedly at Notre Dame. A reserve as a freshman, he started full-time at right tackle in 2015 before moving to the left side in 2016 after Ronnie Stanley's departure, starting 25 games on the blind side over his final two seasons and earning second-team All-America honors as a junior.
The most experienced and polished tackle in the draft, McGlinchey uses active feet, precise technique and plus play strength to repeatedly beat the man opposite him. He's at his best in the run game, routinely kicking out edge defenders or washing tackles down the line on double-teams and enveloping linebackers at the next level. He rarely whiffs on blocks or takes holding penalties, and he often sustains long enough to steer his defender. In pass protection, he forces rushers to run the loop outside and uses his feet and punch to guide them too far upfield. He also shows excellent recognition for blitzes and stunts.
McGlinchey isn't elite, however, particularly in pass protection. His punch misses or gets swatted away too often, and gifted speed rushers can turn the corner on him at times. He also shows susceptibility to speed-to-power moves, allowing defenders to get underneath him as he kick-steps to take away the speed rush. Still, few players have as much good tape against quality opponents at multiple positions, making McGlinchey a relatively safe prospect who should be a steady pro.
--Field Level Media