Robert Quinn Scouting Report
Robert Quinn
Robert Quinn - North Carolina (HT: 6-4 - WT: 265)
Combine 40: 4.70 - Position Rank: 2 of 55

Positives: Athletic... Good agility... Very good speed... Good length and long arms... Very solid pass rusher... Extremely good initial burst... Fires off the ball... Good acceleration... Gets after the quarterback... Can collapse the pocket... Solid rip and spin moves... Good closing speed... Uses his hands well... Good flexibility and body control... Stays low... Plays the run well... Gets off blocks reasonably well... Makes plays in the backfield... Good tackler... Good hitter... Does a good job stripping the ball... Hard worker... Good motor... Has some growth potential... On an extremely talented UNC defensive line, saw a lot of double teams in 2009... Stays low... Won the Brian Piccolo Award in 2007 as the ACC's most courageous player, was diagnosed with a brain tumor in high school and was told he may not play again... Started every game in college prior to dismissal... Schematic versatility, 4-3 DE or 3-4 OLB... Selected All-ACC first team for the 2009 season... Has drawn comparisons to Julius Peppers and Mario Williams, reminds me of Will Smith or Brian Orakpo depending on scheme.

Negatives: Average bull rush... Lacks prototypical bulk... Relies on speed too much... Needs to get a little stronger versus the run... Does not drop into coverage much... Not especially strong at the point of attack... Can be pushed back by bigger linemen... Was suspended for the 2010 season for NCAA rules violation, was a top five prospect prior to suspension... Character concerns, how much will his involvement with an agent hurt his draft stock?

  86 57 29 25½ 13 8 0 0 0
2008 North Carolina   34 22 12 2 2 0 0 0
2009 North Carolina   52 35 17 19 11 6 0 0 0

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