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Quenton Nelson would make the left side of the Redskin’s OL the best in the league

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Hogs Haven takes a look at 2018 NFL Draft prospects that could contribute to the Redskins

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: OCT 28 NC State at Notre Dame Photo by Robin Alam/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Quenton Nelson, OG
School: Notre Dame | Conference: Independents
College Experience: Senior | Age: 21?
Height / Weight: 6-5 / 330 lbs
Projected Draft Status: Top 10 (so you’re saying there's a chance?)
NFL Comparison: None to be made (honestly)

College Statistics

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Player Overview

What is there to say about Nelson on the field other than he is an absolute monster? Nelson has dominated his competition this year and at times has completely embarrassed his opponents. Intangibles will be a buzz word you're going to hear a lot of when describing him through this draft process. He has so many qualities that you cant teach including his size, aggressive nature, finishing ability, and passion for the position. Nelson is going to be a ten year player for a team and will be a cornerstone of any offensive line as he is already drawing All-Pro projections. He plays with great technique and competes on every play. Nelson is a complete prospect and he will hit the ground running. It goes without saying that Nelson will fit any blocking scheme in the NFL. Despite the various needs the Redskins have, it remains that LG is one of them at this point. If Nelson somehow fell out of the top 10 picks and made his way to the 13th pick I hope the Redskins organization would seriously consider him and in effect solidify 4 out of 5 positions on the offensive line.

Strengths

  • Superb size, strength, and athleticism for the position. Has Mayock ever called a lineman body beautiful? He certainly will regarding Nelson.
  • Strong as an ox moves and maintains control with ease. Plays with good technique overall but his arm extension stops defenders and base provides great balance. Gets hands square into the defender and explodes into them.
  • Created massive holes in the LOS for his runners. Feet don't stop working and he will finish a blocker into the ground. Was excellent as a combo blocker with his LT.
  • Just as effective as a pass blocker as he is a run blocker this shouldn't be overlooked despite trouble ND QBs got themselves into.
  • So fluid in his movements with how massive a player he is. You can catch him blocking 10 or 15 yards down the field.
  • Can be absolutely brutal.

Weaknesses

  • Struggled at times with smaller quicker interior linemen who were able to get lower and exploit his inside shoulder and height.
  • Wish he was quicker at getting to second level blocks. He doesn't always connect.

Let’s see his work:

More Quenton Nelson videos

How He Would Fit On The Redskins

He fits. He would make the Redskins offensive lines one of the best in the NFL and he would be ready to play day 1. Not only that but he has pro bowl and all-pro potential as a rookie. He would vastly improve the execution and effectiveness of the Redskins rushing game and along with Trent Williams pretty much make the left side of the line The Great Wall. If he is there at 13 the Redskins would be fools not to consider him.