*4.55 40 time
* Picked by The Rams at #33 overall
Ok, so let’s start with the obvious question. Is Quick quick? Eh? He’s alright. He has “enough” speed, but don’t let the name fool you. Brian Quick came to us from D1-AA powerhouse Appalachian State University. He was on most people’s boards as a guy to watch, a sleeper so to speak. It was somewhat of surprise to see him drafted at #33 overall ahead of the likes of Alshon Jeffery, Mohamed Sanu, and Rueben Randle. The Rams have recently been quoted as saying they see a lot of Terrell Owens in Quick. Well assuming that wasn’t because he was lifting weights in his driveway, I can see why they said that, but only if they figure Quick will fill the role of the “possession” receiver at the next level. While Quick was able to gain separation versus inferior talent on deep routes in college, it will be MUCH harder for him at the NFL level. Quick has really nice hands, good leaping ability, and good strength after the catch. He is a big target at 6′ 4″ and uses his body well when blocking out defenders. All of these are nice possession receiver traits. He is still fairly raw only having played one year of highschool football before going to App State. He will need to improve his balance to help gain better separation and he will need to show us that he can continue to develop as a strong route runner. Quick played in the spread offense and has very limited “route diversity.” He should however be a nice big target for Bradford. I would expect Chris Givens to be more of the deep threat in that offense as he possesses more separation speed on deep routes. I am optimistic for Quick mainly because of the amazing development he has shown in a short period of time. Will the talent level jump be too much for him to handle, or will he develop more than most at the next level due to his limited experience playing the game? One thing I NEVER underestimate is a great football name…… and he’s definately got that.
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