Monday, August 20, 2012
By proscoutdan Posted at 7:00 AM
ROBERT QUINN: North Carolina, 6040 265 4.65. Junior entry. Two-year starter. Plays right defensive end in a four man front. Missed the 2010 season due to a suspension by the NCAA for accepting illegal benefits. Was the best pass rusher in the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2009. Possesses natural hand, foot, and lateral quickness. Doesn’t stay blocked despite the fact he draws several holding calls during a season. Tough to block as a pass rusher. Good flexibility to run the hoop or bend off the edge. Can slip and accelerate off a block. Fast twitch pass rusher who can explode and jolt a pass protector. An instinctive athlete who is disciplined in his contain rush and checks reverses and counters before he sprints from the backside to get in on the play. Would like to see him finish better at times by wrapping up. Good change of direction with a closing burst to the ball carrier. Jams the tight ends to avoid a free release. Needs to improve his ability to shed and stack in the run game. Has the tools, needs the technique. Was voted the ACC’s Brian Piccolo Award winner as the league’s most courageous player in 2008. As a senior in high school, a tumor was found on top of his spinal cavity. It was benign; however it caused a fluid buildup that had to be drained and is checked twice a year. Quinn was a 3-time state heavyweight wrestling champion in South Carolina. His record was 86-0. Father, James Quinn, was an Olympic caliber hurdler. 2009 stats: 52 tackles, 19 TFL, 11 sacks, 6 FF. Edge speed:left 1.97, right 2.05. OSR:8/26. First round. (A-34, H-10 1/8, BP-22, 10-1.63).