7th Round Selection - LB Quincy Monk

With their compensary pick on the 7th round, the Giants selected LB Quincy Monk from North Carolina. Monk is tough and aggressive, but will have to excel at special teams to make the team. Has poor speed (5.03) for his position, but plays faster than his time indicates.

Position: Linebacker
College: North Carolina
Height: 6-3
Weight: 250
Speed: 4.85
Hometown: Jacksonville, N.C.

Information from ESPN's Profile:

Notes:Redshirted in 1997 and saw limited action in '98. Played in every game and started five times in '99. Started the last nine games in 2000 after Merceda Perry was injured. Team's leading tackler in '01. Had four stops in '98; 42 tackles, including three for loss and two sacks in '99; 76 tackles, including six for loss and two sacks in 2000, when he also broke up one pass; and 125 tackles, eight passes broken up and the first two interceptions of his career in '01.

Positives: Well-built and looks the part. Tough and aggressive. Productive in the box. Has above-average-to-good instincts. Improves every year. Plays a little quicker than he times.

Negatives: Is not that mobile or flexible. Has a hard time changing directions and flipping his hips. Will struggle in pass coverage. Does not shed blocks that quickly or well. Is not a superinstinctive player and, at times, hesitates before he reacts.

Summary: Will have to really stand out on special teams to make it on the next level. Better football player than athlete.


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