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Trey Quinn Is Ready To Be Anything But Irrelevant


Even though he was the last pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, new Washington Redskins wide receiver Trey Quinn wants to standout while in the NFL.

He may be known as this year's Mr. Irrelevant, but new Washington Redskins wide receiver Trey Quinn is anything but that.

With the 256th and final pick in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Redskins selected Quinn after a prolific season at SMU in 2017.

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In his lone year with the Mustangs, Quinn paced all receivers in the country in receptions per game (8.8) while logging 1,236 yards and 13 touchdowns.

"There's a big chip on my shoulder and you'll see it on me, but I'm excited," said Quinn of being Mr. Irrelevant, a nickname given to the final selection in the draft each year. "I'm excited to be a part of an organization, and after a long day, I'm kind of stressed out. I'm just excited to be a part of the 'Skins and go dominate a little bit."

The Lake Charles, La., native tallied six games with at least 100 receiving yards including a four-week stretch against Connecticut, Houston Cincinnati and Tulsa. Eight of his receiving touchdowns, meanwhile, came in the final six games of the season.

Prior to the 2017 campaign, Quinn began his collegiate career at LSU, where he appeared in 14 games over his freshman and sophomore years, registering a combined 22 receptions for 276 yards.

While Quinn may have been taken in the seventh round, the six-foot, 203 pounder said his work ethic will exceed his draft slot.

"I think I'm setting myself apart every day already," Quinn said. "So I already have a head start on that, but it's really, like I said, I'm about to walk around with an even bigger chip on my shoulder. I earned everything that I'm about to receive and if people don't want to give me the credit for things that I've done, I'll just have to keep on doing them."

Addressing the media just moments after Washington called Quinn to inform him he was becoming a member of the Redskins, head coach Jay Gruden said the SMU product is a "very exciting product."

"At SMU, he caught a lot of balls, did some punt return," Gruden said. "He's a great option route runner, great feel in zones, strong hands, good physical blocker, good after the catch."

Although he returned just five punts last year, Quinn is confident that he'll be able to line up deep if asked to do so.

"I think that kind of just comes natural," Quinn said. "I grew up playing center field for baseball, so tracking balls was just kind of a thing that came easy to me, so I'm excited to have the opportunity to show my talents on special teams as well – just anyway to make the team and not even just make the team but, you know, dominate once I get on the team.

"So like I said, I'm excited and I'm ready to compete."

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