The St. Louis Rams kicked off Round 2 of the 2012 NFL Draft by scratching their long-rumored wide receiver itch—they drafted Brian Quick (click through for a scouting report), giving Sam Bradford a big target who produced consistently in college with Appalachian State. Quick, listed at six-five, caught 71 balls for 1096 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2012.â†µ
The pick comes just a year after the Rams spent their third and fifth-round picks on wide receivers—Boise State's Austin Pettis, who caught 27 balls for 256 yards and struggled to find a role in his rookie season, and Greg Salas, who struggled early and was hurt just as he began to find his footing.
The Rams' wide receiver issue has become legendary already, after just two years with Sam Bradford. Last year's leading receiver was midseason acquisition Brandon Lloyd, who's gone; Steven Jackson was next on the list, with Brandon Gibson leading all other wide receivers with 36 receptions and 431 yards. Only Danario Alexander caught more than one touchdown.â†µ
It's bad out there, is what I'm saying. If Brian Quick was hoping to be a No. 1 receiver someday—well, it looks like he has his chance by default. The Rams have two more picks in the second round coming soon; follow our storystream for up-to-the-minute updates on what they do.