Originally posted by SybErkRimInAL:
win/win for us at #7. Quinn, Miller or one of the two CB's. I'd take any of them. I think an OLB would be an impact player immediately, while a CB would take a year or two.
That's the thing with both of these corners in Peterson and Amukamara, they wouldn't need a year. Stick them in and call it a day especially Prince. Peterson has so much upside, it's not even funny. However, most analysts say that Prince is a better technician and instincts. It's his recovery speed that scares me. However, he would fit perfectly in Fangio's 3-4 with Donatell serving as his direct coach.
Still, man do I want a pass rusher like Quinn. Quinn reminds of Gholson(sp?) from NYJ who busted big time as a 3-4 backer. Great measurables, great college career and the best pass rusher out of college. Quinn is a DE, but his size and frame allow for a switch to the 3-4 backer role. We will see just how well he moves in that position at the combine.
Because of this, I believe Von Miller is a better candidate for the WILL Backer role than Quinn. Still, I can see Baalke pulling his card if, and only if, he believes that Quinn can transition into a linebacker at the next level. Man, if Quinn can make it, WOW!
For his size, this kid's got "it". Like I said before in numerous posts, I believe Quinn will surpass Miller because of his "Mays-like" abilities for his position.
I can even see Peterson dropping if Denver goes with someone else.
Peterson, Amukamara, Miller OR Quinn. Heck, even Gabbert and Newton are viable and great possibilities.
Still, I wouldn't be mad if we picked Quinn.