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Kiper a Glennon fan

Posted by Chris Brown on January 21, 2013 – 11:43 am


ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper was breaking down quarterback prospects in the draft pool this year on a national conference call and was asked which QB he’d pick first between N.C. State’s Mike Glennon, Syracuse’s Ryan Nassib and Florida State’s E.J. Manuel. Here was his answer.

“To me Glennon at 6’5 ½” played for Tom O’Brien and Dana Bible, the same guys that developed Matt Ryan,” said Kiper. “They see similar characteristics to Ryan with Glennon. Glennon was there and he’s why Russell Wilson ends up at Wisconsin. Glennon you look at the talent around him and how many dropped balls were there?

“I looked at six N.C. State games including their bowl game and all you saw were drops. A ton of drops in a lot of games. He can see the field and is smart. I think he maneuvers well in the pocket, is very accurate, throws a great ball, throws into tight windows. I think he’s a guy that could emerge. It’ll be interesting to see Senior Bowl week for him. He could be a late first round possibility maybe even a mid-first round possibility.”

Kiper said he’d take Nassib next in that trio and Manuel third. All three quarterbacks are taking part at the Senior Bowl.

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