Quenton Nelson is an American football offensive guard from Holmdel, New Jersey who played college football at Notre Dame and was drafted in the 2018 NFL Draft. Nelson, born on March 19, 1992 (I’m officially older than NFL players, kill me), went into the draft as a guard, checking in at 6’5″, 325 pounds.
According to NFL.com’s scouting report, Nelson is “tough New Jersey kid” who earned second-team USA Today All-American honors when he was a senior in high school. Coming out of college, Nelson was ranked in the top 50 overall recruits nationally as a guard.
After committing to Notre Dame, Nelson spent his season redshirting. He was inserted into the starting lineup in 2015, starting 11 of 12 games played at left guard. He and McGlinchey then manned the left side in all 12 games of the Irish’s disappointing 2016 season, though scouts weren’t disappointed with Nelson’s ability to move the line of scrimmage low and strong, as well as force defenders to the ground with regularity.