Brian Quick quickly went from zero to hero through the first four games of last season, where he averaged 7.75 targets, 5.25 receptions for 80 yards and .75 touchdowns per game, which put him on pace for a top-10 finish. But that didn't happen. In his next nine quarters, Quick saw a total of eight targets before a shoulder injury against Kansas City ended his season. His two down games came against the 49ers and Seahawks, and against the Seahawks, the Rams relied on the ground game and special teams as they pulled off the upset.
Quick made a turnaround in his third year, but unfortunately, we couldn't see how it would play out all season. His turnaround also came with Austin Davis as his quarterback, which takes some work. You may not believe Nick Foles is much better than Davis, but I can tell you that he is not any worse.
Quick is your prototypical wide receiver with great measurables who starts off his career poorly and is quickly set aside for shinier toys, but thankfully, we got a glimpse of his ability when seeing targets. This season should be no different as Quick will again be the No. 1 receiver in St. Louis.
I don't love that Quick's injury was to his shoulder, but I'm at least happy it wasn't to his legs. Quick's 4.5 speed is amazing for his 6-foot-3, 220-pound frame and makes it tough for smaller defensive backs to crowd him at the line. Of course, his team isn't going to pass all that much, but a No. 1 receiver with his kind of upside, who is also going as the 63rd wide receiver off the board, is very much worth a pick.