Denver Broncos who could pull a Shohei Ohtani and play both ways
Quinn Meinerz, C to DT
Quinn Meinerz is a bad dude. He’s 320 pounds of pure muscle and imposes his will on grown men.
While the Wisconsin-Whitewater product may be known for his outrageous workouts and bubbly personality, his true skill is on the gridiron.
Meinerz shot up the draft boards during the 2021 NFL Draft season and became a top 100 pick. He’s very likely to become a long-term starter in the NFL, and may just push incumbent Lloyd Cushenberry to the bench.
I think Meinerz could slide in as a defensive tackle and be quite effective. My somewhat limited knowledge of what good DT play looks like leads me to believe there’s a bit of overlap in being a solid offensive lineman.
Size, lower body strength, and effective hand placement all stick out to me as qualities needed for defensive tackles and offensive linemen.
I also think Meinerz’s style of play, which comes from being a former wrestler, would allow him to take on a Derek Wolfe type of “get the $#%& off me” persona.
Even more, he’d have an exceptional coach as well–Bill Kollar is one of the better position coaches in the game, so I think a transition to defensive tackle is very possible.
Denver Broncos: Players on the chopping block at each position
The Denver Broncos will have plenty of difficult roster decisions to make in 2021. Which players are on the chopping block at each position group?
What do you all think? Are there any other Broncos players you think could play on the other side of the ball?