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Bleacher Nation NFL 2023 Mock Draft: Giants Add Another Weapon for Daniel Jones


The Bleacher Nation NFL 2023 Mock Draft will be a running mock draft that spans between now and round one of the NFL Draft. Each of the 31 picks (Miami forfeited their first-round pick due to tampering) will get a dedicated post. Here’s how it’ll work:

  • Every pick in the Mock Draft gets its own post. We will do one or two picks per day.
  • We will link back to previous posts with a running draft recap.
  • This feature will not include trades and will cover the first round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

The Giants are on the clock in the Bleacher Nation NFL Mock Draft …

The Pick Is In

WR Quentin Johnston — TCU

The Fit

The Giants gave Daniel Jones big money to be the franchise quarterback in New York this offseason, so they’ll need to provide him with the supporting cast that comes with that role. Isaiah Hodgins was solid last season. The Giants re-signed Darius Slayton, brought in Paris Campbell, and traded for Darren Waller.

That’s a good group at a very reasonable cost. But they’re missing a potential WR1. TCU’s Quentin Johnston can fit that bill and give Daniel Jones a dynamic downfield playmaker to work with in 2023.

Scouting Report

Quentin Johnston brings an excellent blend of speed, size, and strength to the table. Johnston was spectacular in 2022, with 60 catches for 1,069 yards and six touchdowns in 14 games to help lead TCU to the national championship game. He logged 115 catches for 2,190 yards and 14 touchdowns in 32 career games at TCU.

Johnston can start and stop with the best of them and can move with the football after the catch. He averaged 8.9 yards after the catch per reception in 2022, per PFF (11th), and he forced 19 missed tackles. 

Johnston’s biggest knock is his focus at the catch point and the use of his body in making catches. You can see plenty of examples of him using his body to make the catch rather than making it clean with his hands.

Final Thoughts: Johnston’s drop issues could make him a potential bust, but his rare blend of size, speed, and athleticism could make him the best wide receiver in the draft. I think he falls due to the consistency concerns but provides a team like the Giants immense value in the bottom third of the first round.

Bleacher Nation’s 2023 NFL Mock Draft

  1. Carolina Panthers (via CHI) — QB C.J. Stroud, Ohio State
  2. Houston Texans — QB Bryce Young, Alabama
  3. Arizona Cardinals — EDGE Will Anderson Jr., Alabama
  4. Indianapolis Colts — QB Anthony Richardson, Florida
  5. Seattle Seahawks (via DEN) — DT Jalen Carter, Georgia
  6. Detroit Lions (via LAR) — EDGE Tyree Wilson, Texas Tech
  7. Las Vegas Raiders — QB Will Levis, Kentucky
  8. Atlanta Falcons — EDGE Myles Murphy, Clemson
  9. Chicago Bears (via CAR) — CB Devon Witherspoon, Illinois
  10. Philadelphia Eagles (via NO) — DT Calijah Kancey, Pitt
  11. Tennessee Titans — T Paris Johnson Jr., Ohio State
  12. Houston Texans (via CLE) — WR Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Ohio State
  13. New York Jets — T Broderick Jones, Georgia
  14. New England Patriots — CB Christian Gonzalez, Oregon
  15. Green Bay Packers — TE Dalton Kincaid, Utah
  16. Washington Commanders — CB Deonte Banks, Maryland
  17. Pittsburgh Steelers — CB Joey Porter Jr., Penn State
  18. Detroit Lions — CB Kelee Ringo, Georgia
  19. Tampa Bay Buccaneers — S Brian Branch, Alabama
  20. Seattle Seahawks — EDGE Lukas Van Ness, Iowa
  21. Los Angeles Chargers — WR Jordan Addison, USC
  22. Baltimore Ravens — WR Zay Flowers, Boston College
  23. Minnesota Vikings — QB Hendon Hooker, Tennessee
  24. Jacksonville Jaguars — T/G Peter Skoronski, Northwestern
  25. New York Giants — WR Quentin Johnston, TCU
  26. Dallas Cowboys
  27. Buffalo Bills
  28. Cincinnati Bengals
  29. New Orleans Saints (via SF)
  30. Philadelphia Eagles
  31. Kansas City Chiefs

Author: Patrick K. Flowers

Patrick is the Lead NFL Writer at Bleacher Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @PatrickKFlowers.