ROBERT QUINN, DE, ST LOUIS RAMS
This Sophomore sensation is about to take off because he’ll finally get to start in 2012. He’s been working on his weakness (which was against the run) and got coaches praises in the off-season. Robert Quinn is a gifted pass rusher and it’s time for him to make his presence felt. As a rookie Quinn put up 5 sacks in spot duty and his 6’4 frame and freakish athletic ability will allow him to get multiple pass deflections too.
He’s quick off the line and with his explosiveness I expect him to get at least 10 sacks in 2012 with countless of QB hurries/pressure. You’d be able to grab in towards the later rounds as a DL2 with DL1 upside. I compare Quinn to another Tarheel, Julius Peppers, and as Peppers is starting to decline Quinn is on the rise of stardom and will vault into the top 10.
2012 Predictions : 54 total tackles 11.5 sacks 6PD 2FF