The Eagles signed rookie Mike McGlynn to a four-year contract on Wednesday, making him the second of the team's 10 draft picks to sign a deal. McGlynn joins fellow fourth-round draft pick Quintin Demps, who also signed a four-year deal on May 30th, as the only rookies to sign contracts with the Eagles so far.
At 6-foot-5, 318-pounds, McGlynn was one of the most versatile offensive lineman in the nation during his time at Pittsburgh, where he played right tackle, guard, and also served as the teams long snapper on field goals and extra points. During his time with the Panthers, he earned a reputation for his tenacious style of play, but also displayed great toughness and dedication after starting 31 straight contests at right tackle and playing through injuries on many occasions.
McGlynn showed significant development each year at Pitt and was a two-time recipient of the Ed Conway Award in 2004 and 2005, given annually to the team's most improved player. The Austintown, Ohio native also was a three-time All-Big East selection and earned third-team All-America honors in 2007 after switching from tackle to guard for part of his senior season.
With the Eagles, McGlynn's versatility and experience at different positions on the line will provide solid depth up front and should give him a chance to see playing time. He is expected to fit in best at center and guard because of his short-area quickness and strength.
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