Offensive guard

Quenton Nelson – Notre Dame

Quenton Nelson

College- Notre Dame

Height- 6 feet 5 inches

Weight- 329 pounds

Position- Offensive Guard

 

Pros:

  • Great leg drive
  • Strong punch
  • Great at combo blocks
  • Technically sound
  • Aware of defensive shifts
  • Gets to the second level
  • Can pull and seal
  • Works well with the center and tackles to handle twists/stunts
  • Often blocks two guys
  • Can get the reach block and flip the hips to seal

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Cons:

  • Can do better at second level blocking
  • Loose footing
  • Will struggle with speed rushers

 

Overall

Quenton Nelson is the top guard and arguably the best offensive lineman in this year’s draft class. He is strong enough to handle two rushers at a time and rarely lets guys get to his quarterback. He is undoubtedly an early first round pick.

NFL Comparison: Brandon Scherff

 

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