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Old 04-27-2013, 11:46 AM   #1
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04/17/2013 - WKU's Quanterus Smith visits with Eagles, will visit Giants...Western Kentucky defensive end Quanterus Smith has visited with the Philadelphia Eagles and will visit with the New York Giants this weekend. Smith (6-foot-5, 250 pounds) was at the NFL Scouting Combine, but unable to do drills due to a left ACL injury. He returned to Indianapolis for further medical evaluation last week, and checked out healthy.
Smith was in Texas rehabbing his knee when Western Kentucky held its pro day on March 20. Smith is a pass-rushing defensive end, and was a productive player before the ACL injury cut short his senior season (he finished as the Football Bowl Subdivision leader in sacks per game with 1.25 - he had 12.5 sacks through 10 games in 2012). - Gil Brandt, NFL.com

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The NFL loves pass rushers and, as former Sun Belt Conference star DeMarcus Ware has proven since emerging as one of the league's elite outside linebackers with the Dallas Cowboys, they're willing to go to the so-called lesser conferences to find them.
What Smith lacks in name recognition he certainly doesn't lack in game. Just ask the University of Alabama, which gave up three sacks to the 2012 Sun Belt Defensive Player of the Year in the 2012 season opener.

The long-armed collegiate defensive end victimized the Tide's talented tackle duo of Cyrus Kouandjio and D.J. Fluker with speed, agility and an impressive array of rip and arm-over swim moves, just as he did numerous other victims on his way toward leading the country with 12.5 tackles (along with 18.5 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles) when his senior season was cut short by a torn ACL suffered Nov. 17 against Louisiana-Lafayette.

While the injury will obviously harm his draft stock, Smith's success (24 career sacks) hasn't gone unnoticed by scouts. While perhaps not yet strong enough to handle being consistently run at, teams operating out of the 4-3 and 3-4 schemes each are surely intrigued by Smith's length, speed off the edge and improvement.

ANALYSIS
Strengths: Possesses good strength at this time and the lanky frame to add more mass without a significant loss of quickness. Shows impressive burst off the snap to get the tackle on his heels, as well as the flexibility to dip under his opponent's reach and the lateral agility to counter back inside. Uses his hands well, showing a classic arm-over swim move, as well as a hard chop to break free from tackles latching onto his jersey.
Good lateral agility to slip blocks at the edge and shows good overall athleticism, speed and hustle in pursuit. Plays with good leverage to hold up better than expected in the running game. Has improved each year of his career.

Weaknesses: While the performance against Alabama was impressive, much of his production came against lower-level competition, including an eye-popping five sacks against Florida International. Relies on his agility and leverage to hold up against the run but is too often pushed off the line and/or sealed off from the action, which could necessitate a move to outside linebacker in the NFL, a position he has never played.

Suffered a torn ACL to his left knee on Nov. 17 and underwent surgery shortly after the end of WKU's regular season, making his ability to handle the position change all the more questionable.

Compares To: John Abraham, DE/OLB, Atlanta Falcons

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Old 04-27-2013, 11:49 AM   #2
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Kid has a chance to make the active roster as a situational edge pass rusher right out of the gate (assuming his rehab goes well.)

For a 5th rounder, that's really good value.
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http://m.youtube.com/#/watch?v=vWCAa...%3DvWCAavZMJBY

Two sacks vs bama this yr, made Fluker his biyotch. Big body DE whom I see growing into a DE/DT like Wolfe. We sign Freeney this yr to a 1 yr contract, this guy heals and adds some weight and plays in 14'.
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Kid has a chance to make the active roster as a situational edge pass rusher right out of the gate (assuming his rehab goes well.)

