The general consensus is that Notre Dame guard Quenton Nelson is one of the best players available in the 2018 NFL Draft. But a couple draft experts have him as high as the No. 2 overall prospect in the draft.
Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller had him at No. 2 on his draft prospect list, which he released on Friday. Miller only had Penn State running back Saquon Barkley ahead of the Notre Dame guard.
If you want to watch an interior offensive lineman embarrass the families of defenders, turn on Quenton Nelson’s tape. He’s a mauler at left guard but shows a high football IQ, patience and awareness as well. He’s a highly efficient blocker with the athleticism to reach defenders with ease to knock them off their spots. Nelson’s early grade is the highest I’ve ever given a guard and is better than the ones offensive tackles Laremy Tunsil and Ronnie Stanley received as top-10 players in the 2016 draft.
Also this week, Sports Illustrated’s The MMQB ranked Nelson as the No. 2 overall player in the draft.
A scout that spoke to Miller at Bleacher Report says even the No. 2 spot is too low.
“Strip away the value of his position and he’s the best player. If this kid misses, then there’s no such thing as can’t-miss.”
Nelson helped the Notre Dame offense average the seventh-most rushing yards in the country during the 2017 season.
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