School: Notre Dame
40-yard dash: DNP
Bench: 35 reps
3-cone: 7.56 sec.
Extremely powerful. An absolute mauler in the running game. Doesn’t let defenders out of his grasp when he engages. Can easily wipe out a defensive lineman before moving up to take out a linebacker. Strong hands and punch. Knows how to finish. Enjoys punishing defenders. Superb technique as both a run- and pass-blocker. Works in tandem with teammates. Excellent field awareness in pass protection. Great size and fitness for a guard. Ideal base and always prepared to flatten blitzing defenders. Throws and pushes people around like a WWE superstar.
Doesn’t have elite athleticism or explosiveness. Could struggle against speed rushers on the interior. Might not be extremely effective as a lead blocker out in space with an eager runner behind him.
Kelechi Osemele – Mike Iupati – Brandon Brooks
Easily the top offensive lineman in this year’s class, Quenton Nelson is well worth a premium selection in April. He should be a dominant presence on the line for many years with his combination of power, technique, and awareness.