According to Michael Silver of Yahoo! sports, Rams head coach Jeff Fisher and a small cluster of his staff traveled covertly to Boone, North Carolina last Friday to get a look at Appalachian State wide receiver Brian Quick. After Quick’s very impressive half hour workout, the Rams knew they wanted him.
Ray Sherman, the receivers coach for the Rams, was reminded of a player he had coached during his tenure with the Dallas Cowboys a few years earlier. ”I see a lot of similarities to Terrell Owens,” said Sherman. ”The way the kid goes and gets the ball, the physicality, the desire… he has a chance to be special, no doubt.”
Like Quick, Owens wasn’t a marquee mock-draft superstar at the time he was drafted. And both Quick and Owens were talented basketball players in college. And neither receiver was drafted in the first round; Owens having been plucked in the third round in 1996 by the San Francisco 49ers, and Quick having been selected at the top of the second round on Friday by the Rams.
In any case, the Rams could definitely use a boost to their receiving corps, having finished a dismal 30th in the NFL in passing yards per game last season.