The New York Giants landed the 2023 NFL Draft class’s best wide receiver in Mel Kiper’s updated mock draft. Kiper had Big Blue selecting Quentin Johnston out of TCU with the 25th overall pick in the first round. Johnston is a fast and physical outside receiver that would instantly elevate the Giants’ offense.
Giants take Quentin Johnston in Mel Kiper’s updated mock draft
The Giants are looking to bolster their receiving corps this offseason and TCU’s Quentin Johnston would be a big addition. Johnston put up 1,069 receiving yards and six touchdowns on 60 receptions in 2022. Mel Kiper has Johnston listed as the third-best wide receiver in this draft class, describing him as the exact prospect that the Giants need.
“Johnston is the big, fast and physical receiver they need,” Kiper said. “At 6-foot-4, he is tremendous after the catch, breaking tackles and running for long touchdowns. He understands how to use his frame to high-point the ball in the air. Jones has improved every season, but he has never had a player who can make contested catches like Johnston. Schoen should make this happen in April.”
In Kiper’s original mock draft last month, the Giants drafted a different wide receiver prospect. Kiper had Big Blue going with USC’s Jordan Addison prior to his revised mock draft being released on Tuesday.
Quentin Johnston is a freak athlete that might run a 40-yard dash time in under 4.4s at the upcoming 2023 NFL Scouting Combine. At 6-foot-4, 212 pounds, Johnston is unlike anything the Giants have in their offense. He is an explosive playmaker with elite speed and strength to outmatch opposing cornerbacks. The New York Giants would be fully solving their problems at wide receiver with the selection of Quentin Johnston.