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Cyhl Quarles, SS

School: Wake Forest  |  Conference: ACC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Tucker, GA
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 213 lbs.
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Combine Results
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---19 32 1/209'11"4.327.21
Workout Results
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Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Outstanding in the box, sound and solid tackler, relentless and thorough, sideline to sideline. Uses long arms to shed blockers and grab ball carriers. Has a long frame and covers a lot of ground in zone. WEAKNESSES: Has the traditional track star issue - built for straight line speed, doesn't turn well, high hipped. Does not appear to have good ball skills. Can be juked in open field. NFL Comparison: Chris Hope - Tennessee Titans --Brad Noel

Player Overview

Cyhl Quarles was ESPN's #19 OLB prospect out of high school in 2007, where he had 81 tackles as a senior. Quarles reportedly ran a 4.47 40 and a 10.68 100 meters for the track team. Quarles took over as Wake's starting strong safety in 2009, and has been delivering bit hits ever since. Stats were 62 tackles, 1 interception, and 1 pass defensed in 2009, 71/1/0 in 2010, and 101/0/3 in 2011. One truth from those stats is that Quarles got his hand on a thrown football only 6 times in 3 years, or about once every 6 games. Quarles mainly either lined up in the box or moved there as the play developed, and also participated in punt and kickoff coverage units. Quarles has extremely long arms attached to his slightly high hipped frame, and those arms help him shed blocks and grab and tackle those with the football. An extremely impressive tackler, Quarles is a bit stiff in the hips and doesn't turn exceptionally well. As an NFL Draft prospect, Quarles is clearly a traditional Strong Safety prospect, very good in run support, big hitter, large frame with long arms and straight line speed. He does not appear natural in pass defense and does not play the ball well. The only evidence of injury history is a concussion in 2009 that did not force Quarles to miss any games. Quarles is clearly a hard working prospect who gets a very high intangibles grade.
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09/23/2010 - Safety Cyhl Quarles led the Demon Deacons with eight tackles against Stanford, matching a career high in stops for the redshirt junior. He leads the team with 21 tackles this year.

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