Quan Sturdivant Scouting Report
Quan Sturdivant
Quan Sturdivant - North Carolina (HT: 6-2 - WT: 230)
Combine 40: N/A - Pro Day 40: N/A - Position Rank: 1 of 30

Positives: Incredible production, had a huge sophomore season with 122 tackles (87 solo), two sacks, two interceptions and a forced fumble... Has solid speed, is fast enough to cover most tight ends and get sideline to sideline with ease... Good zone coverage defender, reads quarterbacks well and is fairly instinctual in coverage... Scrapes very well, keeps eyes up going through traffic with a good feel for where blockers are... Above-average athlete, is not the fastest or strongest linebacker, but plays with fluidity in his hips and feet... Quick to diagnose plays and get to the ball carrier, does good job of readjusting to misdirection plays... Very consistent productivity regardless of opponent, recorded no less than four tackles in any game in 2009 or 2010.

Negatives: Lacks explosiveness, does not drive through ball carriers, needs to do a better job of moving feet after contact instead of tackling high and dragging ball carrier to the ground... Could stand to add more bulk and upper-body strength, somewhat undersized for an NFL inside backer... Is not a heavy hitter, will not force a lot of fumbles or push ball carriers into backfield... Does not blitz often and often struggles with disengaging from blocks at first, needs to develop more pass-rushing moves... Small character concerns including an arrest for marijuana possession before start of 2010 season... Does not have the size to play inside in a 4-3 and needs to develop more pass-rushing capabilities if he is to play outside backer in 4-3, looks to be best suited for ILB in a 3-4... Missed five games this season with a hamstring injury.

Totals   309 192 117 27½ 7 2 4 1 2
2007 North Carolina   47 26 21 1 0 1 1 0
2008 North Carolina   122 87 35 2 1 2 0 1
2009 North Carolina   79 48 31 12 1 1 0 0 1
2010 North Carolina   61 31 30 3 0 1 0 0

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