Head coach, Jon Harbaugh, saw a resurgence this past year on the defensive side of the ball. They were sixth in points per game. On the other side of the ball, however, the Ravens had a tough time generating yards in 2017. The rushing attack was decent, although rotating about four different players. The passing game was ranked 27th.
Coming into 2018, adding some weapons to their attack is a huge priority, as is protecting quarterback, Joe Flacco, and opening up holes for an yet-to-be-named rusher.
If there’s one thing that can help an offense, it’s solid line play. McGlinchey offers a big, athletic, tackle who may eventually take over on the left side, but who will start out on the right.
McGlinchey is a former tight end and basketball player, and at 6-7, 315 pounds, his athleticism makes him a good gamble just inside the Top 20. Speed rushers give him problems, a common theme for big men. If his agility was a little better, he’d have been a Top 5-10 pick.
Rob Rang, of NFL Draft Scout, compared him to Detroit Lions left tackle, Taylor Decker, and I think that’s pretty spot on. Imagine if Decker was able to play right tackle, and eventually move after getting acclimated.