Robert Quinn Draft Profile

4-3 DE/3-4 OLB Robert Quinn ~ North Carolina

Measurables
Height – 6’4”
Weight – 265
40 yard dash (combine) – 4.67
Vertical leap (combine) – 34 inches
Bench press (combine) – 22 reps
Arm Length – 34 inchesCareer Statistics
2008 – 34 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 forced fumbles
2009 – 52 tackles, 11 sacks, 2 forced fumbles
2010 – suspended for the year

Career accomplishments & awards
2010 Preseason First-Team All-American
2009 First-Team All-ACC
2009 ACC Defensive Player of the Year Runner-Up
2009 Second-Team All-American
2008 Brian Piccolo Award Winner (league’s most courageous player)

My take
If it weren’t for being suspended all over the 2010 college football season, Quinn would likely be talked about going where LB Von Miller is right now; within the top three selections. Having missed a whole season, Quinn showed such brilliance in 2009 that scouts have not forgotten him. He is a consensus top 10-15 pick on nearly every scouts big board. He accepted improper benefits causing his suspension, yet Quinn does not have a shortage of character. In high school he was diagnosed with a brain tumor, fought through it, and beat the disease. He is a supremely gifted athlete, standing 6’4” weighing 265lbs. – ideal size for a pass rusher in the NFL. He has an incredible burst off the line, and the renown “dip” around the edge that the great pass rushers possess. Many expect Quinn to step right in as a 4-3 defensive end or 3-4 outside linebacker and contribute with a relentless rush off the edge. I don’t see anyway Quinn falls outside of the top 9 picks come draft day.