Exam Code: NBRC Practice exam 2023 by Killexams.com team NBRC The National Board for Respiratory Care The RRT credential is nationally recognized as the “standard of excellence” for respiratory care professionals.
The examinations for the RRT credential objectively and uniformly measure essential knowledge, skills and abilities required of advanced respiratory therapists. The NBRC evaluates the competency of respiratory therapists and ensures that graduates of accredited respiratory care education programs have every opportunity to earn the RRT credential. It is in high demand nationwide, and we work diligently to help to fill the shortage of qualified respiratory therapists in the field.
The first examination for earning the RRT is the Therapist Multiple-Choice (TMC) Examination (prior to January 2015, it was known as the Written Registry Examination). The TMC Examination evaluates the abilities required of respiratory therapists at entry into practice and determines eligibility for the Clinical Simulation Examination (CSE). The CRT and/or RRT credentials are used as the basis for the licensure in all 49 states that regulate the practice of respiratory care.
General exam Info: Tools for Candidates
These additional tools are available at no cost to help you prepare for the examination:
Candidate Handbook: Information, applications and other forms for all NBRC credentialing examinations
TMC practice examination and CSE practice examination. Online simulations of the real examination experiences are available using identical software. ATTENTION – By accessing this examination, you agree not to reproduce, distribute, disclose, offer for sale, or sell any portion of these copyrighted National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc. materials in any format. Failure to comply with these terms may result in disciplinary action by the National Board for Respiratory Care, Inc. including loss of your credential, losing your ability to retake an examination, and/or legal action related to copyright infringement. To access the practice exams and your results:
Log in with your email address – this is the email address where your results will be sent.
Use the mouse to select your responses and to proceed through the examination.
To obtain your results, you must take the entire examination in one sitting. Your results will not be saved if you exit the examination.
When you have completed the examination, click Finish and Display. Your results will be displayed on the screen and emailed to the address you provided at login.
If you need assistance using the examination software, click on the Help button in the lower portion of the screen once you begin the examination.
To take the online practice exams, you will need a compatible internet browser such as the current version of Internet Explorer, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari. Other browsers may or may not work. Cookies and scripting must be enabled and pop-up blocking must be disabled. The National Board for Respiratory Care Medical Respiratory mock Killexams : Medical Respiratory mock - BingNews
Search resultsKillexams : Medical Respiratory mock - BingNews
https://killexams.com/exam_list/MedicalKillexams : ChatGPT Passes US Medical Licensing exam Without Clinician InputNo result found, try new keyword!February 14, 2023 - Researchers from Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and AnsibleHealth, a technology-enabled medical practice providing care to medically complex chronic respiratory disease ...Mon, 13 Feb 2023 23:30:00 -0600en-UStext/htmlhttps://healthitanalytics.com/news/chatgpt-passes-us-medical-licensing-exam-without-clinician-inputKillexams : What is mock trial?
When my friends, family and teachers began asking me “what is mock trial,” I consistently struggled to find the right answer. My standard five word response, “It’s like a fake trial,” didn’t quite seem to cover it.
On a surface level, mock trial is a unique opportunity for high schoolers to get engaged with the legal world. For me, it was the perfect chance to explore a field I had been interested in since childhood.
Every year, our team spent months exploring the 90-page case packets, picking apart witness statements and evidentiary rules down to small semantic differences. During hundreds of hours of practice, those packets became the elements of a real trial: direct and cross examinations, pretrial motions and speeches. In January and February, we finally put that analysis into practice, running the case against other teams in our county in modified trials at local courthouses.
Throughout the pandemic, our competition transitioned to an online format. While those years of competing were still filled with invaluable experiences, they were definitely different from the in-person trials we have returned to this year. It has made students appreciate our in-person competition format. The experience is an incredible one and would not be possible without the legal professionals and teachers who dedicate time to the program (thank you Kevin and Ms. Kalinski!).
Mock trial is a series of well-handled mistakes. It is almost unquestionable that mistakes will occur in each trial, and handling those missteps is the crux of the competition. That aspect of the activity forces participants to take mistakes in stride and learn from them.
I spent the better part of my middle school years refusing to raise my hand, paralyzed by the fear of making a mistake. That mindset carried through to my freshman year, during which I was often hesitant to offer my ideas in class for fear of being wrong. But that was completely different in mock trial. Throughout the year, older students and mentors demonstrated growth through mistakes, and celebrated that process as a mark of effort or success.
