2021 draft Quincy Roche goal
The Giants could target Miami’s Quincy Roche in the second round if they look for help at the top position.
Quincy Roche Facts
- EDGE, Miami
- 6 feet 3 inches, 243 pounds
- 2019 AAC Defensive Player of the Year (with Temple)
- First All-AAC team in 2019 (with Temple)
- Third All-ACC team in 2020 (with Miami)
- 2019 stats (12 games): 49 total tackles (36 solo), 19 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, five breakage passes (with Temple)
- 2020 stats (10 games): 45 total tackles (27 solo), 14.5 tackles for loss, 4.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, one pass break (with Miami)
How Quincy Roche would fit into the list of giants
Quincy Roche is apparently more of a sprinter, so Patrick Graham could use him in a number of different sets based on clashes alongside Lorenzo Carter, Oshane Ximines and free agent Ryan Anderson.
Roche isn’t as ready to be a star as his fellow Miami colleagues Gregory Rousseau and Jaelan Phillips, but Graham doesn’t need a passer in this draft – he already employs one at Leonard Williams. He just needs, like we’ve said time and time again, a guy who could fill a specific role.
Could Roche be that guy?
Check out other rooms in ESNY’s New York Giants movie theater by clicking here.
Notes on the Quincy Roche cinema
Roche and Miami lost in October 2020 to Clemson (EDGE # 2; four total tackles, three solo tackles)
Representing great power and speed in this game, Roche is able to reach the backfield and punch Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence to force the incompletion.
Roche doesn’t take a wide angle out of his stance here, and the lack of strength (in this case) leads him to get kicked out of the game.
Roche and Miami’s December 2020 victory over Duke (six total tackles, four solo tackles, three tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble, one fumble recovered)
Tenacity is on display here – Roche continues to fight through the block en route to a sack from quarterback Duke.
Roche quickly overtakes his game and forces the quarterback to knock over his target. Speed helps Roche get the job done – that kind of quality will do well in a league that seems to get faster and faster every year.
The same qualities mentioned above are also depicted in this clip.
Despite being the victim of a double team initially, Roche is still able to use his athletic ability and stature to reach out and place an arm on running back Duke for the tackle.
On his best play of that game, Roche’s strength helps him reach the backfield, and from there his quickness to reach the quarterback leads to the sack and a forced fumble.
And finally, Roche’s speed helps him reach the ball carrier for the tackle behind the line of scrimmage.
Since Roche seems more of a sprinter, he’s more apt to be an outside linebacker in a 3-4 pattern as opposed to a defensive end in a 4-3. Thankfully Patrick Graham runs a very situational, game-based defense, so whatever Roche’s strengths and weaknesses, the veteran defensive coordinator would find a place for him.
The Giants probably wouldn’t take Roche in the first round if they addressed this positional group so early. However, if they target a top player within a second, expect Roche to be a legitimate possibility at No.42 overall (if available).