Needed help at inside linebacker. Let’s go.
The Draft Network seems to really like Quarterman as a prospect, comparing him to linebackers of old who can blitz well and stop the run:
Physicality, urgency and intensity all shine on tape. Throwback linebacker that thrives as a downhill thumper and excels as a blitzer attacking interior gaps. Excels playing into the line of scrimmage and defending the run. Explodes into contact and is a dynamic blitzer. Explosive hitter and is a tone-setting presence. Pursuit effort is outstanding. Knows how to take on blocks with his hands, leverage his hips and disengage. Highly productive four-year starter.
Sharp. He is quick to snap his feet and get aligned to work into pursuit. Has seen it all as a 4-year starter and well polished and disciplined in his keys to gain ground towards the football — as evidenced by his TFL production. He’s done well to limit movement and length restrictions, too.
Don’t let him catch you flush or he will KNOCK. YOU. OUT. Tremendous hitting power and has put some really good ball carriers flat on their backs. Takes strong angles, although his tackle radius can be somewhat tempered by his lack of reach and he needs frame clean to finish with authority.
Heavy hitter. Smart. Can play the run well. Let’s go.
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