Robert Quinn | St. Louis Rams | DE
2012 Experience: 3rd Season
IDP Fantasy Football Outlook: Much like his counterpart in crime Chris Long, third-year pro Robert Quinn won’t have a problem getting to the quarterback but his tackle total is a killer. Quinn has yet to reach 30 total tackles in a season, but I think he can get over the mark, if only just over.
I don’t like lineman with this issue as my DL2 option but he will probably go in that area. To be fair this is only Quinn’s third year in the league, so I don’t think we can just right him off as an option that can’t reach 40 plus tackles or improve in his pass deflections and forced fumbles.
Quinn is a quality talent and he will continue to improve as long as he’s dedicated to his craft. Based in his improvement in play last year, I’m willing to believe he will be a quality pass-rusher for years to come. A low-end DL2 option, I would look to Quinn before Chris Long on draft day.
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2012 IDP Fantasy Projection
Maybe St. Louis won’t break the sack record this year, but Robert Quinn is going to have a breakout year. With James Hall gone, Quinn will start and benefit from having Chris Long as the opposite bookend.
Likely to face one-on-one matchups in pass protection, Quinn should beat linemen at the point of attack, especially in a division that has three weak pass protecting lines.
Don’t hold back on view Quinn has a DL2 on draft day, because he already is one, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he at least matches Long in stat production and maybe moves into a DL1 ranking at some point this year. Quinn should also benefit from the upgrades at corner as Cortland Finnegan and Janoris Jenkins will provide much better pass coverage than the Rams have had for awhile.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
When Rams Head Coach Steve Spagnuolo was the defensive coordinator with the Giants, he was known for having a dominating rotation of pass rushers that would continue to attack opposing quarterbacks. At no time was this truer than when the Giants beat the then un-defeated Patriots in the Super Bowl as the Giants front line harassed Tom Brady all game.
With the addition of Robert Quinn in the first round, Spagnuolo is looking to continue to build a quality rotation of front lineman who can give him to results he’s looking for. Quinn will probably find IDP waiver wires until he can nail down not just a starting job but prove he can give fantasy owners reliable production in tackles. I have no doubts that Quinn can make an impact in spurts for this team, but IDP fantasy owners need a regular source of tackle numbers before Quinn will be more than just a bye week fill in off the waiver wire.
It’s hard enough for a rookie to play through a full sixteen game season, and Quinn will be hurt more so than most rookies because of the lockout, and he hasn’t played in a game (suspension for 2010) since the 2009 season.
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