Robert Quinn scouting report

Robert Quinn DE North Carolina

Ht: 6’5″

Wt: 268

An elite pass rusher. Excels as a speed rusher, but has the athleticism and the strength to be more than that. Explosive off the snap. Has the athleticism to switch to linebacker in a 3-4 scheme at the next level.
Ruled ineligible for entire 2010 season after receiving $5,600 in agent-related benefits and travel accommodations, including two black diamond watches. Underweight brain surgery to remove a tumor in 2007 prior to coming to UNC, but it did not cause him to miss any time while in college. Instincts aren’t great; goes full speed ahead off the snap and is slow to adjust. Lacks elite strength, but has the frame to add more muscle.
Quinn is a tough player to judge because missing a full season can be a serious setback for some players. However, he was a dominant force as a sophomore in 2009 and was poised to establish himself as a top-10 pick in 2010. He should be able to make an immediate impact as a pass rusher, but I have questions about his ability to be a three-down lineman at the next level. He seems to approach every play as though he’s gearing up for a sack, and struggles to make an impact against the run. If he bulks up he could improve in run support, but at what cost? Could he bulk up and maintain his explosive pass rush skills?
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2011 Comments Off

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