NFL Draft: Buccaneers select Mike Glennon in 3rd round (73rd overall)

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North Carolina State quarterback Mike Glennon was rated behind Matt Barkley and Ryan Nassib on most draft boards, but he got selected before both of them. Glennon became the third quarterback selected in the 2013 NFL Draft on Friday when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers picked him in the third round with the 73rd overall selection.  

It's the first time Tampa Bay has drafted a quarterback outside of the first round since 2008 when they drafted Josh Johnson

Glennon led North Carolina State to a 7-6 season last year and an appearance in the Music City Bowl. In two seasons as a starter 15-11 and threw for over 7,000 yards. Glennon's 4,031 passing yards in 2012 was the ninth highest total in the country. Glennon's most impressive performance of the season came in a November loss to Clemson when he threw for 493 yards and five touchdowns. 

In a predraft analysis of Glennon,'s Dane Brugler wrote that the 6-6 Glennon has the "ideal height to see over defenses. Accurate on the move, showing the ability to square his shoulders while rolling right and delivering an accurate ball." 

The pick of Glennon might worry incumbent quarterback Josh Freeman, especially since coach Greg Schiano isn't reportedly sold on Freeman as his starter. 

Glennon becomes the second straight former North Carolina State quarterback to be selected in the third round. Russell Wilson, who started played three seasons with the Wolfpack before transferring to Wisconsin, was selected by the Seahawks with the 75th overall pick in last year's draft.

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