With TCU in position for a spot in the College Football Playoff, all eyes are on TCU. On offense, Quentin Johnston, a 6’4 wide receiver, has been a stud playmaker, as we’ll highlight in this 2023 NFL Draft scouting report. Furthermore, we’ll predict a 40 time at the NFL Combine, a brief look at his injury history, a full scouting report, and finally, we’ll predict the NFL Draft future for TCU WR Quentin Johnston.
Quentin Johnston 40 Time
I have TCU WR Quentin Johnston poised to run a 40 time in the high 4.3 range, such as a 4.37 or 4.38. If this turns out to be the case, his 40 time would be a tenth above the league average. On game film, Johnston displays excellent acceleration off the line of scrimmage, and reaches his top gear rather quickly, along with relative ease.
Quentin Johnston Injury History
Earlier this season, Quentin Johnston suffered an ankle injury in the game against Texas Tech. He played through the injury the following week against Texas, but a reaggravation of the injury caused Johnston to miss the game against Iowa State. Quentin Johnston also missed three games in 2021 due to an undisclosed injury.
Quentin Johnston Scouting Report
- Awareness To Manipulate Coverage And Create Space Is Off The Charts
- Possesses A Large Catch Radius
- Has Ideal Size That NFL Evaluators Are Looking For
- Must Improve His Blocking Mechanics
- Adequate Target On Short And Intermediate Crossing Routes
- Would Like To See Him Use His Size To His Advantage Much More Frequently
Quentin Johnston is a three-year wide receiver for the TCU Horned Frogs. Measuring in at 6’4, he’s one of the bigger wide receivers eligible for the 2023 NFL Draft. TCU finished the regular season undefeated, putting Johnston in the spotlight. Possesses very good height and solid weight for the wide receiver position in the NFL. When compared to the league average, his predicted 40 time is good.
Displays good quickness and acceleration off the line of scrimmage. Has a very good football IQ to use his body to manipulate coverage and create space. Shows to have a very large catch radius. Possesses a very good ability to climb the ladder for balls that are away from his body. His ability to find open space in traffic and fight for extra yardage is good. Displays a very good ability to read the field quickly with the ball in his hands. Has a knack for knowing where the defender his when he comes down with the ball and can make the defender miss easily. Possesses good balance to remain upright through contact. Breaks in and out of his routes quite well. Doesn’t hear footsteps when catching the ball in traffic.
I’d like to see Johnston be more engaged on short and intermediate crossing routes over the middle of the field. Displays an adequate ability to showcase his explosiveness on designed runs behind the line of scrimmage. His blocking ability is marginal as he often fails to engage the defensive back to establish and maintain leverage. Has run a limited route tree for TCU, so he might struggle early on in his career as he adjusts.
Quentin Johnston NFL Draft Projection
In my opinion, Quentin Johnston is one of the top wide receivers in the 2023 NFL Draft. If he officially declares, I believe that he’s a top fifteen pick. He has elite size for the position, as well as traits that will translate quite easily to the NFL. However, he must improve his blocking technique, as well as shoring up some other inconsistencies.
The Jacksonville Jaguars and Green Bay Packers are two teams that make the most sense for him in the 2023 NFL Draft. However, with that being said, the Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, and Cincinnati Bengals could be dark horse teams as well.