Quenton Meeks

Stanford
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Prospect Info

College
Stanford
Hometown
Class
San Diego, CA
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 1"
209 lbs
31 3/4”
Hands
10 1/4”

Prospect Grade

5.32
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade
40 Yard Dash
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Seconds
 
Bench Press
11
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
39.0
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
128.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.72
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.23
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
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Seconds
 
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Growing up the son of an NFL defensive coach (Ron was in the league from 1991 to 2012, including as defensive coordinator with Super Bowl XLI champion Indianapolis Colts) means you're going to be prepared. After his career as an all-state two-way player in the San Diego area, Meeks was ready to play for the Cardinal right out of the box. He played in 14 games in 2015, starting eight and led the team with three interceptions (including a 66-yard pick six against Iowa in the Rose Bowl) while also posting 34 tackles and four pass breakups. Meeks got the starting nod as a sophomore (11 games), showing off his excellent length, ball skills, and that football knowledge on his way to garnering honorable mention All-Pac-12 notice by recording 22 tackles, two interceptions, and six pass breakups.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Round 4-5
Overview
Meeks is a technically sound outside cornerback with good size and strength who will have to be protected by scheme and safety help. He understands how to play the position, but his lack of acceleration and makeup speed is a big concern. While Meeks has the size to disrupt from press, he's unable to stay hip-to-hip on go routes and lacks desired closing burst for on-ball opportunities from off-man. Meeks has the instincts and tackling to make the move to safety if need be.
Strengths
  • Good size and plays like a bigger cornerback
  • Coach's son who is technically proficient at an early age
  • Can self-fix through film study
  • Backpedal is natural and smooth
  • Doesn't panic and get overly grabby
  • Never penalized in 2017
  • Stays connected to short and intermediate routes from press
  • Impressive sink-to-stop action in mirroring comebacks and route breaks underneath
  • Lateral transitions from pedal are solid
  • Good angles to the throw
  • Has desired ball tracking on all levels
  • Puts in work as run supporter
  • Chest-first tackler who lands with good force before wrapping up
  • Effective stopping ball carrier quickly
Weaknesses
  • Coverage balance is below average
  • Extends over past feet and gets knocked out of position by physical release
  • Inconsistent staying in front of receivers in press
  • Bites on release fakes putting him in an early hole
  • Lacks early acceleration to make up separation gap quickly
  • Hips are bulky in his turns and transitions to match receivers making downfield moves
  • Missing top speed for recovery or to run hip to hip with pure speedsters
  • Burst to close on throws is slightly below average
  • Range to play the football from off-coverage is limited

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league