Through mock trial, those same people taught me that taking a risk and being incorrect is far more valuable than not speaking up. To paraphrase what my coach told me during my first year, you can be the smartest person in the courtroom, but it doesn’t help anyone if you don’t speak up. Mock trial requires loudly pronouncing your argument to a waiting audience, even if you might be incorrect.
Most importantly, mock trial is a community. Through late-night Zoom calls, arguments over objections and hours of repetitive practice, our team has forged a multilaterally supportive community, without which I never would have been able to take advantage of mock trial’s learning opportunities or experience those lessons.
Beyond just our team, mock trial brings students from all schools and backgrounds together to compete. My teammates and I have created inter-team friendships, allowing for connections between students and schools who care about exploring the law. As competitive as it can be, the energy in the courthouse between trials is one filled with positivity and excitement.
Some of my friends have (lightheartedly) poked fun at mock trial, ironically comparing it to our school’s sports teams because of how seriously students take it. While it definitely isn’t a sport, it’s a unique way to experience those elements of community and collaborative effort.
Each competition is a fake trial, but they are also much more than that. They couldn’t possibly be summarized in five words. They are experience, they are personal growth and they are community.
Ellen Kim is a senior at San Mateo High School. Student News appears in the weekend edition. You can email Student News at email@example.com.
Fri, 10 Feb 2023 22:19:00 -0600entext/htmlhttps://www.smdailyjournal.com/opinion/columnists/what-is-mock-trial/article_3b317614-a9ca-11ed-a0f8-0f68ea336b04.htmlKillexams : Covid-19 coronavirus: General Practice funding cut as majority of cases treated as mild infection
Nervous wait as Cyclone Gabrielle looms, police warn ahead of a ‘battle of the hoods,’ and Red Cross gear up to support Turkey and Syria in the latest New Zealand Herald headlines. Video / NZ Herald
A public health expert says the decision to cut Covid-19-related general practice funding by about 70 per cent is a move towards treating the virus as “just another condition”.
Starting on Monday, people will need to pay for Covid-19 related visits after the Government changed eligibility for free virus healthcare except for Māori, Pasifika, those with a disability, over 65 or have a high-risk medical condition.
Rapid antigen tests (RATs) and vaccinations would remain free.
Te Whatu Ora National Public Health Service interim director of outbreak response, Matt Hannant, said chart reviews for all cases, post-hospital discharge follow-ups and patient-initiated follow-ups within six weeks of diagnosis would no longer be funded following consultation from the primary care sector.
New funding had been introduced to support pharmacist-initiated supply of antivirals, Hannant said.
Royal New Zealand College of General Practitioners medical director Dr Bryan Betty said, under the new model, GPs would get about 70 per cent less funding.
University of Waikato professor of public health Ross Lawrenson said the decision was a move towards treating Covid-19 as “just another condition”.
“We haven’t moved there completely and the policies around isolating at home are still a major imposition for employers but otherwise, we are beginning to regularise our management.”
Te Whatu Ora Hauora a Toi Bay of Plenty chief medical officer Dr Luke Bradford said from the beginning of the pandemic anybody with any respiratory illness was predominantly seen in a separate clinical space but their GP consults were free and funded by the Government.
“What’s changing is the proportion of the population who are now getting free consults has been reduced.”
Bradford said there were going to be posters in waiting rooms informing patients of the changes and receptionists would be clarifying costs with patients at the point of booking.
“I think in reality there will be a bit of confusion because people have had a prolonged period of not paying when they’ve had coughs and colds.”
Bradford said the majority of patients were now managing Covid-19 as a mild viral infection.
“It’s possible we will see a drop off in demand.
“Covid-19 has become endemic. It will be with us indefinitely like every viral epidemic has been.”
Katikati GP Dr Vicky Jones said her medical centre held an emergency board meeting to discuss how the changes would affect patient flow.
“We will bare the brunt of patients’ ire when they are asked for copayments on Monday,” Jones said.
“We have been told that Covid needs to become ‘business as usual’ but at the same time maintain our infection control processes.”
In her opinion, under the new funding model general practices would not have the resources to manage those with symptoms of Covid or an active Covid infection to the level of care they have previously.
