The third best available wide receiver according to NFL.com, and the best available on ESPN, Quentin Johnston has the build that teams look for when selecting a wide receiver. His size and athleticism have him pretty high on some draft boards, and scouts may take note of a 40.5 inch vertical jump. He has some inconsistencies that can be fixed with the right receivers coach and a good veteran role model, including a limit to specific routes and catching through contact. An AFC area scout summarized it by saying, “He’s got some freak (athleticism) in him and will test great, but the hands are a concern for me.” He has what it takes to be a starter in the league, and continued improvement can take his game to the next level.
NFL.com Draft Grade: 6.40
NFL.com Overview: “Height-weight-speed prospect with the physical traits and upside that might have teams willing to overlook some of his inconsistencies on tape. Johnston is a long-striding vertical threat who can open up and separate when allowed to keep his feet moving in space. His elevation and catch radius create an expansive target area down the field, but his overall success rate on contested catches is way lower than it should be for a receiver of his size. Johnston needs a specific route tree, but will improve in that area at the next level…”