Los Angeles Rams Wide Receiver Brian Quick has always had the potential, but it’s never really come together on a consistent basis. Drafted in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, Quick has only put up 935 yards in four total seasons.
While there have been flashes, Quick has never put it together on a consistent basis. The closest he came to that was a 322 yard four game stretch in 2014. Hardly consistent to say the least.
Despite being drafted in the 2016 and showing flashes here and there, the Rams have been desperate for a weapon on offense. In this year’s draft the Rams drafted Pharoh Cooper and Mike Thomas not to mention signing Duke Williams and Paul McRoberts as undrafted free agents. Four years in, it is now or never for Quick.
He can either prove that he is the number one or two receiver that the Rams drafted him to be, or he could find his way out of the city of Los Angeles before it even starts. The Rams actually have depth at the wide receiver position meaning that Quick will be fighting for a spot on the roster for really the first time in his career.
The Rams will most likely keep at the very least five wide receivers on the roster and at the very most they would keep six. The team has Kenny Britt and Tavon Austin who are locks to make the roster. That leaves three-four spots left at the wide receiver position.
You would also assume that fourth round pick Cooper is a lock to make the final 53-man roster leaving just two-three spots left at wide receiver.
At that point it will be a battle and one to keep a close eye on throughout training camp. At the wide receiver position will be Mike Thomas, Paul McRoberts, Stedman Bailey, Duke Williams, Bradley Marquez, J.J. Worton, Nelson Spruce, Marquez North, and Deon Long. That’s ten players fighting for, as mentioned above, two or three spots.
Quick will clearly be a favorite to make it out of training camp as he’s spent time with the offense, he’s a four year player with experience in the NFL. However, every year in training camp, there’s a late round guy or undrafted guy that comes to play and makes the roster.
The Rams have made it a point to improve at the skill positions and whether Mike Thomas, Duke Williams, Paul McRoberts, or Nelson Spruce surprise in camp, it could make the wide receiver battle interesting.
Quick may make the final roster in 2016, but there will certainly be plenty of competition.