The Pros to drafting Mike McGlinchey:
The Ravens would have a real chance at having a dominant offensive line if they draft McGlinchey. Ronnie Stanley has proven to be the real deal at the left tackle. Drafting McGlinchey would give the Ravens two very strong offensive tackles. The Ravens would potentially have two left tackle caliber players. When the right tackle can perform at almost the same level as the man tasked at protecting Joe Flacco’s blindside, that will be something to watch.
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The focus on wide receivers is good. The team needs play-makers. That being said, what the Ravens always need, is the ability to run the football. The Ravens want to improve their passing attack, however the ground game is the key to everything. McGlinchey is a powerful run blocker who can drive defensive players out of the play. He’s a solid pass protector, with room to improve on the job. Having two tackles that are first round talents could get the Ravens a top-tier rushing attack and some much-needed protection for Flacco.
Imagine the offensive line the Ravens could have if they draft McGlinchey: Stanley, Lewis, Skura, Yanda and McGlinchey. That could be an incredible offensive line. Everybody in that grouping is big and physical and everybody in that group can move. The Ravens kept James Hurst, and drafted Nico Siragusa last year. The Ravens depth on the offensive line would be impressive. Adding to the offensive line makes a lot of sense. Because McGlinchey would be a solid value with the 16th pick, the Ravens have to at least think about taking him.