Round 3, Pick 67: Quinn Meinerz, IOL, Wisconsin-Whitewater
We know that the Seahawks love to trade back, and they will need to in a draft where they only have three draft picks. In this scenario, the Seahawks trade back with the Houston Texans for a swap of picks and the 109th overall pick.
Without further adieu, the Seahawks can welcome their interior offensive lineman, Quinn Meinerz. With the popularity of the NFL Draft, many readers will already know what the Division-III prospect brings to the table. Meinerz is an ascending prospect who played at a high level down in Mobile for the Senior Bowl.
The physical traits were eye-popping after posting a RAS of 9.91 out of a possible 10. That would rank 11th for offensive guards since 1987. Without research and due to the nature of the position, you already know that it ranks even higher amongst centers. If you find the film to watch, you know what to look for. If a prospect from this level of competition ranks this high, he needs to show a certain level of dominance on every single snap.
Obviously, Meinerz destroyed anyone and everyone at that level, and it was apparent he could play elsewhere. As a prospect, Meinerz is a sound prospect with a certain level of nuance to his game. The physical traits are obviously there, and you would expect NFL-level coaches to get those traits out of him and have him adjust to the high level of football he will see. Often, you will see smaller school guys struggle due to lack of strength, but Meinerz will have no problem transition in that aspect. Look for him to start at the left guard position or center from day one, projecting the Seahawks to draft more bodyguards.