For a 5th rounder, that's really good value.
he plays just like doom. Sucks vs the run great getting after the passer. I bet he comes in and can rush the QB for us on 3rd downs a few times a game.
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Old 04-27-2013, 11:55 AM   #5
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Why does **** for brains Rohirrim start a Quanterus Smith thread after Bmore Manning already did?
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:00 PM   #6
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Good call on Smith there Med. You did your homework.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:05 PM   #7
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Why does **** for brains Rohirrim start a Quanterus Smith thread after Bmore Manning already did?

because he's been starting threads for each of our draft picks with a particular format. He includes way more info for the casual Maners who might not know who these prospects are. I doubt I'm alone in looking forward to his version of the draft pick threads.

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Old 04-27-2013, 12:07 PM   #8
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Why does **** for brains Rohirrim start a Quanterus Smith thread after Bmore Manning already did?
Because BM's thread is another self fapping thread. I'm sure you'll fit in much better over there.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:08 PM   #9
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because he's been starting threads for each of our draft picks with a particular format. He includes way more info for the casual Maners who might not know who these prospects are. I doubt I'm alone in looking forward to his version of the draft pick threads.

I agree
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Nice pick.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:22 PM   #11
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Because BM's thread is another self fapping thread. I'm sure you'll fit in much better over there.
Classy.. Thanks.
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:24 PM   #12
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absolutely love this pick.. & love this draft
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Old 04-27-2013, 12:33 PM   #13
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doesn't he have some off the field issues too
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:08 PM   #14
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I love this pick. Dude is an animal when healthy. Love love love this pick.
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Great VALUE pick. 3rd down pass rush specialist? Yes please. I hope that we are in the process of attempting to build a defensive front ala the Giants.....
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Old 04-27-2013, 03:20 PM   #16
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Love this pick, just what we needed.
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This is possibly my favorite pick of the draft!
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i wonder what his playing weight will be. 6-5 250 is kinda light for a DE.
if he's a hybrid OLB/DE for us then he'll be fine.
should be interesting to watch his development.
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He's a big body dude. Reminds me of Ayers and Tyson Jackson. I think this season is going to be a redshirt year for him, to sit out, get healthy, learn, and put on some good weight. I think when he starts logging PT, he'll probably be 6'5", 275-280 and will play DE but I could see him eventually move inside to play at DT some.
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Raiders get David Bass.

I like Quanterus Smith, but he's got a lot of work to do. Arms lack real definition, needs to get a lot stronger to hold up at the POA. Few pass-rush moves, reminds me of a basketball player.
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Two sacks vs bama this yr, made Fluker his biyotch. Big body DE whom I see growing into a DE/DT like Wolfe. We sign Freeney this yr to a 1 yr contract, this guy heals and adds some weight and plays in 14'.
He isn't a big body like Wolfe and has no business ever lining up inside. He's 250 pounds not 300.
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He's a big body dude. Reminds me of Ayers and Tyson Jackson.
WTF are you talking about? Ayers was 270 coming out of college and Tyson Jackson was around 300. Smith weighs 250 dude.
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I like Quanterus Smith, but he's got a lot of work to do. Arms lack real definition, needs to get a lot stronger to hold up at the POA. Few pass-rush moves, reminds me of a basketball player.
Arms lack real definition? Seriously? That's your take?
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Elway said finding a good pass-rusher is like "finding a needle in a haystack". It's true...but easy to spot the good ones: mass-production

No matter what size or what school they went to, sack-masters in college have a chance to succeed at the next level. They've done it before.


Quanterus has a chance (due to his good production, but lacks consistency. All of his sacks came in only a few games.
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He isn't a big body like Wolfe and has no business ever lining up inside. He's 250 pounds not 300.
Not sure if you comprehend. Wide shoulders, big frame, = big body. He's nowhere near his final weight and in fact, he probably won't play next year. It will be a red-shirt campaign for him. He needs to sit, heal, learn, focus on technique and add weight so he can compete in 14'. Fill out that "BIG BODY FRAME" he has and he'll end up around 275-285 carrying his weight well. When that happens, he can play DE on run downs and move inside on pass rushing downs, exactly what we do with Ayers & Wolfe. Both of those guys lack the exceptional quickness to play on the edge all three downs, something I see when watching Smith as well.
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