Watch Chargers' Quentin Johnston get surprised by childhood idol in Rookie Premiere

May 12, 2023; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers receiver Quentin Johnston (1) during rookie
May 12, 2023; Costa Mesa, CA, USA; Los Angeles Chargers receiver Quentin Johnston (1) during rookie / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The LA Chargers netted great value by taking Quentin Johnston with the No. 21 overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft.

For most of the pre-draft process, Johnston was regarded as a top-15 pick and the top receiver in the class. For whatever reason, though, his stock fell leading up to draft night. The Chargers are surely thanking whomever is responsible for Johnston's slide, because the rookie has shined at OTAs thus far.

In fact, Johnston delivered arguably the highlight of OTAs with an acrobatic one-handed grab in the corner of the end zone. There wasn't any coverage on the play, but the throw was placed where only Johnston's 6-foot-4 frame could catch it. If there was a DB in sight, they would've had no chance to make a play.

Justin Herbert was a partial participant at OTAs, but Johnston is surely living on cloud line that Herbert is his new quarterback.

The TCU product experienced another pinch-yourself moment in the NFL's rookie premiere when he got a surprise shoutout from childhood idol Davante Adams, whom Johnston and the Chargers will face twice this season.

Chargers' Quentin Johnston surprised by Davante Adams in Rookie Premiere

The video only allowed a couple seconds for each rookie, so Adams' message to Johnston was brief. However, it will stick with the rookie for a long time.

At TCU, Johnston studied Adams' games more so than any other receiver. Earlier this offseason, Johnston appeared on Good Morning Football and revealed he models his game after the three-time All-Pro.

The NFL definitely bookmarked that interview for the Rookie Premiere, and kudos to Adams for getting involved to give Johnston a moment he'll never forget.

The Chargers themselves can relate to Johnston idolizing Adams. Though he just joined the Raiders' last offseason, Adams quickly made an enemy of Bolts fans for his two performances against Los Angeles' secondary.

In Week 1, Adams erupted for 10 catches (on 17 targets) and 141 yards and a touchdown in a Chargers win. Fast forward to Week 13, and Adams caught 8 passes for 177 yards and two third quarter touchdowns that propelled the Raiders to a 24-13 lead. Las Vegas went on to win the game 27-20.

You better believe Adams will be a focal point of the Chargers game plan in 2023, but the superstar wideout won't be a huge concern if Johnston helps take Bolts offense that scored 23.0 points per game last season to the next level.