Brian Quick slides to No. 4 on Rams depth chart


In an effort to improve a passing game led by the first pick in the 2010 draft, the Rams have been loading up the depth chart at receiver every season since then.  This year, a first-round pick and a third-rounder were devoted to the position.  Last year, receivers arrived via rounds two and four.  In 2011, it was round three and round four.

For Brian Quick, the second-round pick in 2012, four is the operative number.  Per Jim Thomas of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, that’s precisely where Quick resides on the depth chart.

He’s trailing Chris Givens (round four last year), Austin Pettis (round three in 2011), and Tavon Austin (round one in 2013).

It also means that rookie Stedman Bailey, this year’s third-round choice, is No. 5 at best on the depth chart.  (Greg Salas, a fourth-rounder in 2011, is long gone.)

Regardless of where they currently reside in the pecking order, a cluster of five receivers taken in the last three drafts at round four or higher should set the stage for some stiff competition in training camp.

It also sets up an intriguing game of musical chairs for the sixth roster spot at receiver — if the Rams opt to carry six into the regular season.

8 responses to “Brian Quick slides to No. 4 on Rams depth chart

  1. this feels different quick at 4 and bailey at 5.?? sure beats 2 rookies a second year guy and 3 off the retread scrapheap!! we were picking up players that couldn’t play on teams worse then we were (that’s hard to do) I mean while we had the worst 5 year record I never felt like we were the 32nd best team maybe like 29th yet we tried to resurrect wr careers to no avail at least now we have football minds choosing players that fit a style and system and to those that are worried about quick or bailey don’t be they will all see time on the field the rams may rotate them like many teams do defensive lineman I expect all 5 to get over 400 yards and some many more than that of course and that’s not counting cook and kendricks

  2. I can’t believe I had the fool on my fantasy team for one week, he got me 3 points, what a stud! 3 points from a starting receiver that was outclassed by Amendola? What a great draft pick he turned out to be.

  3. I am in agreement, all the young receivers will get plenty of opportunities to play and make plays on the field. And we will find out this season who will finally be the replacements for the RAMS great WR’s Torry Holt and Issac Bruce. Time to start The Greatest Show on Turf 2.0

  4. ColtsWinColtsWin!! … first off… youre an idiot for drafting Quick in fantasy in the first place. It was well known he was going to need a year or more to be a starter, let alone be a fantasy option.

    Second, Amendola is a very good slot receiver… another dumb comment.

    Lastly, just cause he didnt produce his rookie year doesnt make him a bust… Vincent Jackson? yeah, 3 receptions for 59 yards as a rookie. Issac Bruce? 21 receptions as a rookie…

  5. To anybody really paying attention, this was a known, real possibility. It doesn’t mean he’s a bust. It just confirms what most people thought. He was extremely raw and needed (still needs) quite a bit of work. But let’s really think about what his current position on the depth chart tells us. He is behind Givens, Pettis and Austin. Austin will fill an entirely different role. So he is expected to be in the top three. Pettis is in his third year. Year three is frequently the break out year for wide receivers. And it’s not like Pettis doesn’t have any talent. I’ve thought for a long time that he could be a quality number 2 receiver on most teams. He’s just now catching his stride. Which isn’t abnormal at this point in his career. As for Givens; He showed he could be a huge asset as a rookie. With the conditioning and work he’s done in the offseason, it would be a shock for Quick to pass him up. And lastly, the person behind Quick on the depth chart should tell us something too. Stedman Bailey was a pretty polished player entering the draft. He just doesn’t have the upside of a 6-3, 220 pound receiver. But this should give us a clue that Quick has at least improved his route running, hands, and separation to the level of Bailey. Otherwise Bailey would be ahead. I think the Rams will take almost the same approach with the receivers as they will with the running backs. Play them all, keep them fresh and run defenses all over the place. But Brian Quick is just a little piece of the growing pains the Rams will just have to endure. It happens for almost every young player (some more than others). But when all of your players are young, expect some rough edges.

  6. Yeah the names are kinda unknown right now but think back to TGSOT. How many of those guys were household names, outside of St Louis? AzHakeem, Tory Holt, et al weren’t making any top 10 lists. Not sayin these guys are gonna lead us to the SB this year but I look for some big numbers and big games from this squad. And they most certainly can and should be very entertaining to watch.

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