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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 11:57 am    Post subject: Chiefs Sign ILB... Quan Sturdivant Reply with quote

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The Kansas City Chiefs have another new player: Quan Sturdivant. The North Carolina linebacker is joining the Chiefs practice squad, according to Aaron Wilson of Scout.com.

Sturdivant was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. The Chiefs actually worked him out a few weeks before the draft so they know a little about him.


Just a PS signing, but this guy was at one time considered a high round prospect. Someone want to give us some more info on the guy?
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There were questions about his work ethic and overall intelligence pre-draft IIRC, but his measurables are great. Worth a flier IMO.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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There were questions about his work ethic and overall intelligence pre-draft IIRC, but his measurables are great. Worth a flier IMO.


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Read & React: Fires toward the line of scrimmage against the run. Can beat the blocker to the spot and is a tackle machine. Susceptible to play-action due to his aggressiveness but is athletic and savvy enough to rarely be caught out of position without recovering. Good understanding of angles in the passing game. Struggles a bit when changing direction and can get himself in trouble in the open field against slippery runners. Seems to always make the tackle, but it isn't always pretty or textbook execution.

Run defense: Best attribute as a run defender is his straight-line speed to the flanks. Attacks the line of scrimmage and can beat the blocker to the action due to his instincts and aggression. Quick enough laterally to avoid blocks, but struggles to disengage when his opponent does get to him. Needs to develop better upper-body strength and refine his hand play to get free of blocks quicker. Good effort laterally and pursuit.

Pass defense: Possesses the straight-line speed to remain at outside linebacker in the NFL, though he offers only average balance and agility to remain with tight ends and running backs one on one. Has a rare understanding of the passing game for a linebacker due to his experience as a quarterback. Reads the quarterback's eyes and breaks on the ball well, showing better than average ball skills for the position.

Tackling: Isn't a classic striker despite his gaudy tackle numbers. "Catches" many of his tackles, as he has a tendency to overrun the play slightly and is forced to break back inside to ride the ballcarrier to the ground. As such, he isn't always the prettiest open-field tackler, but consistently gets the job done. Scouts would like to see him become a bigger, more explosive hitter.

Pass Rush/Blitz: Only occasionally asked to rush the passer in this scheme, though he does show a burst to attack the line of scrimmage when blitzing. Relies too much on his speed to beat the pass blocker, getting stalemated when his initial speed rush is stopped. Still a work in progress disengaging from blocks. Shows little to no technique rushing the passer.

Intangibles: Proved his work ethic by graduating from high school early to enroll at UNC and adjust to the linebacker position. Was a highly successful quarterback in high school, earning conference offensive player of the year honors and leading his team to the state playoffs. Characterized by those close to the North Carolina program as a team leader. Teams will question Sturdivant about his arrest in July 2010 for marijuana possession.

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/members/ratings/profile.php?pyid=71979

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I like this move more than that Hicks guy.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 3:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I guess we are tinkering with our special teams coverage unit.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Intangibles: Proved his work ethic by graduating from high school early to enroll at UNC and adjust to the linebacker position. Was a highly successful quarterback in high school, earning conference offensive player of the year honors and leading his team to the state playoffs. Characterized by those close to the North Carolina program as a team leader. Teams will question Sturdivant about his arrest in July 2010 for marijuana possession.

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/members/ratings/profile.php?pyid=71979
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Hmm. Guess my memory isn't as good as I thought it was. They say the mind is the second thing to go.
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Intangibles: Proved his work ethic by graduating from high school early to enroll at UNC and adjust to the linebacker position. Was a highly successful quarterback in high school, earning conference offensive player of the year honors and leading his team to the state playoffs. Characterized by those close to the North Carolina program as a team leader. Teams will question Sturdivant about his arrest in July 2010 for marijuana possession.

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/members/ratings/profile.php?pyid=71979


Hmm. Guess my memory isn't as good as I thought it was. They say the mind is the second thing to go.

Is sense of humor the first?
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bigschmadt00 wrote:
Is sense of humor the first?


I can't remember.
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Welp there's Pioli's answer for QBotF Cool
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I like this move more than that Hicks guy.


Now Now Now, Desy. I am sure you wanted McClain to during the draft a few years back.
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i remember when he came out of college he was a solid prospect. Worth a chance
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 9:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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i remember when he came out of college he was a solid prospect. Worth a chance


Yeah Sturdivant was known as a smart, instinctive, high effort linebacker for the Tarheels. Bruce Carter got alot more attention as a prospect because of his excellent range and athleticism, but I always thought Sturdivant was a solid developmental linebacker at the next level (admittedly not at Carter's level) - and certainly a solid special teamer prospect. Hopefully he can show enough this season to get a shot at sticking around awhile longer on special teams coverage.
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 01, 2012 5:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cardinals fan here.

I know many of us were happy to see him drafted and we had high hopes for him. He couldn't crack the lineup ahead of K State alum Reggie Walker and Stewart Bradley. The only chance we had to see him was some minimal time in preseason but we couldn't get a feel for him. I hope he works out for you, especially given the tragic loss that happened today.
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HiccupGuy wrote:
Rumless wrote:
I like this move more than that Hicks guy.


Now Now Now, Desy. I am sure you wanted McClain to during the draft a few years back.

I also wanted Joe Haden over Eric Berry. Wink
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HiccupGuy wrote:
Rumless wrote:
I like this move more than that Hicks guy.


Now Now Now, Desy. I am sure you wanted McClain to during the draft a few years back.

I also wanted Joe Haden over Eric Berry. Wink


I wanted Aaron Curry over T-Jax Wink
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