Photo of David Quessenberry
Drafted By: Texans
  • Round 6
  • Pick 8
  • Overall 176

Combine Results

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  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

"Not a highly rated kid. Doesn't have the measurables to tell you he's a starting tackle or guard. But at the Senior Bowl he showed you that he understands angles. He blocked everybody there, and has positional versatility." -- Mike Mayock

  • 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

Doug Free

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 Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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