Photo of David Quessenberry
Grade
69.2 ?
  • 5.08 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 25 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 29.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 112.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.49 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.45 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 6'5" Height
  • 34 3/8" Arm Length
  • 302LBS. Weight
  • 10 5/8" Hands

Overview

When Scott Quessenberry graduates from La Jolla’s La Costa Canyon High School in the spring, he’ll be the third brother to move onto the major college level. Paul will still be at the Naval Academy next year, but by the time Scott shows up on whichever campus he chooses, David will likely be playing in the National Football League.



David Quessenberry started every game on the blind side as a sophomore, as well, after playing in all 12 games as a redshirt freshman, mostly on special teams units. The Spartans took a step towards bowl eligibility in 2011, finishing 5-7 on the season partially due to the second-team All-WAC play of Quessenberry, who started all 12 games at the critical left tackle position. Both the Spartans and Quessenberry made major strides in his senior season. Quessenberry once again started at left tackle, and kept QB David Fales upright on his way to a monster season, which resulted in the Spartans finishing 11-2. Quessenberry’s play earned him first-team All-WAC honors.

Analysis

Strengths

Plays with low pad level and flashes the mean streak. Possesses the natural bend to succeed in pass protection, both mirroring ends while leveraging a strong punch and riding edge rushers around the pocket. Plays under control, and shows some agility and quickness in his pass set. Recovers well if lunging off the snap. Used on trap plays inside from the left tackle spot and usually hits his linebacker target – just as he does when simply stepping forward to the second level. In short-yardage situations, able to drive off the snap and play with leverage. He’ll also hustle downfield after plays, taking out defenders standing around and cleaning up piles when necessary.

Weaknesses

Good athlete, not an exceptional one. His average upper-body strength and thinner legs can cause him to be bull rushed, though he usually widens his base and plants to prevent it. He also leans into defensive ends to get leverage at times, allowing them to get him off-balance.

NFL Comparison

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Bottom Line

Quessenberry is around 300 pounds now after coming into college at around 240 pounds. He's still going to need to gain the necessary upper-body and leg strength to handle NFL defensive linemen, but the 2012 first-team All-WAC pick should win over scouts with his impressive overall skill set. Quessenberry may be able to stay at tackle at the next level, but might be a better fit for offensive guard.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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