Quentin Johnston
Quentin Johnston  WR  TCU | NFL Draft 2023 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Quentin Johnston
Home town
Temple, TX
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Quentin Johnston WR TCU | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Quentin Johnston WR TCU
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Overall Rank: #8 Position Rank: #2 (WR)
40 time: 4.40 seconds
Height: 6-4 Weight: 215
Date of Birth: 09/06/2001 Age: 21.2
Overall Rating: 90.5 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
QB Rating When targeted: 104.4
Short Receiving:
Intermediate Routes:
Deep Threat:
DRAFT PROJECTION: 1st - Top 10 Position rank: #2
College Games: 29 College Snaps: 1414
ESPN College Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating ESPN  Stars (84/100)
College Combine Results
OVR Rank: #63 Pos Rank: #7
College Combine Results
247 Sports Recruiting
Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars Model.PlayerDetailFlat._247_RecruitingStarRating Stars (96/100 )
Ovr Rank: #113 Pos Rank: #18
Draft Profile: Bio
Quentin Johnston from Temple High School was a top-100 recruit, he was the third-ranked receiver recruit from Texas (just behind Jaxon Smith-Njigba) and the second-highest recruit to sign with TCU in 2020 (behind running back Zach Evans).

In 2020 as a freshman Johnston saw action in 9 games for the Horned Frogs as he made 22 receptions for 487 yards for an average of 22.1 yards per reception, with 2 TDs, and a QB rating when targeted of 112.6.

As a sophomore in 2021 he played in 9 games and had 33 catches for 604 yards for an average of 18.3 yards per catch, with 6 TDs, and a QB rating when targeted of 100.7. He received an injury in the seventh game of the season but despite this still led TCU in receiving yards and touchdown catches. He was a 2021 First-Team All-Big 12 selection as a result.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • He’s a precise route runner, creating separation when used on quick outs and stop patterns in college. Johnston has good stop-start ability and lateral agility.
  • He’s excellent downfield, accelerating to top speed quickly and stacking on top of cornerbacks. He has excellent body control, contorting to make difficult catches and working well on back-shoulder throws.
  • Made Bruce Feldman's Freak's List - ranked #23. He wrote "Johnston, at 6-4, 210, is a remarkable athlete. He has vertical-jumped 42 inches and broad-jumped 11 feet. He’s clocked a 4.4 40 and back-squatted 575 pounds. Despite missing three games in 2021, he still made first-team All-Big 12. Johnston’s 33 catches went for 634 yards and six touchdowns."
  • Is a super athletic player who has elite speed combined with an impressive catch radius. Long arms with elite leaping ability
  • Could well have the best combination of speed, acceleration, and size of any wideout in the class
  • He also proved to be a force in catch-and-run situations. A violent runner who transitions upfield quickly after the catch, Johnston has the speed to pick up chunks of yardage once he’s broken the first tackle.
  • He accelerates quickly and possesses good straight-line speed. Johnston shows solid ball-tracking skills and body control downfield, able to adjust to the off-target throw.
  • Very good hands accepts the ball fluidly on most throws and is ready to make a play afterward. Makes catches in traffic, even going up over taller defenders with vertical and toughness.
  • A savvy, natural pass-catcher with reliable hands and very good focus. Snatches the ball out of the air and shows the concentration to make acrobatic catches look easy.
  • He’s equally dangerous in catch-and-run situations as he is taking the top off a defense
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Despite his size Johnston is not a dominating blocker and will need to develop his skills to become a complete pro player
  • Has only run a limited route tree at TCU - scouts will take notice of the extent he is given a chance to expand this in 2022
  • He’ll have to develop a better feel for sitting down against zone coverage.
  • Johnston isn’t as good as you expect given his athletic traits on contested catches.
  • He also had problems with focus drops when coming back to the action. Johnston has some issues against press coverage, sometimes spending too much time hand fighting at the line of scrimmage.
Scouting Report: Summary
Quentin Johnston has pretty much perfect measurables, standing 6-4 and weighing in at just over 210lbs with legit 4.4 speed. He is currently one of the top WR prospects in the 2023 class although thus far hasn't been as productive as you would have hoped given his athletic profile.

2022 will be massive for Johnston - it could go two possible ways: he could underwhelm and end up a third-round pick or put up a 1000yds and end up a first-round selection.
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