6 guards the Vikings could select in the 2021 NFL Draft

(Photo by Katharine Lotze/Getty Images) Alijah Vera-Tucker
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Quinn Meinerz (Wisconsin-Whitewater)


Height: 6-foot-3 | Weight: 320 pounds

The fastest rising prospect of this offensive line class may be Quinn Meinerz, who made a name for himself at the Senior Bowl. Only four offensive linemen had a higher win rate than the UW-Whitewater alum and he backed it up with an impressive Pro Day performance.

Meinerz ranked in the 92nd percentile of this year’s class in the 3-cone drill and the 84th percentile in the shuttle drill. With a broad jump that measured in the 90th percentile, he has the explosiveness to move defenders off the line and the athleticism to get into the right position to make plays.

That combination is another reason why Meinerz would work in the Vikings’ zone scheme. While Meinerz is the type of prospect that the Vikings are usually beaten to in the draft, they would be wise to make an exception here.