Buccaneers bring their entire 2013 draft class under contract

6/13/13 in NFL   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

FanIQ | Sports Rumors, Gossip, Blogs, News & Discussion ForumsThe Tampa Bay Buccaneers have gotten their entire rookie draft class under contract after quarterback Mike Glennon to a four-year deal on Wednesday. Glennon was the last of six of the Buccaneers’ unsigned 2013 draft picks to agree to a rookie deal before the players scatter for weeks leading up to training camp in late July.
Glennon was selected with the 73rd overall pick out of North Carolina State University by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third-round of the 2013 NFL draft. The 6-foot-6 Glennon started 26 of 36 career games at North Carolina State, completing 646-of-1,069 passes (60.4 percent) for 7,411 yards and 63 touchdowns. Glennon finished his collegiate career ranked among the top five in North Carolina State history in pass competitions (third), passing attempts (fourth), passing yards (fourth) and passing touchdowns (third).  His career passing yards ranked25th in Atlantic Coast Conference history.
As a senior, Glennon completed 330-of-564 passes for 4,031 yards and 31 touchdowns while playing all 13 games for the Wolfpack. With his additional two rushing scores, Glennon racked up 33 touchdowns in 2012, the fourth-highest single-season total in North Carolina State history. Glennon also became the only other quarterback in North Caroline State history, with the exception of Philip Rivers, to ever throw more than 4,000 yards in a single season and rank fourth on the ACC’s single-season all-time list, behind Matt Ryan, Chris Weinke and Rivers.
In his redshirt junior season, Glennon served as a first-year starter for the Wolfpack, completing 283-of-453 passes (62.5 percent) for 3,054 yards and 31 touchdowns – which tied for second-highest in North Carolina State history. Glennon was also a member of ACC’s Academic Honor Roll and an Academic All-ACC pick.
Glennon is a favorite to win the backup competition against veteran quarterback Dan Orlovsky, with Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano reaffirming Josh Freeman time and time again as the projected starter this season. But Glennon could get an opportunity to start in 2013 if Freeman shows signs of struggle early on, or fill in at the position in case of injury. It should be noted that Freeman is in the last year of his rookie contract, so the Buccaneers could also have another angle of interest in Mike Glennon down the road.
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