Obviously when a player misses a full year of college ball due to suspension it’s going to affect a player’s report. ESPN’s Todd McShay outlines just how it affects Robert Quinn, who visited with the Bills today (Thursday), and not just from a draft stock standpoint.
“Unfortunately (his stock) could’ve been a lot better if he was able to play this year,” said McShay. “For scouts they’re nervous because to a certain extent you don’t know what you’re getting necessarily. He did not play all year long and sat out the year. Forget about knocking off the rust, but he lost out on the development and being there every day and working (in practice) and getting better at your craft. That’s the frustrating part because there’s so much talent on the defensive side of the ball there.”
The talent will still make him a top 15 pick, especially after what many considered a solid pro day last week. Still, had he played and been productive this past season, he’d almost certainly be mentioned in the same breath as Von Miller.
Tags: 2011 NFL draft, Robert Quinn
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