I’ve been critical of the people over at ESPN at times for their coverage, or lack thereof, of the Rams, but John Clayton has wisely decided to include of member of our team on his Top 10 list of breakout candidates of 2012. Quinn checked in at number 6 overall on the list after closing his 2011 rookie season with four sacks in the final eight games.
I didn’t expect Quinn to be on this list, but I couldn’t agree with the choice more. This guy is supremely talented, and after a year in the league and a full offseason I think he could e ready for a monster year. The addition of two massive bodies – Michael Brockers and Kendall Langford – in the middle of the line should help Quinn’s production, and Chris Long getting a surplus of attention on the other side will open more lanes as well
I know there were plenty of people who wanted to see more out of Quinn last season, but I expect him to more than live up to expectations this season. If Quinn is as good as I think he can be this season, the Rams are going to make life difficult for all of the opposing quarterbacks they will face.