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2011 NFL Mock Draft, SBNBA Version: 11. Houston Texans - Robert Quinn, North Carolina Tar Heels

11. Houston Texans - Robert Quinn, North Carolina Tar Heels

Robert Quinn might be the best outside linebacker in this draft class. He might be better than Von Miller of Texas A&M, and as such, he's a steal at the eleventh pick. The Texans have a few needs to address, but conveniently enough, need and BPA (best player available) converge here at eleven and Quinn is most definitely the pick in this scenario. The only player to consider a possibility over Quinn in this situation is Cameron Jordan. But this pick is the right one to make.

He's got elite speed, and an inhuman burst off the line. Quinn will come in and immediately be the best pass-rusher on the team, though he'll have to work on making his mark in coverage and things of that nature in Wade Phillips' 3-4 defense. His receptiveness and ability to be coached is great, and he can only improve when he gets to the pro level.

The biggest knock is the fact that he didn't even play this past year due to some craziness with the NCAA that I won't even go over due to its absurdity. I would argue that had he played, he'd be a top five pick, over Von Miller. Quinn is just that talented, and the Texans really have no other way to go here, and that's not a bad thing at all.