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Photo of Robert Quinn
Robert Quinn (DE)
  • Height:
    6'4"
  • Weight:
    265 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    34 in.
  • Hand Size:
    10 1/8 in.
  • College:
    North Carolina
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: St. Louis Rams
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 14 (14)

Pick Analysis: The Rams add an intriguing talent to their defensive line with the selection of Quinn. He has the potential to blossom into an elite pass rusher in time, and he has the luxury of working behind Chris Long and James Hall. Steve Spagnuolo utilized a deep defensive line rotation in New York to secure a championship with the Giants, and he is assembling a similar lineup with devastating potential in St. Louis.
Combine Stats
  • 40 Yard Dash4.7 sec
  • Bench Press22.0 reps
  • Vertical Jump34.0 inch
  • Broad Jump116.0 inch
  • 3 Cone Drill7.13 sec
  • 20 Yard Shuttle4.4 sec
  • 60 Yard Shuttle- -
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Overview

Quinn did not play a down in 2010, but he has the potential to be a premier pass rusher at the next level. He has an excellent first step and the burst to consistently get around the edge. He is a relentless pass rusher that will only improve once he develops an array of counter moves. He lacks the bulk to hold stout against the running game and can get overwhelmed by bigger blockers. Quinn has no recent tape, but he has the rare skill set to be a double-digit sack artist in the NFL and will likely be a first-round pick.


Strengths

Quinn has a large frame and a muscular build. Explodes off the ball, shows good bend to get around the edge and has the closing burst to get after the quarterback. Plays with good balance and has a strong initial punch. Extremely fluid athlete that can make plays from the backside and flashes the ability to drop in coverage.

Weaknesses

Does not have the bulk to anchor against the run and will get pushed around in phone booth situations. A bit late finding the ball and does not always feel the down block. Lacks a repertoire of pass rushing moves. Struggles to break down ball carriers in space. Missed his entire junior season.

Grade

8.5

 

Video Playlist

  1. Rams take Quinn No. 14

    Published: April 28, 2011 at 09:44 p.m.

    The St. Louis Rams select North Carolina DE Robert Quinn with the 14th overall pick in the 2011 draft.

  2. First Draft: Robert Quinn

    Published: April 11, 2011 at 05:53 p.m.

    North Carolina defensive end Robert Quinn describes his on-field persona in this exclusive interview from "Path to the Draft".

  3. Quinn vs. Bowers scouting report

    Published: March 31, 2011 at 07:04 p.m.

    Mike Mayock talks about two of the premier pass-rushers in the draft. Plus an update on upcoming pro days.

  4. 2011 combine workout: Robert Quinn

    Published: March 11, 2011 at 05:19 p.m.

    Watch North Carolina DE Robert Quinn work out at the 2011 NFL Scouting Combine.

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