NFL Draft’s Potential Patriots: Appalachian State WR Brian Quick
|03.27.12 at 3:58 pm ET|
WEEI.com will continue to offer daily insight and analysis regarding options that may be available to the Patriots when it comes to the 2012 NFL draft. Here is one is a series of profiles of players who could be on the board when it’s time for the Patriots to make a selection.
Position: Wide receiver
School: Appalachian State
Weight: 220 pounds
Achievements: 2011 FCS All-American (Coaches), 2010 second-team All-Southern Conference, 2010 Phil Steele second-team All-American
What he brings: A quick look at Quick’s career statistics prove the 22-year-old is a talented player. Quick is the Mountaineers’ all-time leader in touchdowns (31), receptions (202) and receiving yards (3,148). Those statistics are even more impressive considering Quick played just one year of high school football before arriving on campus. He was a basketball star in high school.
Quick is a well-rounded athlete with a strong work ethic and a promising learning curve, making him exactly the type of player that Bill Belichick likes to work with. He also shows plenty of promise. Although Quick is a small-school talent, he put up impressive numbers in his senior season, when he caught 71 passes for 1,096 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Where the Patriots could get him: Rounds 2-3
Notes: Quick needs some refining in terms of technique. He could take time to develop into a strong wide receiver at the next level and is a project. However, Quick ran a 4.48 and 4.53 40-yard dash at the combine, which helped raise his draft stock since most scouting reports on Quick claim he will struggle to stretch the field at the next level. Quick is tall and thin, drawing comparisons to Plaxico Burress when he was coming out of college. He excels at going up for the ball but needs to work on his sidestep and comeback routes.
Video: Here are some clips of Quick against Elon University on Nov. 19.