2. Quentin Johnston, TCU
Johnston is a possible first-round pick, and he’s easy to match as a nice fit for the Lions. If you could cut a mold of an “X” receiver in this draft class, with the desired combination of size, speed, catch radius, etc. he could be it.
There are some concerns out there about Johnston’s hands, and his being a bit of a body catcher. He also has room to improve as a more refined route runner. His true ceiling as a touchdown scorer (just six last year) could be realized with an NFL-caliber quarterback throwing him the ball at the next level. TCU quarterback Max Duggan may get drafted in the late rounds, but it’s a bit of a stretch to call him “NFL-caliber.”
With a difference in skill set compared to other Lions wide receivers, Johnston was a fit before Jameson Williams was suspended for six games. He could be even more of a target now, at No. 18 overall unless he falls a lot.