Notes: Legal name is Quintorris Lopez Jones. Parade and USA Today All-American who was named "Mr. Football" in the state of Alabama after he finished his prep career with 194 receptions for 3,287 yards (16.9-yard average) and 43 touchdowns. Also was honored as the state's Gatorade Track and Field Athlete of the Year. Made an immediate impact as a true freshman in '08 when he started all 14 games at the "X" receiver and produced 58-924-4 (15.9), setting Alabama's freshman receiving records in the process. In January '09, underwent surgeries to repair damage in his left shoulder and left wrist, then had hernia surgery in the spring. Recorded 43-596-4 (13.9) in 13 starts at the "X" receiver for the national champs. Led the Tide in receiving for a third consecutive season in '10, registering 78-1,133-7 (14.5) receiving with 8-135-2 (16.9) rushing and 5-129 (25.8) on kickoff returns in 13 starts at the "X' receiver. Broke his left hand against South Carolina and underwent surgery to insert a plate but didn't miss any games. Returned 12 punts in his career for 130 yards (10.8). Was diagnosed with a stress fracture in his left foot two days before the Combine but still performed. Had a pin inserted on March 5 that is expected to take 6-8 weeks to recover from.
Positives: Looks like he was chiseled to be an NFL receiver - has prototypical size with long arms and a defined musculature. Deceptive vertical speed and short-area burst (broad-jumped 11 feet, 3 inches at the Combine). Extremely competitive. Terrific football temperament. Very physically and mentally tough - plays with a chip on his shoulder and battles through pain, playing through injuries that very few would have. Powers off the line, can separate with speed and savvy and climb defensive backs. Very physical runner after the catch - drops his shoulder and brandishes a wicked stiff-arm. Does not go down without a fight and sometimes requires a herd of defenders to bring him down. Very good run strength and competitive playing speed - took a reverse for a 56-yard TD against Mississippi State and ran through and away from defenders. Competes for the ball in traffic and shows great concentration - excellent catching radius. Can take a lick and hold on to the ball. Has strong hands, can make one-handed snags (see San Jose State), attacks the ball in the air and routinely makes difficult catches look easy. Well-versed in a pro-style offense and ran an NFL route tree - understands how to read coverage, sift through zones and uncover. Aggressive, physical blocker - erases cornerbacks. Outstanding work ethic - takes great pride in his craft. Interviewed very well at the Combine - is a very grounded, mature, unselfish team player.
Negatives: A bit tight-hipped and straight-linish with noticeable body stiffness. Is not overly sudden off the line of scrimmage and struggles some trying to beat press coverage against big cornerbacks - see LSU vs. Patrick Peterson (although he was playing the second half of the season with a broken hand). Is not elusive in the open field, often slamming directly into contact. Has been injured every year in college and will have more difficulty staying healthy for the length of an NFL season given his aggressive style of play and overall tightness. Could get in and out of breaks more quickly. Inconsistent connecting as a blocker. Struggled with drops earlier in his career and has been contained vs. Florida the past two seasons and against Texas in the BCS championship game. Injury history needs to be evaluated.
Summary: A very physical West Coast receiver who showed he could dominate against the big boys from the time he stepped on campus and will walk into an NFL starting lineup from Day One and make an immediate, playmaking impact. Can hold down a No. 1 receiving job and become a premier, Pro Bowl-caliber NFL pass catcher if he can manage to stay healthy. Would be an excellent fit for the Redskins, Ravens or 49ers. Long-term durability is the only notable concern.