“Currently we dedicate a doctor every day, seven days a week, to manage those with Covid. The initial assessment for those with Covid takes 20 to 30 minutes.
“Patients will be encouraged to RAT at home but Katikati has a high elderly patient population who find this difficult and will rely on us.”
Jones said the new funding model amplified problems facing general practices to “crisis point”.
Minister of Health and Covid-19 Response Minister Dr Ayesha Verrall was approached for comment.
If you are at higher risk of becoming very sick with Covid-19, you are still eligible for free healthcare from your doctor.
This protects those who are most at risk of getting very ill from Covid-19, including:
People with high-risk medical conditions
People with disabilities
Those over the age of 65
Anyone else that meets the criteria for access to antiviral medicines
Testing and vaccination remain free
Free rapid antigen tests (RATs) are available for everyone from participating collection centres.
Source:Ministry of Health
Sat, 11 Feb 2023 12:00:00 -0600Maryana Garciaentext/htmlhttps://www.nzherald.co.nz/bay-of-plenty-times/news/covid-19-coronavirus-general-practice-funding-cut-as-majority-of-cases-treated-as-mild-infection/MS75UMYF6RBWHBEOFOVBMHU4ZU/Killexams : Hawaii Is Short Medical Workers. Are Interstate Compacts The Solution?
A string of bills allowing the state to join different industry compacts will be heard in the Senate on Friday, with lawmakers hoping that their passage will expand medical access.
Hawaii’s pool of available medical workers may expand soon, a dire need considering the state’s well-documented shortage.
Most notably, this would be through a system of interstate compacts, where workers licensed to practice in one state could then practice in another state without having to immediately wait to complete a lengthy and arduous process of relicensing.
“The idea is to support existing health care professionals, yet try to get even more here,” said Sen. Joy San Buenaventura, who chairs the Senate Health and Human Services Committee and introduced several bills related to interstate compacts for different medical professions.
These compacts are designed to streamline the process for licensed professionals who want to move states.
For example, if a physician licensed to practice in New Jersey decides they want to practice in Hawaii, the current setup can take months for them to receive approval from the Hawaii Medical Board.
Other medical professions grapple with this dynamic too.
Jackie Barry, associate director for the Hawaii chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association, said that physical therapists who move states – like military spouses often do, for example – have had to wait months to get their new licenses to practice.
“Employers don’t always want to wait that long,” she said.
When Washington state joined the Physical Therapy Compact in 2017, it and nine other states suddenly had access to their collective supply of physical therapists, allowing practitioners to more fluidly move between states without worrying about the bureaucratic delays that would come with having to be relicensed, along with expanding telehealth options.
These sovereignty hangups came up during Washington’s deliberations too, said Barry, who in addition to her status as associate director of Hawaii’s APTA chapter is also heavily involved with the physical therapists group’s Washington state office.
Ultimately, she said, a compromise was reached that Washington’s Board of Physical Therapy would have to approve compact changes.
“I think they did a great job of going through the process,” she said.
But Barry also pointed out that different medical professions might weigh the pros and cons of an interstate compact differently.
“The trend is to make medical care more accessible,” said San Buenaventura.
Interstate compacts are a significant piece of this, she said. And she’s hoping that out-of-state workers might see the deal as a win-win.
“Who would want to not come to Hawaii?” she said.
Thu, 09 Feb 2023 20:01:00 -0600Ben Angaroneentext/htmlhttps://www.civilbeat.org/2023/02/hawaii-is-short-medical-workers-are-interstate-compacts-the-solution/Killexams : How the cost-of-living crisis is affecting general practice
Rachel Carter looks at the impact of sky-high inflation on patients’ health and on GP practices
‘A lot of our patients live in fairly suboptimal housing; many have had mould or damp issues for a long time, and this crisis seems to be making things worse,’ says Dr Paul Evans, chair of Gateshead and South Tyneside LMC. ‘People mention that they are just not turning the heating on now because they are terrified of the bills they will get if they do. If we’re talking about someone who is immunosuppressed or has a respiratory condition, that’s really not going to help them at all.’
Ahead of winter 2022, GPs issued stark warnings over what the cost-of-living crisis would mean for the health of their patients. Now, research by Pulse has revealed that many are seeing more people present with problems caused or exacerbated by the rising costs.
