Quinn’s line preferences
We don’t want to spend too much time here but we first want to say what Quinn is not picky about. Quinn has no high expectation for bench press figures, as prospects have had as few as 17 and as high as 30 lifts of 225-pounds.
Likewise, there’s not much emphasis on the vertical jump as literally all combine participants met the minimum numbers of at least 23.5-inches to a more preferred 25-inches or better; these are a measure of upper body strength and explosion, respectively.
Speed is also not an overly desired attribute to be drafted or signed by Quinn. While a couple of players on the roster did do well in their sprint, most ran in the 5.2-seconds to 5.32 seconds range. Wiggins and Aboushi, mostly considered to be strictly guards, even ran as slow as a 5.48-second sprint.
Desired height and weight measurements don’t remove many draft candidates, either, where Quinn likes players over 6-foot-4 and within a few pounds of 310 pounds (304-320), regardless of position.
Which targets are more constraining? Arm length must be over 33-inches and this mark is surprisingly not as common as fans might think with so many linemen being huge guys. Twenty of 52 line participants did not meet this requirement.
Quinn likes linemen with longer arms and wingspans, as it gives them a bigger range of the space that they can control with their body length, combined with their height and weight range.
Looking at the numbers, they reflect Quinn’s high-floor, pragmatic, draft-from-Power-5 schools playbook. He doesn’t always go for big athleticism or players with tons of potential or upside.
Other marks to know, short shuttle times of 4.78 or less almost always are necessary, with exceptions at guard. Three-cone times of 7.92-seconds, and broad jump 8-feet, two-inches, are also requisite. In other words, in most physical performance terms, Quinn is not particular.
There are exceptions here and there depending upon the position that the player occupies. He wants solid, steady performers with games played against big competition. Those things can help guide our draft search, as well.