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NFL Draft Report

 
By Joe Buscaglia
 


WR Brian Quick, Appalachian State


Brian Quick, #8
Appalachian State
6'3", 222 lbs., 22 years old
Columbia, SC
2011: 71 receptions, 1096 yards, 11 TD
2010: 47 receptions, 844 yards, 9 TD
2009: 61 receptions, 982 yards, 4 TD
2008: 23 receptions, 496 yards, 7 TD


PROS
- Great size for the next level. Looks the part.
- Good speed and movement for a man his size. Smooth route running
- Can take a hit and hold on to the catch over the middle of the field.
- Downfield blocking is a strength of Quick. He does a fine job of sealing up a lane for a runner passing by.

CONS
- No real burst out of his cuts.
- Lapse in concentration on easy catches at times. Tends to double-clutch passes completed to him.
- Level of competition puts him behind the eight-ball for being drafted high.

Special Notes:
- Turns 23 in June
- Blocked one of the kicks in Appalachian State's famous win over Michigan in 2007. Set up their game-winning drive.
- Sat out most of 2007 with a back injury, redshirted.

Projection: 2nd to 3rd round
- While it's still an unknown as to how well he'll do against elite competition, there is enough of a buzz and things to work with for NFL scouts that will get them in a position to draft him. Teams are always looking for that next tall receiver prospect from a small school that transitions in to a great NFL player. It seems Quick is the toast of that thought process in 2012.

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