Eagles in heavy discussions with Divison III Center Quinn Meinerz
Howie Roseman and Jeffery Lurie could continue their longstanding tradition of taking small school prospects during the 2021 NFL Draft. Everyone already knows the Eagles’ distaste for Alabama players and has shown interest in players like Israel Tucker from Louisiana Tech. You can add another small school name to the list, center/guard Quinn Meinerz from Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Never heard of Wisconsin-Whitewater? They are a Divison Three school, but that hasn’t stopped Quinn from rising up draft boards. Many have Meinerz ranked as the second-best center in the upcoming draft, and Philly has shown the most interest in him, according to Meinerz himself. He stopped by Geoff Schwartz’s podcast to discuss the NFL Draft. During their talk, Quinn discussed Philly, stating his love for the fans and their ability to hold players accountable.
The piece that stood out the most was Meinerz love for current center Jason Kelce. He called Jason a legend and said he would love to learn and gather so much information from the veteran. There is a fit for Quinn in Philadelphia. Kelce is not getting any younger, and last season proved you could never have enough depth.
Outside Kelce, only Isaac Seumalo can play center, and having a full-time backup could be a much-needed addition for Philly. Meinerz is projected around the fifth round but could go anywhere during day three. The Eagles hold an impressive 11 picks in the 2021 draft, which starts on April 29th.
Mandatory Credit: Michael McLoone