One of the fascinating things about studying the NFL Draft is learning about players you had never heard of from places you would not think of as hotbeds for NFL talent. That brings us to the subject of today's 2012 NFL Draft Prospect Profile, Appalachian State wide receiver Brian Quick.
Pro Football Weekly says:
"Long, lean, athletic former hoopster loaded with upside and raw physical ability, including tremendous ball skills, elevation and "above-the-rim" coordination. Return on investment depends on the extent to which he takes to NFL concepts and refines his talent."
"Exhibits natural athleticism, coordination and some burst as a route runner. Has some upside to his game, but reminds me some of a Ramses Barden type prospect. A big guy who can adjust, but is never going to separate much out of his breaks in the NFL."
"Quick has very uncommon size for the position and surprises scouts with his ability to run. The fact that he is a former basketball player and high jumper shows in his play. Despite his short time playing football, he understands how to run routes and get open. He will set up defenders at his level and snap off routes effectively to make a play with his strong hands. He can make the big play in traffic and also use his big frame to be a large target and make the play on the ball to finish jump balls and deep passes. While he hasn't had much experience at a high level of football, he has displayed enough of the size and athletic ability to make plays that all translate well to the next level."
Brian Quick Profile
School: Appalachian State
40 time: 4.55
2011 stats: 71 receptions, 2,001 yards, 15.4 yards per catch, 11 touchdowns