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2018 NFL Draft Profile: Trey Quinn, WR, SMU

The other half of SMU’s dynamic duo could be one of the great steals of the draft.

NCAA Football: Southern Methodist at Navy Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Trey Quinn, Wide Receiver, SMU

Height: 6’0’’

Weight: 212 lbs

40-yard Dash: 4.55 seconds

Vertical Jump: 33.5 inches

3-Cone Drill: 6.91 seconds

2017 stats: 114 receptions for 1236 yards, 10.8 average, longest catch of 77 yards, and 13 touchdowns

Grade: 5.2


Strengths

Trey Quinn was one of the most highly touted recruits coming out of high school. He was the 11th ranked wide receiver in the country with a 96 grade ranking from 247 Sports. He seemed to have the proper skill set to be the next great receiver in college football. After getting little playing time at LSU for a couple seasons, he decided to leave his home state and go to SMU. Through that tumultuous ride, Quinn was able to overcome adversity and become one of the greatest wide receivers in the country, from a production standpoint. His one season at SMU put him on the map leading to him forgo his senior season and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Another positive quality about Quinn is his leadership. Even though he wasn’t there for the longest amount of time, and his frame isn’t ideal for the NFL, he proved that he could be a reliable go-to option when primary option Courtland Sutton was covered..

As far as his combine results are concerned, he performed pretty well. While he did not stand out from his counterparts, he did not hinder his stock at all.

Weaknesses

He has two main weaknesses that will hinder his stock in the draft. The first is why it took him over two years to produce. Scouts will wonder why he wasn’t successful at LSU from the beginning. The other reason being his not staying in school for one year to prove that this year was not an anomaly. The fact that he experienced a great season suggests he was underutilized at LSU and he was always this good or that he had a fluke year and got good results based on teams dedicating their game plan to stop Courtland Sutton.

Prediction

Quinn might be a steal in the draft. He will most likely be a 4-6 round pick that could be the next exceptional slot receiver. He is projected as a 5th or 6th Round pick.