About Quin Blanding
Blanding grew up as a part of a football family. His father, Kevin Blanding, was a star at Glenville State and played under Rich Rodriguez during his time there. That said, the younger Blanding has turned into an even better player than his father.
Quin Blanding was a five-star recruit coming out of high school, and he was one of the best players in the country. Colleges loved his tackling ability and that gave him a chance to make an impact at Virginia. He ended up choosing the Cavaliers as his program, and he became a star there.
In four years as a starter with Virginia, Blanding was a huge impact player. He recorded a ridiculous 492 tackles during his four years, and never had a season in which he logged less than 115 tackles. He was able to help the Cavaliers field a stout stop unit, and that allowed his teams to have success.
That said, Blanding was still successful enough in coverage to be a well-rounded player. He logged 10 interceptions during his time in Virginia and that gave the team a huge boost.
Because of the stats alone, many were surprised that Blanding fell into the ranks of the undrafted. And on the surface, that makes sense. But, a deeper dive into the tape reveals that Blanding did go undrafted for a reason, even if it isn’t one that should cause major concern.