The 49ers’ top pick from the 2018 NFL Draft, offensive tackle Mike McGlinchey, might want to forget his efforts from Week 16. If it weren’t for quarterback Nick Mullens‘ ability to get the ball out quickly, McGlinchey could have easily received an F-grade on Sunday.
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McGlinchey going up against Bears EDGE Khalil Mack and an elite front seven was going to be a big test. And despite the rookie tackle’s commendable efforts against elite pass-rushers earlier this season, what transpired versus Chicago wasn’t a continuation.
Instead, McGlinchey surrendered a whopping six pressures and four quarterback hits en route to being the Niners’ lowest-graded offensive player on the day (46.0), according to Pro Football Focus.
McGlinchey was also flagged for a false start early in the second quarter.
There were some good plays, fortunately, including this one where the rookie was able to keep Matt Breida’s left flank clear on a run to the right side of the line.
Still, McGlinchey wasn’t quite at his best this game. That said, he’s done more than enough to warrant the praise given for being the correct pick for San Francisco this year.
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