THE ROAD TO THE DRAFT
Quan Sturdivant, ILB, North Carolina
6-foot-1, 241 pounds
Draft projection: Late second, early third.
Lowdown: Sturdivant is part of a thin pool of quality inside linebacker prospects. He started only seven games last season and was hindered by a hamstring injury. That’s likely a big reason the Bills had him in for a pre-draft visit. He made 32 starts for his career. Sturdivant has good lateral pursuit and tackling ability. He needs to gain more strength. He’s a former quarterback and safety in high school. He has good lateral pursuit and he’s pretty good in pass coverage. Is he good enough at shedding blocks to be effective inside in a 3-4 defense? He probably played at about 230 during the season. On the last play of his college career, he intercepted a pass on the final play of UNC's two-over time bowl-game win over Tennessee.