This year I wrote the player rankings and evaluations for the USA Today 2012 NFL Draft magazine. It's on newsstands now and available online here. Leading up to the draft, I'll be reprinting some of my quick reports here.
Brian Quick, Appalachian State
Height: 6'3 1/2, Weight: 222 pounds
Strengths: Has the size to play outside in the NFL. Will be good at beating the jam, though he didn't see a lot of press coverage in college. Flashes decent hands but will drop some catchable passes. Maintains good balance running his routes. Just scratching the surface of his ability.
Weaknesses: There main area of concern for Quick is that he may struggle to separate from coverage in the NFL. Needs room to get up to speed. Isn’t especially quick in his movements. Will have to be taught a full NFL route tree. Still raw and only played one year of high school football.