2018 Raiders Prospect Profile
Name: Trey Quinn
Height: 6 ft.
Weight: 201 pounds
Round Projection: 4-6
First, let us get the lazy analysis out of the way. People will equate Quinn to Edelman, Amendola or Cole Beasley based on his skin tone. That is wrongheaded and off. Now, the only aspect of his game that Quinn share with those mentioned is his hands. Quinn appears to naturally pluck the ball out of the air, over both shoulders without losing stride. In fact, Quinn will tread over the middle, solely focused on the ball instead of the defender. In addition, he will catch passes in traffic. At times during the 2017 season, Quinn looked to forget about the defense and honed in on the ball.
Quinn can beat a corner on a vertical route with pure speed. Unlike most receivers that see slot time, Quinn gets even and leaves the corner behind.
When Quinn releases from the line, he tricks the defender into guessing the wrong route. Due to slight shrugs or change of speed, Quinn can control the situation. Whatever route he runs, they are all precise and properly time.
Whether in the slot or the outside, Quinn displays ability in every pattern. On the slant, he will sell the out briefly before darting inside. Screens, option routes, and posts allowed Quinn to rack up video game numbers in Dallas. However, the most surprising route is the end zone fade. Quinn will drive the corner backward and suddenly veer backshoulder.
Although Seth Roberts remains on the books for another two seasons, the Raiders need an upgrade in the slot. Granted, Quinn does not possess the blocking acumen, but Oakland should not pay someone that much to block and run rounded routes. Roberts, for all of his grit stalled drives with drops and penalties. Not to mention, does the Gruden offense call for receivers to block as often? Quinn would give Derek Carr a vertical threat from the slot, as well as a third-down security blanket that could move the chains. While he may not fit Gruden’s love of bigger receivers, Quinn gives the Raiders versatility in the passing game with route flexibility.