By Anthony Caruso III
The Capital Sports Report
Owner/Managing Editor/Sr. Writer
Matt McGloin was an unheralded player with Penn State.
Now, he’s an undrafted rookie with the Oakland Raiders. Yet, the undrafted rookie status is not affecting him in practice.
McGloin has been taking third team reps thus far in the Raiders training camp. He is even taking snaps away from 2013 fourth round draft pick, Tyler Wilson.
McGloin, it appears, is mentally ahead of Wilson right now. Yet, many scouts say that he lacks NFL caliber talent.
“I’ve seen a smart, composed guy that throws the ball accurately, makes good decisions, goes to the right place with the ball,” coach Dennis Allen observed of McGloin. “He understands protections. And really that’s where he’s kind of separated himself from Tyler.”
Wilson made 11 starts last year, after missing a game due to injury, at Arkansas. He made 249 completions for 3,387 yards with 21 touchdowns to 13 interceptions.
McGloin made 12 starts and made 270 completions, which were more than Wilson made. However, he threw for less yardage than Wilson with 3,271 yards. He also threw for 24 touchdowns to 5 interceptions.