Originally posted by PTulini:Originally posted by Travisty13:Originally posted by 49ersalldaway126:Originally posted by SolRebe1:
Is it fair to compare this big physical freak pass rusher to another another projected top 10 pick a years back....
quinn is a better suited for 3-4 then him (and can also play 4-3)
also quinn has a good attitude and has an amazing motor
What makes Quinn better suited? Gholston went to OSU as a LB first then moved to DE, he's faster, stronger, had experience dropping into coverage some, and was more productive. Plus there's a large community of people who think Quinn is better suited for the 4-3, his HC Butch Davis included in that group.
So what exactly shows he "better suited for the 3-4" then Gholston?
For one, I don't think Vernon Gholston had the necessary insticts to play the game. He could never just react to what was going on around him. He had to be told what to do, and he often looked lost.
Gholston's draft analysis doesn't think so:
On the field, Gholston was one of the most feared pass-rushers in the game last season, demonstrating a diverse array of moves to get to the quarterback and not just relying on straight bull or speed rushes. Despite his size he was able to engage and anchor against most offensive linemen, though that may prove more difficult at the next level, and he is not afraid to go one-on-one with larger blockers. He plays with a good motor and is adept at anticipating the play.
...Shows the effort to impact the play even if he doesn't make the tackle...Plays with a high motor and shows a natural feel for the game, as he continues to improve his ability to anticipate and jump the play...Self-starter with a great passion for the game and is a hard worker in the training room...While very confident in his ability, he is also a humble character with no off-field issues...
I personally think the Robert Quinn is a "Vernon Gholston" in waiting. He doesn't impress me. He's not elite in anything he does. Has a medical red flag, hasn't played in a year, and when he did play wasn't as "wow" inspiring as most posters here think he is.
You all compare him to DeMarcus Ware, but Ware was actually productive in college, unlike Quinn, and Ware was still projected to go in the Late 1st-Early 2nd Rd by S.I. and other draft publications. And in fact, Jerry Jones had to overrule Parcells in drafting Ware. Parcells wanted Marcus Spears at #11. I wouldn't touch Quinn til later in the 1st Rd. He has the biggest bust possibility of any player that's been discussed at #7. I still don't see what all you "Quinn Bandwagon Riders" see in him. This is the NFL, not the NBA where potential gets drafted before production. Potential players are supposed to be drafted later in the draft. Productive players are supposed to go first.