Originally written August 19, 2012 on DraftAce:
The St. Louis Rams surprised many by taking Brian Quick in the early 2nd round. While Quick has the raw physical tools, most assumed the Rams would target a player with more NFL-ready skills. While former Rams great Torry Holt didn’t offer an opinion on the selection of Quick, he did analyze Quick’s early performance in Rams camp:
“He has to play to his size. That’s the biggest thing I saw … he’s not really playing to his size. Once he understands what type of strength that he has, and it’s OK to use that strength, I think we’ll start to see more production out of him.”
Holt’s assessment is consistent with what many scouts saw from Quick at Appalachian State. The skills are certainly there, but he needs time to develop. As a result, it’s probably not realistic to expect much from Quick in the 2012 season.
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