NFL.com writer Ian Rapoport spent the day in St. Louis said the Rams are "insanely excited" about WR Brian Quick. Here's more: "Quick is tall. Not breaking news. But it’s true. The Appalachian State product is listed at 6-foot-3, but he looks bigger. And at 220, he’s quite the beast. I knew the Rams loved him, even though most of us were shocked by the pick. I just wasn’t sure why. That’s becoming clearer. First of all, QB Sam Bradford is tall, and Quick is tall. That is a high-wire connection in the making. Anyway, Quick moves like a small guy, and he really can catch it. I didn’t see him drop one all day. He gets in an out of his breaks well, he’s nimble and he looks like a good athlete. Very solid."
Positive reports about rookies at this time of year are a dime a dozen, but this isn't coming from a beat writer -- Rapoport is a national writer so perhaps his opinion is a bit more objective. One thing's for sure -- Quick has a tremendous opportunity for targets in the Rams' weak WR corps and will surprise if he can pick up the NFL game quickly. Having played at Appalachian St., he'll have to make a big adjustment to the speed of the NFL.