There will only be three wide receivers in the NFL Draft in a couple of weeks, but that trio won’t include Quentin Johnston.
The TCU standout is expected to be a first-round pick, but he has yet to receive a league invite to the draft in Kansas City later this month.
Pundits believe Johnston will likely be a late pick in the top 31 picks (the Miami Dolphins had their first-round pick stripped). However, there’s certainly a chance that a first-round talent could drop later than expected on night one, or worse, round two.
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That was the case before with players like Ben Roethlisberger, Aaron Rodgers, Brady Quinn and Lamar Jackson. Those moments were certainly awkward on television, and the league wants to avoid that at all costs.
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According CBS Sports, the league believes Johnston will be drafted in the «20-28» range, but in the event he isn’t, the NFL opted not to risk having balls in its face. Some teams that could use receiver help with picks in that range include the Baltimore Ravens (22nd overall pick), Minnesota Vikings (23rd) and New York Giants (25th).
ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. The most recent prediction has Johnston going to the second round at No. 34 overall against the Arizona Cardinals, but of course, everyone has different opinions.
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Jordan Addison (USC), Zay Flowers (Boston College) and Jaxon Smith-Njigba (Ohio State) will be the three receivers present in Kansas City for the draft, which begins on April 27.