Brian Quick was the first pick in the second round (No. 33 overall), and as soon as the Rams picked him, a lot of people had the same reaction.
Quick played at Appalachian State, not exactly an incubator for NFL Draft prospects. Don't let the small school rep fool you though, Brian Quick is a big time prospect.
At 6'4, 220 pounds, Quick is like a power forward playing wide receiver. He is fast (4.5 in the 40), and he should provide an excellent target in the red zone.
So far at training camp, Quick is drawing rave reviews. Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network spent a day with the Rams at rookie minicamp, and he had this to say about Quick:
Quick is tall. Not breaking news. But it’s true. The Appalachian State product is listed at 6-foot-3, but he looks bigger. And at 220, he’s quite the beast. I knew the Rams loved him, even though most of us were shocked by the pick. I just wasn’t sure why. That’s becoming clearer. First of all, QB Sam Bradford is tall, and Quick is tall. That is a high-wire connection in the making. Anyway, Quick moves like a small guy, and he really can catch it. I didn’t see him drop one all day. He gets in an out of his breaks well, he’s nimble and he looks like a good athlete. Very solid."
In addition, Nick Wagoner of stlouisrams.com watched the Rams in action at minicamp, and this is what he said:
"WR Brian Quick looked smooth and much more polished than expected. Not saying he’s anywhere near a finished product but he ran good routes and he’s plenty fast enough to become a big time play maker."
Wagoner also pointed out how much faster the Rams are going to be this season with players like Quick, Janoris Jenkins, Isaiah Pead, and Chris Givens.
It's still early, but right now, there is a lot of optimism for Rams' fans, and that is a good thing.