Some have called the St. Louis Rams' first wide receiver of the 2012 NFL Draft, Brian Quick, a bit of a reach—but according to the National Football Post's Dan Pompei the Rams made it up by taking "second round talent" Chris Givens with the No. 96 overall pick.
That's the good news. Here's the bad news: He says Givens fell because of potential off-the-field problems—they already took Janoris Jenkins, so this probably wasn't an issue—and, you guessed it, "concerns about his knees." Maybe Danario Alexander can refer him to a good physical therapist.
With Quick and Givens—however you rate them—the Rams have made their second attempt in as many years to revamp their wide receiving corps. Let's hope this one works out better than last year, when they drafted Austin Pettis and Greg Salas.
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- On the other hand, Todd McShay gave the Brian Quick pick a high grade.
- Here's a complete look at the St. Louis Rams' 2012 NFL Draft results, with links to all our draft coverage.
- Meanwhile, the 2013 NFL Mock Draft season has already begun.