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Robert Quinn Selected In First Round Of NFL Draft

North Carolina defensive end Robert Quinn was selected with the No. 14 overall pick by the St. Louis Rams in the 2011 NFL Draft Thursday evening. Quinn becomes Carolina's 19th overall first-round selection and the highest pick since defensive tackle Ryan Sims (No. 6) in 2002. (Tar Heel Blue)

Robert Quinn goes to St. Louis Rams with 14th pick in NFL Draft

Is it the right pick? To be blunt, it's a ridiculous steal, and every team in the NFC West just thought long and hard about their offensive tackle situation. Putting Chris Long and Robert Quinn alongside each other might just be illegal. (Yahoo! Sports)

Rams ready to put Robert Quinn back on field

The St. Louis Rams, stuck in the middle of the NFL draft for a change, have added pass rush help, taking North Carolina defensive end Robert Quinn with the 14th pick of the NFL draft on Thursday night. They're satisfied the mistake that kept Quinn off the field last year was out of character. (WRAL Sports Fan)

UNC's Robert Quinn taken 14th in NFL draft

In 2007, when he was a high school senior, doctors gave Robert Quinn a second chance at football after he was diagnosed with a benign brain tumor. Thursday night, after sitting out his junior season because he broke NCAA rules, North Carolina’s star defensive end was given a third chance to play the game he loves – by the St. Louis Rams. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Patriots should go rushing after Robert Quinn

To get Robert Quinn, the Patriots would have to trade into the top 10. It’s an expensive proposition with no rookie salary cap on the horizon, but a possibility. ESPN reported that the Patriots have shown an interest in moving up. A league source said the Patriots have spoken to the Browns about the sixth pick and Quinn would be the likely target. (Boston Globe)

The NFL Draft, Old North State style

Thanks in large part to the enormous NFL draft class at UNC, it's possible to put together a 22-man starting lineup of NFL draft prospects coming entirely from North Carolina schools. The Tar Heels are well represented with 11 players, but non-FBS schools like Appalachian State, N.C. Central, Gardner-Webb and St. Augustine's contribute as well. (Raleigh News & Observer)

Bruce Carter expected to be a high NFL pick

For four years at North Carolina, Bruce Carter demonstrated his brute strength, gritty work ethic and his electric speed. Carter, a Havelock graduate and former Tar Heel linebacker, will likely hear his name called early in this week’s NFL draft. The NFL draft begins with the first round tonight (8 p.m., NFL Network, ESPN). (Havelock News)

Bouncing back — again: Robert Quinn sheds NCAA baggage

Childhood pals Robert Quinn and A.J. Green became high school rivals, Quinn a play-ruining defensive end at Fort Dorchester and Green a game-changing wide receiver at Summerville. They were all-conference standouts at border state universities, North Carolina and Georgia, respectively. They likely will go within the first 10 picks of the 2011 NFL draft tonight. (Charleston Post & Courier)

Robert Quinn leads list of in-state NFL draft candidates

Robert Quinn can only guess where he'll be selected today in the first round of the NFL draft. But it's pretty clear that at some point the former North Carolina defensive end will join an elite group that includes Aaron Curry, Chris Johnson, Mario Williams and Philip Rivers, among others. (Fayetteville Observer)

Robert Quinn still commands respect from the NFL

Former North Carolina defensive end Robert Quinn missed the entire 2010 season after being declared permanently ineligible by the NCAA for accepting impermissible benefits. Yet when the NFL draft kicks off today (8 p.m., ESPN), the 6-5, 270-pounder likely will be one of the first 10 players to hear his name called. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC players impacted in Draft

This was going to be the year when Carolina put a special stamp on the draft, with several possible first-round selections and a string of other picks in the early rounds. When the draft begins on Thursday night at 8 pm, Robert Quinn’s name will almost assuredly be called at some point of the first round, but he could be the only Tar Heel taken among those opening-round selections. (Rivals.com)

NFL Draft Preview

With the 2011 NFL Draft scheduled to kick off on Thursday evening, Inside Carolina takes a look at the potential Tar Heel draft class that is expected to shatter the school single-season record of seven draft picks set back in 1998. (Inside Carolina)

Tar Heels Ready For NFL Draft

North Carolina has an opportunity this weekend to have more players selected in the NFL draft than in any other season in school history. The Tar Heels will almost certainly have one player - Robert Quinn - picked in the first round and could register double digits in overall selections by the time the draft concludes Saturday evening. (Tar Heel Blue)

Redskins’ draft prospects: Robert Quinn

The 6-foot-5, 268-pound Robert Quinn is considered the top pass rusher in the draft after Texas A&M’s Von Miller, despite the fact that he was suspended for all of last season for receiving travel benefits and jewelry from an agent. During his sophomore season, Quinn recorded 52 tackles, 11 sacks and 15 quarterback hurries. It’s believed that he would have been one of the top picks in the draft had he played last year. (Washington Post)

How the first-rounders projected in high school

Robert Quinn - The No. 4-ranked pass rusher in the Class of 2008 was a Signing Day decision between Auburn and North Carolina and was a major coup for Butch Davis to land as the new head coach of the Tar Heels. The biggest factor for his decision at the time was sharing a health scare with the staff. Quinn said he and Davis were "along the same terms" after both had cancer. (Missouri Sports Online)

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