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Robert Quinn

Robert Quinn
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Defensive End

North Carolina


College Position: Defensive End
School: North Carolina
Grade: Junior
Height: 6-5
Weight: 270
Birthdate: 05-18-1990
Draft Projection: Top 5
Overall Rank: 4
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Defensive End (1)
3-4 Linebacker (1)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the St. Louis Rams in the 1st round with the #14 pick.
A great fit in St. Louis with what Spagnuolo likes to do on defense, Quinn is one of the best pass rushers in the draft. He's a natural 4-3 rush end and fits nicely opposite Chris Long in St. Louis. The Rams would obviously have liked to see Julio Jones fall here, but they will look to address the wide receiver position later in the draft.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • Highest upside of any pass rusher in the draft
  • Relentless as a pass rusher - quick hands and determined
  • Great size and length
  • Explosively quick - elite burst off the ball
  • Great straight line speed
  • Has athleticism to play in 3-4 and size to play in 4-3
  • A workout warrior who should test off the charts at the combine
  • Rare athlete for the position
  • Has overcome adversity - Had brain surgery in high school (benign tumor)
  

Weaknesses

  • Decision making - ruled permanently ineligible for taking improper benefits from an agent
  • Lost year cost him a chance to practice and display he had added polish to his raw talent
  • Conditioning - how will the year off affect him
  • Not overly powerful - struggles to anchor - gets pushed off the ball
  • Average versus the run
  • A tad undersized to play 4-3 defensive end
  • A drag down tackler
  • Overly reliant on athleticism - needs to refine technique

News

Top 10 Prospects for the 2012 NFL Draft - Jun 10 (Jared Counterman)
2011 NFL Draft Recap: NFC West Grades - Jun 5 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft: Fran Duffy's Final Mock Draft - Apr 28 (Fran Duffy)
Six Bold Predictions for the First Round of the 2011 NFL Draft - Apr 27 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: All In or Fold? - Apr 27 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Defensive End - Apr 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Pick Analysis: Which Positions Provide the Best Value - Mar 17 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft: All Overrated Team - Defense - Mar 8 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Scouting Combine: Defensive Tackle, Defensive End and Linebacker Recap - Feb 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Scouting Combine: Who and What To Watch - Feb 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 Scouting Combine: The Underwear Olympians - Defense - Feb 17 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft: Confirmed Underclassmen - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Post-Christmas Edition (2 Rounds) - Dec 30 (Chris Maier)
A Draftniks Guide to the Bowl Games: Week 2 (Dec 25 - 31) - Dec 22 (Chris Maier)
Top 5 Risers in the 2011 NFL Draft - Nov 29 (Dan Wernery)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Thanksgiving Edition - Nov 25 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Early Season Edition - Oct 13 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Mock Draft: Pre-Season Edition - Aug 7 (Dan Wernery)

Mock Draft Results


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