Well, I don’t think too many people saw that coming. Mike McGlinchey, OT out of Notre Dame, and teammate of the first offensive lineman to go in the draft, Quentin Nelson, was our pick at the 9 spot. Early yesterday morning, Joe Lo and Dibbs were saying that the Raiders were very high on McGlinchey and that he was their guy after weeks of linebacker/corner talk for them.
And, seeing as the Raiders traded down once he was off the board lends creedence to that thought. And the Raiders still took an OT in Kolton Miller out of UCLA.
John Lynch apparently had this guy on his radar the whole time, and said he wouldn’t have taken Roquan Smith even of he was available. Lynch ha this to say about McGlinchey.
“He’s got a special presence to him,” Lynch said. “He’s real, he’s authentic and he’s a bad-ass. And we like that.”
Sounds good to me. But not to Trent Brown. If I had a guess, I’d say that Brown, a very good tackle, but not the most nimble guy, isn’t a fit in Kyle Shanahan’s zone blocking scheme. And, given that we signed Jerick McKinnon, we are looking at faster tackles to run outside, and pass to the flat.
Day 2? We don’t pick until 59 so i have no clue what we do, but WR, CB, and LB wouldn’t surprise me. Then we get right back on the horse at 70 and 74 so there will be some excitement today.