Biography: Three-year starter who led Wake Forest with 101 tackles last season, also breaking up three passes. Junior totals included 71 tackles and one interception.
Positives: Hard-hitting defensive back who is best playing downhill. Quick up the field in run defense, squares into ballcarriers and wraps up when tackling. Aggressive in all aspects of the defense. Shows a quick burst to the action.
Negatives: Lacks a smooth and quick backpedal. Slow reacting to coverage assignments. Struggles getting outside the numbers to make plays.
Analysis: Quarles is a safety who is best defending the run and must play in a zone system or scheme which limits its sideline to sideline responsibilities.
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