Patients’ physical health and wellbeing is affected by having to survive on cheaper, less healthy food, and by their living conditions when they have to sacrifice heating. The associated worries also have a mental health impact.
At the same time, practices themselves are not immune to the pressures and are also having to find ways to make ends meet. In some cases they are taking drastic action, such as reducing energy use or even making redundancies.
Impact on patients The results of Pulse’s November7 survey are shocking. The poll of 1,000 GPs revealed that, on average, 22% of consultations were caused or exacerbated by the cost-of-living crisis.
The effect on mental health is one of the biggest problems. One respondent commented: ‘Many mental health cases include financial and social strain as part of the aggravating factors.’ Another said: ‘There has been an increase in all consultations due to mental health, both new and worsening. Cost of living may not be specifically mentioned but is definitely one of the stressors driving this.’
Dr Evans agrees that his patient group is collectively more ‘stressed, unhappy and fatigued’, with particular consequences for patients with long-term conditions. Those with diabetes, for example, are badly affected: ‘When money is tight you buy what’s cheap and that predominantly means carbs, so for a lot of our diabetic patients, type 2 particularly, their HbA1c levels are going up and up and up, which obviously is going to have an impact on their risks for things like heart attacks and strokes.’
Patients, especially those who are older or more vulnerable, are at additional risk if they cannot afford adequate heating. GP partner in Nottingham Dr Irfan Malik says: ‘I actually had to sort out a boiler for one vulnerable family who had been living without one for a few years. Kindly, a charity helped out and funded a free boiler.’
GPs are finding themselves doing more signposting to other agencies and referring to foodbanks – and some have considered broadening their offer of support beyond the strictly medical. Pulse’s survey found 16% of 469 GPs were implementing initiatives to help their patients. Examples given included actively contacting vulnerable patients to offer support, making more use of social prescribers, and working with local agencies to provide a warm space and hot meals. GPs also revealed they were allowing patients to access their waiting rooms for longer to keep warm.
In September, Pulse reported on how the Project Surgery in Newham, east London was repurposing its meeting room as a ‘safe space’ for local people to drop in to get warm and have some soup over the winter months. GP partner Dr Farzana Hussain commented at the time that she wanted it to be a ‘non-judgemental, safe space’, adding that she was scared about the risks of elderly patients dying from hypothermia.
Meanwhile, in Gloucestershire a ‘Warm Home Prescription Scheme’ for patients with cold-sensitive health conditions was launched in November 2022, allowing GPs and other healthcare professionals to prescribe a heating plan to support patients at risk, under which the patients have their bills paid.
Practices struggle with rising costs Practices are also feeling the pinch. Pulse’s survey found one in five of the 469 partners polled is asking staff to wear more layers instead of turning up the heating, and around 40% said they are reducing energy use. Some partners were also dropping sessions and pausing recruitment to cut costs.
In August last year, Pulse reported that practices could face losses of tens of thousands of pounds due to rising inflation, with specialist GP accountants predicting the pressures could even force some to hand back their contracts. North Lincolnshire GP partner Dr Gary Armstrong told Pulse at the time that his 15,000-patient practice was looking at a £50,000 increase in costs – before even looking at the pressure on wages – due to the rising prices of energy and consumable items.
A month later, the Government did pledge some support for businesses – including GP practices – capping their energy prices at ‘less than half’ of wholesale prices over the winter of 2022. But this support only runs until March this year, after which business have only been promised a discount on wholesale prices, rather than costs being capped, under the latest Government plans.
Specialist medical accountant Andy Pow tells Pulse that practices are facing a number of rising costs that, when added together, become ‘a big problem’. On energy costs alone, a survey carried out by the Association of Independent Specialist Medical Accountants, of which Mr Pow is a board member, found 59% of accountants thought the energy costs of their GP practice clients would go up by 10%. Another issue he is seeing is a fall in drug profitability; where GPs may have previously made profits, they are now having to purchase drugs at a higher price than they are reimbursed for. It’s been a huge problem in pharmacies for some time, but now he warns that it’s ‘knocking into the GP side as well’.
But he adds that while energy prices ‘aren’t great’, they represent around 3-4% of overall practice costs. The much bigger hit is the wage bill, he says, which accounts for around 60-70%. The Review Body on Doctors’ and Dentists’ Remuneration (DDRB) recommended a 4.5% salary increase for staff, including salaried doctors. But GP partners remain locked into the existing five-year agreement which gives them just a 2% year-on-year pay rise and the Government refused to adjust practice funding to help them meet the DDRB recommendation.
