Prospect

Photo of Quan Sturdivant
Quan Sturdivant (LB)
  • Height:
    6'1"
  • Weight:
    241 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    32 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 in.
  • College:
    North Carolina
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: Arizona Cardinals
Round: 6
Pick (Overall): 6 (171)

Pick Analysis: The Cardinals add an intriguing athlete to their linebacker corps. He has quickness and movement skills, and is pretty instinctive for the position. He was expected to come off the board much higher based on his talent.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash- -
  • Bench Press21.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump34.0 inch
  • Broad Jump115.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill- -
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.5 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
Buzz

Overview

Sturdivant's draft stock dipped after missing five games this past season with a hamstring injury, but he is athletic enough to eventually become a starter at the next level. He is a smart football player that flows to the ball and shows a good closing burst. He gets in good position and shows the ability to anticipate routes in zone coverage, and he maintains speed in transition which makes him effective in man. He lacks the necessary bulk and strength to take on blockers and can is engulfed in phone booth situations too often. Sturdivant is likely a third round pick.


Strengths

Sturdivant is a rangy 'backer with good speed. Reads quickly, fills fast and shows the ability to blow up run plays in the backfield. Drops smoothly in coverage and is athletic enough to stick with backs and tight ends in man coverage. Solid tackler that consistently wraps the ball carrier.

Weaknesses

Does not have the strength to take on blockers, struggles to shed quickly and gets lost in traffic too often. Over-aggressive at times and is vulnerable to play fakes. Struggles to break down ball carriers in space. Inconsistent motor prevents him from getting to the quarterback when blitzing. Has some character concerns.

Grade

6.5

 

Video Playlist

  1. 2011 combine workout: Quan Sturdivant

    Published: March 14, 2011 at 08:58 p.m.

    UNC LB Quan Sturdivant goes through linebacker drills at the combine.

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