Projected first-round WR can ‘see myself in blue’ with the NY Giants

Quentin Johnston, TCU. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images)
Quentin Johnston, TCU. (Photo by Richard Rodriguez/Getty Images) /

This may be the answer to the NY Giants WR1 problems for the future. As you’ve probably heard 1,000 times over the past six months or so, the G-Men need an overhaul of the wide receivers room and a star for the future is needed. Could that star end up being TCU wide receiver Quentin Johnston?

A lot of Big Blue fans are hoping that he’ll still be on the clock once the No. 25 overall pick arrives. Johnston is a 6-4, 215-pounder who can fly down the field and jump high into the sky for balls. He’d be a dream get for general manager Joe Schoen, who is interested in him.

Luckily for Schoen, the interest is there on the other side too. At the NFL Combine, Johnston said he has met with the Giants and he’s looking forward to speaking with them again soon. Not only that, but he added that he can see himself in an NY jersey.

Quentin Johnston would be a major get for the NY Giants late in the first round

Johnston had a smile on his face when talking about the Giants and plenty of NY supporters are showering him with love on social media. Imagine if Schoen is able to not only sign Daniel Jones to a multi-year deal – avoiding the major cap hit the tag would provide – but also bring him in a stud wideout like Johnston.

The offense would take a big step forward with that move alone. Plus, there’s hope that Saquon Barkley will either re-sign or return on the franchise tag in 2023 as well. Yes, Johnston alone isn’t going to fix the WR problems for New York, but he’s an incredible talent who is just oozing with potential.

Last season for the TCU, the playmaker posted 60 receptions for 1,069 yards and six touchdowns. There’s concern that Johnston might be off the board by the time it’s NY’s turn to send its pick in, but in his latest NFL Mock Draft, ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. has Johnston landing in East Rutherford. Come late April if that were to happen, it sure looks like Johnston would be thrilled with the news.