Only around half of partners responding to Pulse’s survey said they were able to award these pay rises. Liverpool LMC medical secretary Dr Rob Barnett says: ‘Where practices have funded it, this has come at a cost to partners and it is partners that have invariably taken the hit.
‘So, they have done their best to keep things going… but we have seen situations where struggling practices have started to wonder whether they should continue providing services at all.’
ONS. Cost of living insights: Energy. January 2023. Link
CNBC. UK inflation hits 41-year high of 11.1% as food and energy prices continue to soar. November 16, 2022. Link
Resolution Foundation. One statement, two challenges. 15 November 2022. Link
University of York. More than three-quarters of UK households to be in fuel poverty by the new year, according to new report. 8 August 2022. Link
The Trussell Trust. Mid-year stats, April-Sept 2022. Link
Asthma + Lung UK. Cost of living crisis: 1 in 5 people with asthma surveyed say price hikes causing asthma attacks. 28 September 2022. Link
Pulse. More than one in five GP consultations caused or exacerbated by cost-of-living crisis. January 2023. Link
Mon, 06 Feb 2023 19:15:00 -0600entext/htmlhttps://www.pulsetoday.co.uk/analysis/politics/how-the-cost-of-living-crisis-is-affecting-general-practice/Killexams : Mock Drafts: For Entertainment OnlyNo result found, try new keyword!Mock drafts are all the rage this time of year, and I'd be the first to admit they are entertaining. However, that's all they are, entertaining because no one outside the walls of the headquarters ...Fri, 17 Feb 2023 02:14:00 -0600text/htmlhttps://www.si.com/nfl/titans/draft/-mock-drafts-for-entertainment-onlyKillexams : Raiders 2023 Mock Draft Tracker 1.0: Who could the Raiders select at No. 7?
Pick: Peter Skoronski, OT, Northwestern
Analysis: "Peter Skoronski is the draft's top pass protector and can move well enough to execute any run-blocking scheme. There will be concerns about his arm length — and there's some merit to them — but there should be no conversation about his position. Skoronski is a talented tackle, and I want to see him someplace that will feature his abilities."
Tue, 07 Feb 2023 21:13:00 -0600en-UStext/htmlhttps://www.raiders.com/news/mock-draft-tracker-1-0-who-might-the-raiders-select-at-no-7-2023-draftKillexams : Mock Draft Roundup 4.0: A Surprising Alternative Emerges
RB Bijan Robinson, Texas
"This might raise some eyebrows, especially with a handful of Day 1 receivers still on the board, but GM Eric DeCosta could add another outside target to pair with Rashod Bateman and Devin Duvernay via free agency and/or on Day 2. Robinson is my No. 9 prospect, pushed down the board by positional value, and the Ravens lean on the run like few other teams. We've now watched them look to free agents and practice-squaders at running back in back-to-back years, as J.K. Dobbins and Gus Edwards (both entering the final years of their deals) navigated various injuries. With Robinson available, coach John Harbaugh could make a splash.
"Robinson reminds me of Saquon Barkley. He forces missed tackles with ease (FBS-leading 91 in 2022), has burst through rushing lanes and can make plays in the pass game. If Lamar Jackson does indeed end up back in Baltimore, this would form a scary rushing unit for new offensive coordinator Todd Monken."
"Bijan and Lamar Jackson in the same backfield is just too much dynamism to pass up. Do you want to take your run game to unstoppable levels? Because adding the PFF College single-season broken tackle leader will do that."
"Bijan Robinson is special, and while he is probably one of the best players in this class, he could still be around late in Round 1 because he's a running back. And while the Ravens and offensive coordinator Greg Roman have parted ways, it's fair to assume that the team will still revolve around Lamar Jackson and the run game. J.K. Dobbins showed flashes after returning from ACL surgery, but there isn't a lot of depth behind him. A backfield of Jackson, Dobbins and Robinson is a problem for the rest of the AFC, even if Baltimore has more pressing needs here."
"Take a second and call up some highlights of Johnson running deep crossers -- they're awesome. His speed on deeper routes is consistent and would create space for guys like tight end Mark Andrews to operate."
