Day Two of Mike McGlinchey vs. J.J. Watt
On Wednesday, Texans standout defensive tackle J.J. Watt managed to get the best of 49ers rookie offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey on the first of two one-on-one reps. McGlinchey answered back nicely, though, which set up a somewhat anticipated return to this contest on Thursday.
Based off the following videos, it looks as if McGlinchey held his own:
On the first clip, McGlinchey reacted nicely to Watt’s inside cutback. Watt falling to the ground likely would have kept him out of the play in a game-time situation.
On the second video, McGlinchey does a solid job pushing Watt behind the pocket.
McGlinchey’s pass protection was suspect coming out of Notre Dame. Known more for his run blocking, McGlinchey is starting to look like he’s developing this aspect of his game too.
Vital, considering he’s pegged for a starting job this season. And we should be paying attention to this anticipated matchup during the Niners’ Week 2 preseason contest.