ST. LOUIS, MO - MAY 12: Brian Quick #83 of the St. Louis Rams participates in a drill during rookie mini camp at the ContinuityX Training Center on May 12, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images)
The St. Louis Rams continued their rookie "orientation" on Saturday. With no hitting happening during the on-field portion of the event, the field belonged the defensive backs and the wide receivers. The toast of the day once again was Brian Quick, the Rams' first of three 2nd-round draft picks. Fisher was pleased with what he saw from the big man they expect to be a big part of the offense this year.
"Brian (Quick) improved from yesterday to today," Fisher said. "He settled down a little bit."
The specifics of the depth chart have yet to be determined. Fisher made it sound like Quick will be sitting near the top when training camp finally rolls around in August.
"We expect him to play and be a big part of our offense," Fisher said. "We don't think about it any other way than that. That's why we drafted him, and we expect him to do it."
Since the draft, Fisher and GM Les Snead's high opinion of Quick has been no secret. He's been on their radar for a long time, and was even said to be something of a "1b" option when ranked next to the 1st-round receivers.
"It's a long time between now and the opener, so we feel like he's got a chance to continue to develop and become more comfortable with what we're doing," Fisher said. "We wouldn't have taken him at the spot where we took him were we not convinced that he was one of those guys that could learn fast and help us very early in the season."