NFL Draft Insiders: Staff Article
As Terrelle Pryor has continued to show that he is not an NFL starter at quarterback, undrafted free agent signee, Matt McGloin, out of Penn State has been making quite a case for himself during OTAs, to jump him in the quarterback derby.
McGloin, who signed to provide some competition, may find himself as high as number two on the depth chart behind recent free agent signee, Matt Flynn. Flynn, who had earlier been pushed by Tyler Wilson for the starting job, may now find himself fighting for the back up position behind McGloin if not on his feet.
Despite not being drafted, McGloin drew heavy interest from the Washington Redskins and the Carolina Panthers, before ultimately being signed by the Oakland Raiders, to a three year contract.
McGloin’s ability to fight through adversity and work hard were developed through walking onto the Penn State football team, working against stiff competition to earn playing time throughout his four years, then having to lead a Nittany Lions team that faced heavy NCAA sanctions in the wake of the Jerry Sandusky scandal that lost many players. He played well enough to lead the Big Ten in both passing yards and passing touchdowns in his senior season.
McGloin’s experience at Penn State combined with his hard working nature, may make him the perfect fit in the number two spot on the quarterback depth chart, to help the Raiders compete, in the event, that Flynn finds himself unable to play for any reason,.
McGloin’s experience and OTA performance may be enough to get the Raiders to finally make a move on Terrelle Pryor, and the competition for the third quarterback spot may come down to Pryor and Wilson if McGloin’s success continues.
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