With the first pick in the second round, the St. Louis Rams have selected Brain Quick, WR, Appalachian St. The Rams finally added a new weapon for Sam Bradford and the offense.
This is a risky pick to make because Quick is a small school prospect, and those are always tough to judge. On the other hand there are some very successful WR from small schools like Jerry Rice, Terrell Owens, Marcus Colston and Randy Moss (if you consider Marshall to be a small school).
Quick played very well against his FCS opponents. He had 1096 yards at 15.1 per catch with 11 TDs his senior year.
He is a big, physical WR at 6’ 3" 22lbs, but he also has decent speed. He consistently made great, athletic catches for the Appalachian St. offense.
Much like Stephen Hill though, he played in an option-based offense, so his route running is raw, but finding rookies who are good route runners instantly is almost impossible.
The Rams choose Quick over Stephen Hill, Reuben Randle and Alshon Jeffery, which speaks to how highly they think of him.
Don’t be surprised if the Rams choose another receiver with their upcoming picks this round, as the WR corps is way more than one WR away from being completed.
Welcome the newest Ram, Brain Quick.