Todd McShay says Quentin Johnston is the only top 10 WR in 2023 draft class

On3 imageby:Dan Morrison01/20/23


The past few NFL Draft classes were full of elite talent at wide receiver. However, 2023 doesn’t have that same kind of depth. In fact, ESPN’s NFL Draft analyst Todd McShay thinks that TCU wide receiver Quentin Johnston is the only top 10 WR in the class.

During the First Draft podcast, Todd McShay explained his thought process.

“Listen, in this wide receiver class, there’s Quentin Johnston, who has all the measurables, six-four, pterodactyl long arms, 215lbs, twitchy after the catch,” Todd McShay said.

“He’s unique. If any receiver goes in the top 10, it’s gonna be Quentin Johnston out of TCU.”

This season, Quentin Johnston made himself a national name. He had 60 catches for 1,069 yards and six touchdowns. On top of that, as McShay said, he has every NFL measurable.

“After that, there’s a little bit of a dip,” McShay admitted.

Mel Kiper still believes in Jaxon Smith-Njigba

Mel Kiper, another draft analyst, actually disagrees with Todd McShay, arguing that Jaxon Smith-Njigba is one of the best players in the NFL Draft.

“It’s gonna be fun to see how this plays out because I still believe in Jaxon Smith-Njigba, I don’t think you hold a year where he had a hamstring and didn’t produce because of it, wasn’t even on the field to produce. So, the hamstring was there. End of the year, still bothering him, and you can’t risk that,” Kiper said.

“You think about Jaxson Smith-Njigba, the great year he had in 2021. What a year he had. I mean, he was awesome. This kid showed as a slot guy he could be phenomenal.”