Trey Quinn

SMU
WR

Prospect Info

College
SMU
Hometown
Class
Lake Charles, LA
Junior
Height
Weight
Arms
6' 0"
203 lbs
30 3/4”
Hands
10 1/8”

Prospect Grade

5.25
NFL Backup or Special Teams Potential
How We Grade

2018 Draft Results

Drafted by
Washington
Redskins
Round 7 ‧ Pick 38
40 Yard Dash
4.55
Seconds
 
Bench Press
17
Reps
 
Vertical Jump
33.5
INCHES
 
Broad Jump
116.0
INCHES
 
3 Cone Drill
6.91
Seconds
 
20 Yd Shuttle
4.19
Seconds
 
60 Yd Shuttle
11.4
Seconds
 
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Quinn was an exceptional high school receiver, catching a state-record 357 passes for a national-best 6,566 and 70 touchdowns during his All-American career at Barbe High in Louisiana. He was also a very good baseball player and a two-time state finalist in the 100-meter dash. Not surprisingly, he signed with LSU, and started seven of 13 games played for the Tigers in 2014 (17 catches, 193 receiving yards; two rushes, 11 yards). Quinn started two of 12 games in 2015, but only caught five passes for 83 yards in the pass-reluctant LSU offense. Having enough of the low impact he was allowed to have in Baton Rouge, Quinn transferred to play in SMU's more wide-open offense. After redshirting the 2016 season, he starred with the Mustangs as a junior, garnering first-team All-American Athletic Conference honors by leading the nation with 114 receptions, gaining 1,236 yards and scoring 13 times. Quinn threw a no-hitter in the opening round of the 2008 Little League World Series for South Lake Charles, who nearly represented the U.S. in the finals. His grandfather is Bob Keasler, who was the head football coach at McNeese State and Louisiana-Monroe.
By Lance Zierlein
NFL Analyst
Draft Projection
Rounds 5-6
NFL Comparison
Adam Humphries
Overview
Quinn's strengths and weaknesses are cliched for the position, but there is definitely talent behind the lack of explosive traits. Quinn has experience playing outside and from the slot, but will need to move inside where his strengths can be best utilized. Quinn has good ball skills and can create small catch windows for himself through route savvy and positioning, but he has athletic limitations that make team fit and quarterback fit a necessity.
Strengths
  • Good size and strength for the slot
  • Consistent play speed throughout snap
  • Routes are well-conceived and execution is expert
  • Good acceleration into turns for improved initial throwing window
  • Footwork is efficient in and out of breaks creating sharp angles to elude coverage
  • Handled heavy target load (35 percent) this season as quarterback's safety blanket
  • Good late work to find a workable catch window against tight coverage
  • Natural, welcoming hands
  • Drops were rare
  • Desired focus to catch over the middle
  • Zone beater
Weaknesses
  • One-year wonder
  • Never had 200 yards receiving before this season
  • Faced soft cornerback competition in conference
  • Below average speed to separate down the field
  • No second gear
  • Below average leaper who is not equipped for desired 50/50 win rate
  • Likely slot-only option
  • Foot quickness is very average
  • Effectiveness may drop significantly once his release faces a heady challenge
  • Nothing special after the catch
Sources Tell Us

"Give him choice routes to work with and he will set them up and knock them down all day. He's not going to be a good tester, but he's built like a running back and has better strength than most slots." - NFC College Scouting Director

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GRADE
9.00-10
Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99
Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99
Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49
Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99
Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49
Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99
Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49
NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19
Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00
50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99
Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74
Chance to be in an NFL training camp
NO GRADE
Likely needs time in developmental league