Appalachian State’s Brian Quick jumped up draft boards going into the final weeks as a prime specimen, making strides based on his size (6’4″, 220), good combine numbers, high jumping, and solid hands. In his final season at the school, he posted 1096 yards and 11 touchdowns on 71 receptions. As a former basketball player who switched to football, his shortcoming appears to be his relative inexperience at the position and lack of talent that he faced at the Division I-A level. It is expected that in the NFL, with the right coaching, he could develop into a sure fire deep threat that could rarely be stopped. The pressure is on as the St. Louis Rams took Brian at the top of Round 2 in the 2012 draft. It is the highest a player from Appalachian State has been taken in any NFL draft.
It is expected and needed of Brian to contribute to the Rams as soon as possible, with quarterback Sam Bradford needing any targets he can get at wide out. He made his first touchdown grab- a one yarder against the Dolphins in week 6 of the season. Brian later started his first game in week 10, hauling in a 36 yard TD grab that was key in helping the Rams tie the 49ers 24-24. Quick finished the 2012 season with 11 receptions for 156 yards and 2 touchdowns.