Falcons hosting another WR prospect on pre-draft visit

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After it was reported yesterday that the Falcons were hosting Ohio State’s Jaxon Smith-Njigba, a similar report surfaced. This time it is TCU’s Quentin Johnston that will visit Atlanta on a top 30 pre-draft visit, according to Ian Rapoport.

I believe JSN is the top receiver in this class, and I don’t think it’s particularly close. The former Buckeye was the best receiver on a loaded 2021 Ohio State team that sent two first-round pass catchers to the league. Garrett Wilson and Chris Olave were the two best first-year receivers in 2022, and JSN was better than both of them at Ohio State.

Granted, the Falcons’ preference for pass catchers doesn’t exactly align with Smith-Njigba’s profile — slight and finesse. He’s a route-running aficionado and possesses elite ball skills. Johnston is closer to Kyle Pitts and Drake London — a physical, big-bodied pass catcher that thrives after the catch. He averaged 17.8 yards per catch last season and forced 24 missed tackles on his receptions, tied for the fifth-most nationally. Those attributes certainly matchup with Atlanta’s past selections at the position.

Still, Johnston at 8th overall would be a bit rich for my blood. Top 30 visits never designate anything concrete, but they shouldn’t be totally disregarded. Landing a player like Quentin Jonhston later in the draft would be much more palatable.

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