nfl guru Posted March 8, 2011 Share Posted March 8, 2011 Robert Quinn. Quinn projects as a top 10 prospect but with the way Von Miller's stock has risen, the redskins are in a good place to pick Quinn. Everybody knows he didn't play this past year for taking improper benefits, but he was considered one of the top defensive players coming off his sophomore year and is a elite prospect IMO. By all accounts, he showed up to the combine and really showed out and seemed eager to play either 4-3 DE or 3-4 OLB. North Carolina’s Robert Quinn was very impressive, running a 4.67 and 4.70 while looking extremely smooth and athletic in the positional drills. Basic scouting report based off draftgeek Pros-Elite athleticism. Has phenomenal speed and quickness for a guy his size -Ideal size and frame -Explodes out of his stance and immediately get blockers on their heels -Plays with good pad level and leverage, able to get underneath tackles -Excellent rip move to the outside -Versatile. Size and athleticism make him a fit in a 3-4 or 4-3 -Great motor, never quits on a play and great in pursuit -Good tackler and has top-notch closing speed -Does a good job getting off blocks Cons -Could stand to improve against the run. Doesn't spend a lot of time in the interior -Would like to see him get stronger -Missed all of the 2010 season. As long as he is in shape now it shouldn't be much of an issue though -Had a brain tumor in high school that he overcame. Teams will do due-diligence Overall It would be very interesting to see how high Robert Quinn's stock would have gone had he not been suspended for the entire 2010 Season. He has every bit the talent that Da'Quan Bowers has, but Bowers gets the edge just because he doesn't have the minor Question marks that Quinn does. Quinn's suspension is a non-factor to me, as long as he didn't pull a Mike Williams and is still in shape, there isn't much to be concerned about. Quinn is an incredible athlete, his speed, explosion, and quickness are unbelievable for a guy who is 6-5 270. He gets off the ball so quickly that O-Lineman often have a hard time even getting a hand on him. He is an elite edge rusher and will beat an OT 1-on-1 every time to the outside. Quinn has a versatile skill set and has the ability to succeed as a traditional 4-3 pass rusher with his hand on the ground, but also has the skills to be good as a 3-4 OLB, so he will appeal to all teams. We would like to see Quinn get a little bit stronger and do a better job against the run, as he can get washed out of the play if blocked well. Outside of getting stronger against the run, Quinn's game does not lack much else, and he should be wreaking havoc on quarterbacks for a long time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuKdkjZf5uk If we're modeling our defense after the steelers, then we need to fix the OLB opposite Orakpo and Quinn would serve as a perfect fit. Big enough to play strongside and brings a passrush threat so Orakpo can't be doubled all the time which we all know started to happen last year. I'd rather pass on reaching for a QB at 10 and take a shot at Ponder in the 2nd round.:logo: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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