Second Year — Brian Quick, WR
While Austin Pettis is sort of a “sleeper” to have a breakout season, I don’t think there’s any doubt about the second year receiver out of Appalachian State. I thought Brian Quick looked eerily similar to Brandon Marshall coming out of college, and he recently admitted to struggling with the playbook as a rookie, contributing to his poor season statistically.
With Quick, the Rams have a big, strong, athletic option on the outside that is primed for a breakout season. Tony Softli of ESPN St. Louis has been quoted as saying that Quick was “putting on a show” at Rams OTAs, and I definitely don’t think it would be a shock to see him bust out in 2013 as the Rams’ top receiver.
Rams fans and coaches have to be excited about their 2nd rounder from 2013, a player who was completely lost in 2012 and could see a big turnaround this year.