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Colts Select Guard Quenton Nelson with the 6th Pick in the NFL Draft

The Colts landed a player they hope will be able to protect whoever plays QB for the team for a long time to come, as they snagged guard Quenton Nelson with the 6th pick in Thursday’s NFL Draft.

A great move for the Colts – here’s a quick Bio on Nelson:

Defensive linemen facing Nelson and Mike McGlinchey on the left side of the Irish’s line usually had a long day ahead of them. Nelson is a tough New Jersey kid who earned second-team USA Today All-American honors as a high school senior and was ranked in the top 50 overall recruits nationally as a guard. Notre Dame didn’t need him to suit up as a freshman, however, so he redshirted. Nelson got his chance in 2015, starting 11 of 12 games played at left guard (missing parts of two games with an ankle injury) next to 2016 first-round pick Ronnie Stanley. 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.


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