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2011 Colt Gab NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report – MLB Quan Sturdivant

By Abe Munch

Quan Sturdivant, MLB, North Carolina, 6’2 230

Position Ranking: #2

Strengths: Plays with consistently good technique and gap discipline. Natural when taking on blockers, extends arms and bends at the knees to properly disengage. Played all three linebacker positions. Good overall instincts, and goes through his read & keys before releasing in pursuit. Reacts well to the cutback lane and is steady with containment. Attacks downhill against the inside isolation runs. Good footwork in his shuffle. Has the hips/ feet to be effective in underneath coverage. 3-down linebacker who played zone coverage regularly and was asked to spy athletic quarterbacks. Takes good angles to the ball carrier and has the speed to consistently get out in front (when healthy). Has been a starter since his freshman year. Team captain.

Needs Improvement: Doesn’t show burst in his release or when closing on the ball carrier. Isn’t always quick to disengage from lineman (despite technique) and will need to improve his overall strength. Could improve his aggressiveness, at times it looked as if he was going through the motions; won’t always attack lineman or run hard against plays away from him. Tackling technique was off/on. Wasn’t used much close to the line scrimmage or on blitz calls.

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One Response to “2011 Colt Gab NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report – MLB Quan Sturdivant”

  1. Chris Birge says:

    I’m thinking the Colts need to pick up the following in the Daft:

    1, Phil Taylor,Baylor: DT/NT 6’4 340lb Phil is a Big man in the Middle of the line that has a good push up field on pass rushing and is a killer on Run defensive.. This one move will help stop the bleeding that has been going on for the last 5+yrs on the Defensive side..

    2, JosePh Barksdale, LSU: OT 6’5 335lb Joseph played LT all of last yr but I’m thinking he will fit the Right side better since that’s where the colts was having most of there problems at.. If he is not there in the 2nd round then pick up
    2, Robert Sands, WV: S 6’5 222lb This can be the replacement for Bob sanders,, Very good player

    3, Kelvin Sheppard, LSU: ILB 6’2 250lb Kelvin lead the Tigers the last two yrs in tacklers. He has a good noise for the football and good speed

    4, Kenrick Ellis, Hampton: DT 6’5 340lb Ken is a big strong man at the front of attack if you have Phil already with Ken next to him this will force all teams to run to the outside where the colts speed at LB shows up again..

    5, Roy Helu, Nebraska: RB 5’11 216lb Roy ran for 1147yrs and caught 19 passes for 149yrs be a good replacement RB

    6, Deandre Brown, Southern Miss: WR 6’6 228lb Deandre would be a good return man and can work inside the red zone for passing attack.. Needs lots of help on Route running but has great speed at 4.48 in the 40yds

    7, Kyle Hix, Texas: OT/G 6’5 325lb Kyle is a strong man that can control his side of the line will be best on the Right Tackle/Guard side

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