"The Ravens were hoping for a second-year breakout from 2021 first-round pick Rashod Bateman in 2022, but that never materialized due to injury as Lamar Jackson threw to Devin Duvernay and Demarcus Robinson much more than they had originally planned. Selecting an athletic playmaker in TCU's Quentin Johnson would add a vertical threat to the wide receiver room that they lost in 2022 when they traded Marquise Brown to Arizona."
"Baltimore's never-ending quest to find a receiver to pair with Lamar Jackson continues with Johnston. He's not the most fluid athlete nor the most polished route runner, but Johnston is a nightmare on slants underneath and can get over the top of a defense. I think he'd pair well with Lamar."
WR Jordan Addison, USC
"The Ravens have really struggled offensively when Rashod Bateman has been out of the lineup. They need to find another viable receiver for Lamar Jackson. Jordan Addison has game-breaking speed, and he had an incredible 2021 campaign with 17 touchdowns. He's a major reason why Kenny Pickett was drafted in the first round."
CB Cam Smith, South Carolina
"With Marcus Peters entering free agency, the Ravens can add Smith to play opposite Marlon Humphrey in a division with tons of talented receivers."
"Baltimore stays in-state to find its boundary cornerback replacement for Marcus Peters. Banks is lower on my personal board, but I understand why a team looking for boundary help would be interested. Once teams get through that initial wave of blue-chip talent, there is a large pool of players who could be justified in the first round."
"For the third time in five years, the Ravens select a receiver in the first round. After trading Marquise Brown (No. 25 overall, 2019) during Thursday night's festivities last year, Baltimore could be looking for a speedster to play with 2021 first-rounder Rashod Bateman (No. 27). Hyatt possesses the pure speed to stretch defenses vertically."
That meant drafting rosters of 19 players per team (down from 26 in previous years), which put more of the spotlight on star-caliber baseball talents. Our fantasy experts also accounted for ESPN's scoring tweaks for pitchers; wins, previously worth 5 points, are now worth 2 apiece, while losses, previously worth minus-5, are now minus-2 points. Holds joined the fray with a 2-point valuation.
Default rosters now include 16 starters: seven pitchers of any kind along with a C, 1B, 2B, 3B, SS, three outfielders and a utility player (can be any position, and is also the only slot to allow a DH-only player). Bench spots are cut down to three.
Hitters score one point for every base reached via hits (total bases), as well as each walk, run, RBI and stolen base, and lose one point when they strike out. Pitchers earn a point for every out they record (three per inning) and an extra point for a strikeout, as well as five points for a win or a save. Pitchers lose two points per run allowed, one point per baserunner (hit or walk) and five points for a loss.
This draft was held on Monday., Feb. 13 and included Todd Zola, Eric Karabell, Jim McCormick, David Schoenfield, Derek Carty, AJ Mass, Pierre Becquey, Tristan H. Cockcroft, Kyle Soppe and James Best.
If you'd like to conduct your own mock drafts, check out the Mock Draft Lobby, select one of several league types and sizes available, and you'll be mock drafting in minutes. Ready for the real thing? Create or join a fantasy baseball league for free.
Team rosters are presented in first-round pick order. Primary position is used. If a player qualifies at more than one position, all positions are included in parentheses. Pick is displayed as "Round.Pick".
Tue, 14 Feb 2023 05:37:00 -0600entext/htmlhttps://www.espn.com/fantasy/baseball/story/_/id/35658673/fantasy-baseball-head-head-points-mock-draft-mlb-2023Killexams : Mock Projects Lions to Take Massive Gamble With Skill Position Star
Getty TCU's Quentin Johnston runs while playing against Michigan in 2022.
Offensively, the Detroit Lions don’t seem to have too many weaknesses heading toward the 2023 season, but that doesn’t stop some folks from daydreaming about weaponry coming to the team.
Wide receiver would seemingly be low on the list of needs after the team produced a phenomenal season from the position. Even though that is the case, the mock draft community has already showed off an interesting potential pick for Detroit.
Bleacher Report’s scouting department recently produced a post-Super Bowl mock draft. Within, they had multiple quarterbacks and defenders going within the top five. When pick six hit, that’s where a curveball came the Lions’ way.
