Mr. Irrelevant: WR Trey Quinn, SMU
The Redskins ended up with the final pick in the draft by virtue of a trade with the Los Angeles Rams. And with the pick, they took an intriguing receiver with upside.
Trey Quinn is going to be a slot receiver in the NFL, and he will have the ability to play a role in the team’s offense. Quinn offers some physicality and some quick-twitch movement that will afford him an opportunity to separate at the line of scrimmage. He led the FBS in receptions with 114 in 2017, and he was a highly productive player for sure.
There are some concerns about Quinn’s overall athletic ability and what he will be able to do downfield. Quinn might be better served as a short to intermediate target who grinds out tough yards. He’s not necessarily going to make a man miss often and he doesn’t have elite speed. That said, he has enough athletic ability to become a good slot contributor, so perhaps he can spell Jamison Crowder at times in 2018.
Quinn was a fine pickup with the final pick of the draft. He had a great deal of production in his final season, and it’s possible that he could have been a Round 5 pick. As it stands, the Redskins could benefit from having him on the roster, so he will get a positive mark.