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SN:NFL prospect profile: North Carolina DE Robert Quinn

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by cowboyjoe, Feb 14, 2011.

  1. cowboyjoe

    cowboyjoe Well-Known Member

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    Russ Lande SN Sporting News SN's War Room Scouts evaluate draft prospect
    NFL Position: DE or OLB Despite being suspended for the entire 2010 season, Robert Quinn is one of the top talents in this year's draft, writes Russ Lande.
    Height: 6-5
    Weight: 270
    Current Projection: First-round pick
    Strengths: Shines as a pass rusher. Is explosive off the ball and, combined with his quick acceleration and speed, is able to beat offensive tackles around the corner. Once he turns the corner, has an explosive closing burst to the quarterback. Can consistently beat offensive tackles one-on-one because he can go inside or outside. Has excellent quickness and agility, enabling him to change directions in a flash. As a run defender, flashes an excellent burst off the ball to split the tackle/guard gap and can make tackles in the backfield. Also has the speed to come down the line of scrimmage and make tackles.

    Weaknesses: Sometimes takes a step upfield before coming down the line against the run, allowing the back to get through. Not nearly as effective on runs at him when he has to take on an offensive tackle at the line. Lacks bulk and can be tied up and ridden out of plays. His snap anticipation is not always elite—occasionally is a beat late off the ball. Is pretty much an unknown in coverage because he has little experience playing off the ball. Sometimes comes in too high as a pass rusher, causing him to overrun sack opportunities.
  2. Sam I Am

    Sam I Am Unfriendly and Aloof!

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    Greg Ellis 2.0! :laugh2:
  3. unionjack8

    unionjack8 Well-Known Member

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    so you mean a guy who can get double digit sacks opposite demarcus ware, be super strong at the point of attack and has only coverage as a downside, yet will run maybe 0.1-0.3 seconds faster in the 40 than greg did???
  4. johnnyd

    johnnyd Active Member

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    huh? really? l sorry man but this comes off as over-analyzing and nit picking just to fill up his weakness paragraph.
  5. Marktui

    Marktui Active Member

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    Poor Greg Ellis. The guy was a good pass rusher in college, but just did not have the elite talent in hindsight to be taken where he was. The guy will always be linked to "why did we take him instead of Moss".

    He was good, but just no where near the talent that Moss became.

    Quinn looks built to rush the passer, but is he big enough to be used as a 5 technique DE in our defense.
  6. AsthmaField

    AsthmaField Outta bounds

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    No, I don't think so. At least not on a full-time basis.

    I think he is a prototypical strongside DE in a 4-3 alignment.
  7. Hoofbite

    Hoofbite Well-Known Member

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    I dunno. I think Ellis was alright.

    He got saddled with a lot of losing seasons before he was ever put onto a winning team. Well, more of a winning team.
  8. ThreeSportStar80

    ThreeSportStar80 Benched

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    I'll talk Robert Quinn....
  9. realtick

    realtick Benched

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    I think people would have a lot fonder memories of Ellis if he wasn't the world's biggest worrywart and curmudgeon.
  10. btcutter

    btcutter Well-Known Member

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    He can play OLB and take Spencer's position.

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