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Rams surprise with Brian Quick at 33rd overall pick

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Indications throughout Friday were that the St. Louis Rams would select a wide receiver with the 33rd pick in the draft. LSU’s Rueben Randle, Georgia Tech’s Stephen Hill, and South Carolina’s Alshon Jeffery were the big-name guys remaining after the draft’s first day. But St. Louis drafted small-schooler Brian Quick at No. 33.

Appalachian State’s all-time leader in receptions (202), receiving yards (3,418), and touchdown catches (31), Quick is a long-armed former basketball player who generated surprisingly little buzz in draftnik circles. He was considered to have had a poor Senior Bowl and didn’t play in the SEC or Big 12.

Quick was among the Rams’ pre-draft visitors, however, and he had first-round grades from several NFL area scouts. In St. Louis, Quick will be tasked with helping to turn around a receiver corps that has been among the league’s worst since the days of Isaac Bruce and Torry Holt.

It’s a lot to ask of the largely unheralded prospect, but Quick possesses ideal size (6-foot-4, 220) and downfield playmaking ability, averaging 16.9 yards per catch in his college career. Quick has drawn some comparisons to another small-school product, Saints receiver Marques Colston.

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14 Responses to “Rams surprise with Brian Quick at 33rd overall pick”
  1. gwylie1 says: Apr 27, 2012 7:11 PM

    Guess that Randle Hill and Jeffrey were overvalued

  2. onderin says: Apr 27, 2012 7:14 PM

    That was a rather quick write up there…Mr. Silva.

  3. kingpel says: Apr 27, 2012 7:16 PM

    Appalachian State, Boise State, Hawaii. Rams dont like receivers from big schools I’m guessing.

    Hopefully he pans out.

  4. ralzdmann says: Apr 27, 2012 7:17 PM

    Odd. I thought he’d still be there later in the round to pick him up

  5. phillyphever says: Apr 27, 2012 7:28 PM

    Donnie Avery anyone? Bust waiting to happen.

  6. iambhooper says: Apr 27, 2012 7:31 PM

    I’ve watched this guy play out most of his college career, and I can promise you with the right coaching, he will be a big play guy. Early in his career, he had Armanti Edwards throwing balls his way, he put up outstanding numbers. However he will need to soften his hands some, to avoid the drop’s.

  7. sixburghrules says: Apr 27, 2012 7:33 PM

    Stupid move! Would have been available in the later rounds

  8. northshorejag says: Apr 27, 2012 8:36 PM

    He knows Jax wanted him.

  9. emperorzero says: Apr 27, 2012 8:42 PM

    What a horrible pick. You have four solid wide receivers to choose from – why not trade the pick?

  10. mtheparrothead says: Apr 27, 2012 8:47 PM

    Isn’t being the number #1 receiver at Applachian St kind of like being the fastest kid at the special olympics?

  11. originalsteelcurtain says: Apr 27, 2012 9:24 PM

    I know the Blackmon thing stung, but trade-away from Michael Floyd…take a player at #33 that would have been there much later…what-up Saint Lou?

    …drafting like the Seahawks!

  12. miserynmossouri says: Apr 27, 2012 11:05 PM

    No wonder the rams drafting another nobody… Move to LA

  13. laxcoach37 says: Apr 28, 2012 1:36 AM

    If this kid was not a FBS player he would easily be better than Blackmon in Grading. I am a Collegec Coach and this player will be a huge success. I had him as No .2 at WR. Most of you are just repeating crap you read from another unvalidated source. Briam Quick had a major record setting career on a Team that won National Championships (3 times). Get off your couch, play the game, if not atvthe very least learn how to grade a player. Big, fast break, can separate, on Turf, hands like glue, can block… wish he was going to my Fins. Nice pick Rams.! Bradford has to be happy! Do yourselves a favor stop drooling over Mayock and Kiper.. They are wrong more than half the time! Seriously, they are “characters” created by network media and know nothing more than the average NFL Scout.

  14. istallion says: Apr 28, 2012 9:35 AM

    Glad Randle was passed on so my Giants could land him.

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