The selection for Detroit? Wide receiver Quentin Johnston of TCU, an explosive player that has yet to rise up draft boards substantially. Still, the Bleacher Report team including Derrik Klassen opined that he could fit in as an ideal addition for a Detroit roster that could soon be in need.
“Johnston is a seamless replacement for DJ Chark, who is a free agent this offseason. Johnston does his best work stretching the field on go balls, post routes or deep crossing patterns. If Johnston gets to stride out in space, he’s going to have his way and supply his quarterbacks chances for explosive plays down the field. The two-time, first-team All-Big 12 selection is also wicked with the ball in his hands, thanks to easy change of direction skills and threatening top speed,” Klassen said in the piece.
In spite of that, Klassen did admit to the pick of Johnston at six perhaps being “too high,” despite the team needing a wideout with his skill level and abilities.
Further down the board with Detroit’s 18th pick, the mock went more conventional, sending the Lions a cornerback. The player itself was a bit unconventional, however. Detroit’s selection in the mock was Utah’s Clark Phillips III, who had nine interceptions and four touchdowns in three years for the Utes.
Before that pick, though, is Johnston really a player worthy of a top 10 selection? If that ends up not being the case, it could be a risky selection given Detroit’s substantial needs on defense. The pre-draft evaluation process will sort out where Johnston ranks in due time, but for now, this mock draft sees him as a potential top pick.
The Lions are fresh off selecting wideout Jameson Williams with the 12th overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft. It remains to be seen whether they would elect to remake their wideout core completely with this kind of bold move.
Johnston’s College Stats & Highlights
There’s no questioning the talent of Johnston given what he has been able to do during his career with the Horned Frogs as the team’s most explosive offensive weapon.
Coming into the 2022 season, In just two seasons of work, Johnson had put up 1,121 yards and eight touchdowns to his credit at wideout. He also had collected a pair of rushing touchdowns in his career, showing his overall ability to be an exciting piece for an offense.
Things only got better once the new season came around for Johnston. With TCU, he put up 1,069 yards and six touchdowns on 60 receptions. It was a career year when Johnston needed one the most.
The highlights do show a player who can make the big play as well as show himself as a fluid speedy runner and athlete. Here’s a look at what Johnson has done so far while on the field in the Big 12:
QUENTIN JOHNSTON || MOST UNDERATED WR IN COLLEGE” || TCU 2020-2021 HIGHLIGHTS2022-06-06T16:00:05Z
Johnston would certainly offer a rising Lions offense another player capable of hitting a home run, and could help the team become one of the more dangerous offenses in the league.
Lions Have Decision to Make With DJ Chark
Perhaps the biggest variable that will determine whether or not the Lions are active in the draft market for a wideout early will revolve around what happens in free agency.
In spite of some reservations otherwise, the Lions may have to consider sticking with veteran DJ Chark given his potential desire to stay. The biggest question Brad Holmes will have to answer regarding the wideout this offseason revolves around who the real Chark is outside of the statistics.
Is Chark the injury-prone receiver who started the season by dropping a few passes, then getting dinged up and having to be shelved again, or is he the guy who has surged down the stretch and looked like a major piece within Detroit’s offense?
Already, many have speculated that Chark will have to find a new home this coming season, because the Lions may want to move on and find another player to sign that could be cheaper.
When he is on, Chark seems like an easy 80-100 yard pass catcher most weeks. That’s big production for a Detroit offense that needed some of the deep ball jolts Chark was able to provide the team. After he came back midseason off injury, there was a noticeable uptick in the number of big pass plays Detroit’s offense generated.
DJ Chark Season HighlightsCheck out highlights of WR DJ Chark from the 2022 season. Subscribe to the Lions YT Channel: bit.ly/2OABzdx More Lions NFL Action: bit.ly/3epKf5l #DetroitLions #Lions #NFL Keep up-to-date on all things Lions: Visit detroitlions.com/ Follow: twitter.com/Lions Follow: instagram.com/detroitlionsnfl/ Like: facebook.com/DetroitLions2023-02-01T17:15:00Z
Still, if the Lions could nab a player like Johnston who was a rookie to supply them some of the same production Chark did for cheaper, it could have to be considered a winning scenario for the team.
Is Johnston a player that could be on the radar for Detroit outside this mock? That will shake itself out in due time. For now, it’s just one of many potentially intriguing options the team will have.