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Road to the Draft: Brian Quick

Brian Quick, WR, Appalachian State
6-foot-4, 220 pounds
Draft projection: Second or third round

Lowdown: There are a lot of big receivers in the draft, and Quick has a little bit better speed than a bunch of them. He was timed in 4.50 seconds in the 40-yard dash. That still doesn’t make him a pure deep threat, but he has a lot of strengths, which could entice the Buffalo Bills if he's available in the third round. In four years at Appalachian State, he caught 202 passes for 3,418 yards and a 16.9-yard average. As a senior, he had 71 catches for 1,096 yards and 11 TDs. Coming from a smaller program, he’s still raw. Quick focused on basketball in high school and didn’t play football until his senior year, which is why he was lightly recruited. While he did not catch a pass in the Mountaineers' epic win at Michigan in 2007, he made a key play, blocking a field goal late in the fourth quarter to set up Appalachian’s game-winning drive.

Said ESPN’s Mel Kiper: “A guy I really like is Brian Quick of Appalachian State in the second or third round. Big receiver, athletic, a hurdler, a basketball player in high school up to his senior year. He had a great game against Virginia Tech this year.”

Said ESPN’s Todd McShay: “Quick did not have a great week at the Senior Bowl, but he is so talented. I think he had 202 catches at Appalachian State and almost 17 yards per catch. The guy is just a playmaker, and he’s very athletic for a big guy. There’s so many things he can do if coached properly.”

---Mark Gaughan

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