Quentin Johnston 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report

Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Quentin Johnston 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report

2023 NFL Draft

Quentin Johnston 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report

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Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Quentin Johnston / Wide Receiver / TCU / 6’4, 215

Strengths:

-Route running

-Size to battle for contested catches 

-Physicality 

-Catch radius

-Straight-line speed

-Downfield tracking ability 

-Ability to create after the catch


Weaknesses: 

-Limited route tree

-Has had some focus drops

-Timing is off at times against press man

 

Round Grade: Early First Round

Analysis: Quentin Johnston is arguably the most complete receiver in this draft class. It starts with his route running, where he is able to stack defenders and throw them off with his smooth stop-start ability. He changes his speed effectively in the middle of his routes to help in this area. Whether it is coming across the field in the intermediate area or downfield, Johnston uses his frame effectively to shield them away from the ball and come down with it in contested situations. His size also leads to him being able to haul in off-target throws with ease, even on the sideline, as he has the body control to stay in bounds. Johnston plays with a physical edge that allows him to gain yards after the catch by getting defenders off him and fights for those extra yards. He played with an extremely limited route tree at TCU, leading to more upside for a team to potentially unlock at the next level. Johnston has the skills, and with the impact he can make, should be the first receiver off the board.  

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