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Steven Ridley’s 2018 NFL Mock Draft

With the eighth pick in the 2018 Steven Ridley NFL Mock Draft, the Chicago Bears select:

Quenton Nelson; Offensive Guard from the University of Notre Dame.

Meet my personal best prospect in the draft. Quenton Nelson, in my opinion, is the best offensive lineman in the past fifteen years. Better than Zack Martin, better than Brandon Schreff and better than the Black ‘n’ Gold’s David DeCastro. What makes Nelson so special? Arguably his most under-appreciated aspect of his game; his balance. Nevermind his power, tenacity and mean streak, his ability to remain steady within contact is what makes him so special. Most offensive lineman, especially those who enter the league, have serious issues with overall balance. Nelson is not one of those people. He is always in the correct technical aspect of an interior lineman; narrow base, engage hands in oppositions chest and maintain balance throughout. Most offensive lineman who enter do this every so often in a game. Nelson does this every, single snap. As such, outside of some minor athletic issues, there really is no weakness I can find in his game. With him, Cody Whitehair being put back into his natural spot at center and Kyle Long, the Bears will benefit both Mitchell Trubrisky and Jordan Howard; the former from taking less of a beating and the latter to potentially having a Pro Bowl season.

About Steven Ridley

A Canadian loving gamer and analytical American Football fan; Steven has turned to the Black 'n Gold since the days of seeing Troy Amuna Polamalu way back in 2008. Since then, he has been getting more engaged with the sport. In addition of studying the aspects of the game, college prospect scouting is one of his favorite pastimes.
  • bigboss223a

    strength in the world means very little if your accuracy is not very good. Knowing this however is why Josh Allen is the number one pick as Dorsey is using 2018 as a redshirt year for Allen to learn the do’s and do not’s of the NFL. Once 2019 is here is where Dorsey and the Browns will hopefully see the fruition of a year’s worth of experience.

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  • cunez

    Once 2019 is here is where Dorsey and the Browns will hopefully see the fruition of a year’s worth of experience.

  • Bawb the Revelator

    IF – AND IT’S A BIG “IF” – Mason Rudolph has a big day versus Baltimore the Steelers may have found theit franchise QB and it isn’t KP8. Mason’s been a hard luck guy since he was deafted and Ben was “insulted.” Ben is no rocket scientist but his physical gifts, history and hope combined to make Rudolph an afterthought for years.. Staing ready to play plus maturity may have combined to make MASON THE successor to Ben the Steelers truly need. If so, it settles a big question for the Pittsburgh Steelers.