Trey Quinn ready to play with chip on shoulder after going last in NFL draft

ASHBURN, Va. -- Trey Quinn attracted attention for the number of catches he made as a redshirt junior at SMU.

But it's where he was selected in the NFL draft that will get him celebrated.

Quinn was the last pick Saturday, becoming the 2018 "Mr. Irrelevant" after the Washington Redskins made him the 256th overall selection. It was the first time Washington selected the final player since Matt Elliott in 1992.

It wasn't the spot Quinn wanted to be drafted, but he'll now enjoy a trip to Disneyland, a custom Rolex watch and a trophy dubbed the Lowsman -- the opposite of the Heisman.

"There's a big chip on my shoulder, and you'll see it on me, but I'm excited," he said. "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."

Quinn certainly was prolific at SMU last fall.

After playing his first two years at LSU, starting a combined nine games, he transferred to SMU. After sitting out 2016, Quinn led FBS schools with 114 catches in '17. He also scored 13 touchdowns.

It will be a tough road for Quinn to earn a roster spot but not impossible. The Redskins do want more depth at receiver and wanted more competition. After their top three receivers -- Josh Doctson, Jamison Crowder and Paul Richardson -- the Redskins have question marks. Quinn can play inside or outside and also can return punts.

"Trey Quinn is a very exciting prospect," Redskins coach Jay Gruden said. "He caught a lot of balls, did some punt returns. He's a great option route runner, great feel in the zones. Strong hands. Good physical blocker. Good after the catch."