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Appalachian State (N.C.) - Mountaineers


Brian Quick

Brian Quick - #8 - WR

Height: 6-3 1/2
Weight: 220
Speed: 4.53
Arm: 34 1/4
Hand: 9 3/4
Wingspan: 80 7/8
Birthdate: 06/05/1989
Hometown: Columbia, SC
Grade: 5.67

PROSPECT MEASURABLES

Event Ht Wt Hand Arm Wing Wonderlic 40 yard BP BJ VJ 20s 60s 3 Cn
03/19/2012 Appalachian State Pro Day 6-3 3/8 215 9 1/2 33 1/4 80 5/8 4.56
02/29/2012 Combine 6-3 1/2 220 9 3/4 34 1/4 80 7/8 4.55 15 9'11" 34 4.23 7.11
01/23/2012 Senior Bowl 6-3 1/2 222 9 7/8 33 1/2 81 1/8
03/15/2011 Junior Pro Day 6-3 5/8 209 9 1/4 33 5/8 81 1/4 4.50

 

Notes:

Was a prep basketball standout in South Carolina and played only one season of football. Saw action in two games in 2007 before injuring his back and taking a medical redshirt. Returned to the field in ’08 to make 23 catches for 496 yards (21.6-yard average) and nine touchdowns in 13 games. Started all 14 games at “Y” receiver in ’09, recording 61-982-4 (16.1) in ’09. Posted a team-leading 47-844-9 (18.0) in 13 contests (11 starts) in ’10. Recorded 71-1,096-11 (15.4) in 12 starts in ’11 to become the school’s all-time leader in receptions (202), receiving yards (3,418) and touchdown catches (31). Team captain. Has three career fumbles.

Positives:

Sleek-bodied with a very fluid stride. Extremely athletic with excellent size and arm length. Plays big. Skies for the ball, plucks it outside his frame with ease and can make exceptional in-air adjustments to the ball. Unique hand-eye coordination and body control. Eats cushion quickly with long, deceptive strides and can separate vertically. Surprisingly quick in and out of breaks. Field-fast with good run balance after the catch — runs through contact. Regularly makes difficult, highlight-reel catches contorting his body in the air. Functional move blocker. Has gunner experience and has competed on special teams. 

Negatives:

Still relatively raw, learning the game and might take some time to figure out how to read coverages and what it means to work like a pro. Unrefined route runner. Might require time to grasp a playbook — can be wide-eyed and easily overloaded. Has not faced top competition. 

Summary:

Former hoops standout and high-jumper has had to endure four positional coaches in four years and would be best with simplified assignments, but possesses a unique combination of body length, hand-eye coordination, hand strength and leaping ability. Might need to be brought along slowly but clearly showed he could match up well against better competition at the Senior Bowl and can become a legitimate big-play receiver. Compares favorably to Bengals 2008 second-round pick Jerome Simpson.


Brian Quick's Draft Stock

PFW Grade Scale
GradeRound
7.01-9.00Top 10
6.01-7.001
6.001-2
5.61-5.992
5.602-3
5.41-5.593
5.403-4
5.31-5.394
5.304-5
5.21-5.295
5.205-6
5.16-5.196
5.156-7
5.11-5.147
5.107-PFA
4.75-5.09PFA
4.00-4.74FA

*PFW Grade indicates the value PFW assigned to prospects.

*Draft Projection indicates where players are more likely to be drafted and reflects the consensus opinion from the NFL scouting community.


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