Brian Quick Scouting Report

Posted by Brad On January – 23 – 2012
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Brian Quick

Appalachian St.

Ht. 6-5 Wt. 222

Hands:  For a guy with limited time playing the sport he has soft hands and does a nice job of keeping the ball out of his chest.  He has a huge wingspan which equates to a giant catching radius.  His ability to high point the ball and out leap defenders.

Route Running:  Quick is a competent route runner but runs mostly vertically in Appalachian State’s offense.  His limited route tree in college may equate to a lot of time spent on learning NFL route systems through much of training camp.  New to the game, he doesn’t yet possess the football IQ to be effective against zone coverage and hasn’t developed instincts to find openings as he relies on his physical gifts to win matchups.

After the Catch:  Quick is a big target that doesn’t have top level agility or speed.  At Appalachian he was able to make people miss in the open field and generally was effective after the catch.  In the NFL he may struggle a little early on but has a big enough body that he could create tackling nightmares in the open field.  Despite not having great speed he gets open downfield with consistency and is a big play threat.    

Athleticism:  Quick played basketball most of his life and is still relatively new to the game.  He won’t blow anyone away with his straight line speed but you don’t see him getting caught from behind.  He’s an excellent leaper that should win in most all jump ball situations and should be an immediate redzone threat.

Bottom Line:  Brian Quick is a high risk/high reward type guy that will probably go early in the draft.  He has drawn comparisons to Brandon Marshall without all the off-the-field issues.  His combination of size, strength, and athletic ability should make him an interesting target for teams in need of a big receiver.  He’s a big play waiting to happen in the vertical passing game and if he figures out how to play the position, watch out. 

Draft Projection:  3

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