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2021 NFL Draft Prospect Summary: Quinn Meinerz, OG, UW Whitewater

Quintin Meinerz UWW
2-time All-WIAC First Team Offensive Lineman and 2019 Warhawk team MVP Quintin Meinerz is a top small school prospect in the 2021 NFL Draft.

By Craig Forrestal

Quinn Meinerz

  • School: UW Whitewater
  • Position: OG
  • HT: 6ft3
  • WT: 320
  • Hometown: Hartford, WI
  • High School: Hartford Union
  • Recruiting Ranking
    • Rivals: Not Ranked
    • 247: Not Ranked
    • ESPN: Not Ranked
  • Spends his offseason in Canada working at the family fishing camp. Has created a very intense training regimen in the wilderness

2017 Season

  • Played in 2 games
  • Earned Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference Scholastic Honor Roll

2018 Season

  • Earned D3football.com second-team All-West Region
  • Voted first-team All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
  • Awarded National Strength and Conditioning Association All-American for commitment to strength and conditioning 

2019 Season

  • Selected Associated Press first-team All-America
  • Voted American Football Coaches Association first-team All-America
  • Recognized as D3football.com second-team All-America
  • Earned D3football.com first-team All-West Region
  • Voted first-team All-Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
  • Named one of four team captains
  • Selected as winner of the team’s Glen Wills Offensive Lineman Award and the Most Valuable Player award 

Summary

The talk about Meinerz is that he is the next Ben Bartch. Bartch was a D3 offensive lineman that was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars and had a strong post-season showing. However, Meinerz is being discussed well ahead of the post-season all-star games. While Meinerz is a different player from Bartch the comparison makes sense because of the storyline. As I said, Meinerz is different. He is a no-nonsense type-of-guy with a heavy wrestling background. You can see the wrestling background come through in his run blocks. He uses fantastic leverage and hand placement to dictate the direction of the defender. Meinerz will have to fight the small-school questions as the level of competition is always a concern. Another solid season and those questions should be erased. Expect him to be someone that you see at the Senior Bowl.

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