4 NFC East draft moves that would spell disaster for Cowboys

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3. Giants grab Quentin Johnston at No. 25 overall

The Giants taking Johnston one pick before the Cowboys might be a blessing in disguise in the eyes of Johnston skeptics, but perhaps folks are overthinking his flaws?

In a vacuum, Johnston is a very good athlete (not great like some suspected). A 4.52 40-yard dash at 6-foot-3 is nothing to sneeze at, and the resume he put together at TCU speaks for itself. In his final year with the Horned Frogs, he logged 60 catches for 1,069 yards and six touchdowns. He was a finalist for the Biletnikoff award -- given to the country's top receiver -- and was the MVP of the CFP seminal.

Johnston's tape is inconsistent and his contested catch rate is low for a wideout of his size, but he's a project worth investing in. He could return WR2 value once he gets accustomed to the NFL's speed and exotic coverages, and that's a scary thought for a Giants offense that's on the rise after a breakout 2022.

New York is still rebuilding its receiver room, but Johnston would add more top-end speed alongside Parris Campbell, Wan'Dale Robinson and Darius Slayton. Don't forget they traded for Darren Waller, and feel like a safe bet to add a proven WR1 at some point in the near future.

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