Jan 6, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Lovie Smith is introduced as head coach during a press conference at One Buccaneer Place. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Lovie Smith: Glennon can make every throw


Just because it was reported that the Tampa Bay Buccaneers could select a quarterback in the first round of the NFL Draft doesn’t mean they will. They could also draft a punter if they wanted to.

Speaking at the NFL Scouting Combine, new coach Lovie Smith may have put some of those ideas to rest after talking about incumbent Mike Glennon.

“As you look at an NFL quarterback and what you expect from them, Mike Glennon can make every throw you ask an NFL quarterback to make,” said Smith. “Mike isn’t the most mobile guy in the pocket, so we will always be working to improve on some of those. He’s a willing guy – for a rookie to come in and have success in the league, you have to like that part of it. He has a lot to learn, like most rookies do. As a rookie player to come in and see improvement and know that you can win with them, you play good football throughout. That’s what we like right now. We’re not a finished product by any means, but it’s a starting spot.”

The Buccaneers hold the No. 7 pick in the draft.

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