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How Quentin Johnston Made a Strong Early Impression on Bolts

Buzz 06.20

Quentin Johnston has made a strong first impression right out of the gate.

The Chargers 2023 first-round pick just finished up first NFL offseason program and impressed early on by showing what he can do when the ball is thrown his way.

Just check out this toe-tap connection with quarterback Justin Herbert near the sideline.

Johnston has flashed it all early to bring plenty of excitement of what he can add to this Bolts offense. Veteran wide receivers Keenan Allen and Mike Williams both praised the play of the new Chargers offensive weapon so far, and Johnston was also highlighted by Herbert, too.

And he's also landed some praise from national outlets for his showing during the offseason program.

ESPN's Lindsay Thiry assessed Johnston’s performance up to this point and had some good things to say about the rookie wide receiver, pointing to some of his defensive teammate's praise about what he's been able to do thus far.

Thiry wrote:

Star safety Derwin James Jr. minced no words when describing Johnston. "He's that guy," James said. "Him being able to get open, him being able to have the confidence to be able to go through his drills and be able to -- every catch, he's finishing his runs." Throughout the offseason program, Johnston demonstrated an ability to make plays across the middle of the field and stretch a defense down the sideline.

The rookie wide receiver has shown some of the skillsets that made him a dominant receiver in college and will have another chance to do so with training camp on the horizon.

Johnston now prepares for his first NFL camp, where the competition will dial up a bit more when the pads come on. He will be one of the many players to watch as he continues to settle into the Bolts offense.

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