Chicago Bears: 5 draft targets whose stock rose at Senior Bowl

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Chicago Bears, Quinn Meinerz
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Chicago Bears draft stock: Quinn Meinerz | IOL | UW-Whitewater

Quinn Meinerz coming from a Division 3 school really needed to stand out at the Senior Bowl, and he did both on the field and personality-wise. The first day, Meinerz came out with his jersey rolled up showing off his gut. That grabbed peoples’ attention immediately. Once he had it, he kept it going.

Although he was from a Division 3 school, he still managed to tear up most of the Division 1 talent he was up against. He looked spectacular in his one-on-one drills against defensive linemen, which is hard to do since you are essentially put on an island in those drills.

Meinerz showed his versatility by working at both center and offensive guard at the Senior Bowl. Versatility is something the Bears value greatly in their offensive lineman as they like to move around their line a lot. He has a lot of great intangibles like strength and he’s a natural pass protector. He could work on his technique, but that is not surprising given that he is a Division 3 offensive lineman.

Meinerz would at the very least add some very solid depth to the interior of the offensive line of the Bears while additionally giving them some great competition for the starting center job against Sam Mustipher.