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2011 Denver Broncos Draft Cameos: Robert Quinn

Defensive End - Robert Quinn, North Carolina

Height:  6'4"
Weight:  265
40yd:  4.65

Interest Level:

Private Workout:  No
Private Visit to Team Facility:  No
Attended Proday:  Yes
Other: -

Quick Take:

Plays RDE in a 4-3, which is DOOM's position, and is relentless rushing to the passer.  Fast twitch, aggressive athlete with power, draws several holding penalties with his disruptiveness, and can single-handedly set an offense on edge, disrupting passer rhythm, snap counts, the whole shivaree.  Very slippery pass rusher.  Not a consistent finisher, often didn't need to be with the NC defense right behind him, but was consistently high effort while play was still alive, able to slide from side to side easily.  Unfotunately, missed an entire 2010 season due to suspension.  Homework on him includes his recovery from a spinal tumor discovered in highschool, as well as his 86-0 heavyweight wrestling record during his 3-time state champion career.  Father was an olympic hurdler.

Where He Goes in the Draft:

Top 10

What is Denver's Interest In Him?


Despite being the top DE athlete in the draft, recent red flag issues resulting in his year long suspension, as well as a few inconsistencies in his run game will have Denver doubting the need to double up the strength at RDE.  He will only be in consideration in the event of a trade down within the top 10, but probably no earlier than 6 or 7 overall.  Denver may need to consider him in the event of a trade that backs them out of the top 5 completely, if better prospects get nabbed up too quickly.  Overall, their interest in him is talent based only, and their presence at his proday is best explained by the huge number of NC players that were visited with there, and the fact that they didn't see fit to supplement a dearth of recent film on him with some private observation.  They have seen all they need to see, and that isn't much.


Position, Name

CB Patrick Peterson

DT Marcell Dareus

Top OLB/DE Von MIller
DE Robert Quinn



2 Middle


3 Middle


4 Middle

5 Top



[Note:  All players in the table are ranked by overall grade within their round grouping, however, the round groupings are based on where this player will likely be drafted based on where teams are currently selecting in the draft.  Therefore a player is ranked within a group by his level of ability, but players in nearby groupings may have higher or lower actual grades, despite being in a different group.  Confusing enough for you? --Styg]