Quentin Johnston 2023 NFL Draft Scouting Report
- First Team All-Big-12 (2021)
- Lead TCU in yards and receptions in 2021
- Scheme tendencies: Spread / vertical stretch scheme
- 2022 projected role: A true X receiver
Pros: Quentin Johnston has surprising burst and acceleration for his size. When he gets off coverage, Johnston is able to use hush speed and stride length to quickly eat up defenders’ cushion—oftentimes he has the speed to get on top of them and stack them. Johnston also has the short-area quickness to excel at running short and intermediate routes. When he is running for short routes like slants, he is able to sell the outside release and then plant off of that foot and break inside to gain inside leverage so the quarterback can throw him the football. Johnston has a good blend of size and speed, and the short-area quickness just adds another element to his game that makes him a dangerous player on all levels of the football field.
Cons: Quentin Johnston is a tall receiver that has an upright posture that gives defenders a lot of contact area in press. When he gets close press coverage, Johnston struggles at times to get a clean release at the snap. Johnston can also improve his route-running. Because he is a taller receiver, he struggles occasionally to sink his hips in and out of breaks to run crisp routes. There are examples of him sinking his hips, I just believe that it takes more effort and consistency on his part in doing so. That is necessary so he can be a consistently high-level route-runner.
Quentin Johnston NFL Draft Scouting Report by Keith Sanchez