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Quincy Roche 2021 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Updated: Feb 24


By Kevin Sayer from the NFL Draft Punk Podcast.

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Quincy Roche NFL Draft Profile


Quincy Roche - Edge, Miami

Height - 6’3

Weight - 245lbs

Class - Redshirt Senior

Hometown - Owings Mills, Maryland


Biography


Quincy Roche attended NewTown High School and played defensive end and tight end. He was a 3-star recruit and chose Temple. Outside of Temple he was only recruited from Toledo, Monmouth, App State & Furman.


Contributed in the 2017 season as a Redshirt Freshman and recorded a sack on his debut. Had a productive first season leading the team with three forced fumbles, placed second in tackles for loss and third in sacks with seven.


As a redshirt sophomore his production elevated as he made his starting debut in the Owls second game against Buffalo. He made splash plays on special teams blocking kicks, and finished the season with four sacks and two forced fumbles


His junior year he showed up all over the stat sheet finishing with multiple defensive player of the week awards amassing 13 sacks, 19 Tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and a forced fumble. He was awarded the much coveted “Temple Tuff” single digit number halfway through the season and won AAC Defensive Player of the Year, entered the transfer portal for his senior season citing family reasons and getting another year of development before entering the Pros.


In his senior year with Miami, he played as the right end in Miami’s even front. In the regular season he gained 4.5 sacks and 14.5 tackles for loss with two forced fumbles and three fumble recoveries, he has accepted an invite to Reese’s Senior Bowl


Strengths


Has very good quick hands at the point of attack keeping his body clean when he’s in full stride, has shown skill in intercepting a blockers reach to divert or chop across his body. Has an excellent body feint cross chop inside step that he uses effectively and shows up regularly on film.


Whilst he doesn’t have an initial burst in his first step, he gets to top speed quickly and is able to penetrate gaps getting skinny between guard and tackle, or guard and center on stunts. His speed enables him to get to the edge and shows good athleticism to turn the corner on the tackle’s outside hip.


Throughout his career he’s shown ball production using his reach to locate the football forcing turnovers. Rarely has missed tackles, when he gets a running back in the backfield wrapped up, they tend to stay that way


Weaknesses


Doesn’t possess elite strength and plays undersized at the position, is listed at 245 lbs which is light for a 4-3 end. Whilst he does line up in 2- and 3-point stance he is rarely asked to drop in coverage so his projection as an outside linebacker is unknown.

Is consistently out fought in the run game and when a tackle gets their hands on him, he’s usually unable to disengage. He has a bull rush move but had more success with this at Temple than with Miami as he at times is pushed back in his stance. Has a very worrying lack of effort when chasing the ball carrier from the backside and jogs to the tackle point


Overview


The step up in competition has been a challenge for Roche with mixed results, he’s had splashy games and other games with little production. Against higher rated tackles he’s been out thought and seems to run out of answers on how to beat them consistently.


A well-placed hand has stopped his signature inside step pass rush move. His speed will be an asset at the next level as a third down rusher especially on stunts lined up inside however if he gets a lineman's hands on him, he’s usually nullified.


Receiving the single digit number is an honour at Temple and shows excellent character traits. The NFL always covets pass rushers with production however so will add good depth to an edge backroom.


Projection


Day 2 pick - Late 3rd Round.

Film Room


2020

Miami Vs Virginia Tech - https://youtu.be/G_upEBZUNpM

Miami Vs Clemson - https://youtu.be/Pzb8HG10WHg

Miami Vs Florida State - https://youtu.be/BtdYA4fVHeQ


2019

Temple Vs Maryland - https://youtu.be/Dv0KXHXxIjE

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