3 biggest takeaways from Cowboys’ full 30-visitor roster ahead of draft – Asa Henry, Cowboys Wire
There are plenty of big-name receivers on this list of 30.
Dallas does its homework on pass catchers in the first round
After Amari Cooper’s trade to Cleveland, it was no secret that Dallas would be a potential landing spot for one of the best players in the draft class as they try to rebuild their stable of players. weapons.
So far, the Cowboys have met three players at the position; USC Drake Londonfrom arkansas Treylon Burkand Ohio State Chris Olave.
Each receiver of the aforementioned trio has wildly different skill sets, but what they have in common is the fact that they are consensus first-round selections. Those three are the only wide receivers listed on the Cowboys’ 30-visit schedule.
The fact that Dallas has only arranged meetings with the best wide players in the draft has led many to believe that the club is seriously considering selecting its second first-round receiver in the last three drafts, as CeeDee Lamb fell on the Dallas knees in 2020.
Given the market price for high-end pass catchers and the impact that recent first-round receivers have early in their careers, there is very few positions that add more value to a club in Round 1. Considering that, along with Dallas’ current lack of depth in the wide receiver room, it’s easy to see why the Cowboys are getting to know these talented wides better.
Could TE Dalton Schultz stay on the franchise tag for the 2022 season? – Jess Haynie, Inside The Star
The Cowboys have until July 15 to reach a long-term deal with Schultz before the franchise tag is official for 2022.
The Cowboys released veteran Blake Jarwin last month after his injury struggles and the threat he might not play at all in 2022 after hip surgery. They still have Sean McKeon under contract and veteran Jeremy Sprinkle recently re-signed for depth, but that doesn’t leave much behind Schultz for safety.
Dallas could reasonably draft a TE to be Dalton’s replacement now and for the next few years on a rookie contract. Even if they reach a long-term deal with Schultz, the torch can be passed in 3-4 seasons.
But if the Cowboys draft one of those prospects in the 3rd round, burying him in a 2nd team role for several years isn’t really the best use of the trumps. Compared to other positions, backup tight ends are not that hard to find.
It could be that Dallas is visiting these players in hopes that one of them can go down in the 4th round or beyond. But if they take a TE on Friday night, one has to wonder if that means they no longer see Dalton Schultz as a long-term asset in attack.
We probably won’t know until much later in the offseason if the Cowboys and Schultz will end up on a multi-year contract. These moves tend to come long after the draft.
However, while it seemed like a possibility about a month ago, some of these recent signs have now opened up more room for speculation. Dalton Schultz will be back in 2022, but anything beyond that is now more in question.
3 off-season moves from the Cowboys’ NFC East rivals that have us a little worried – Lauren Barash, The Landry Hat
The NFC East has been quiet, but what moves should Cowboys fans really be worried about?
1. JD McKissic backtracks and returns to Washington
Washington Commanders were about to lose their RB2 for two solid days. JD McKissic is definitely not the best running back in the world. However, the commanders would have been in big trouble if this guy had left.
Two days before the official start of free agency, the future seventh-year running back agreed to sign a two-year contract with the Buffalo Bills. According to ESPN, the commanders had not made an offer to McKissic before then. But two days later, Washington told the RB they would offer him the same deal, and McKissic backtracked. Brandon Beane, the Bills general manager, was incredibly frustrated with the upset. The running back said his pick was because he had “unfinished business” to attend to in Washington.
— Washington Commanders (@Commanders) March 24, 2022
In 2021, second-year running back Antonio Gibson has over 1,000 rushing yards. He and McKissic helped Washington move to 12th in average running, up 12 spots from 26th in 2020.
Again, McKissic is far from a huge threat to Dallas. But could it have been worse? In two seasons with Washington, the RB2 averaged 8.0 yards per reception, was a strong protective blocker, was also a versatile passer. Considering he was a catcher in college, McKissic is able to travel the roads well and adds versatility to his offense.
Should the Cowboys make QB Bailey Zappe one of their late round picks? – Rocky Garza Jr, Inside The Star
It’s never a bad idea to have a backup plan.
After throwing for 6,000 yards and 62 touchdowns, you’d think Zappe would soar up the draft boards. But because of the system he played in, some analysts don’t believe his numbers could translate to the NFL.
Despite breaking records, Zappe is considered a QB you can grab in later rounds if you need a backup or development draft. But there is a belief that he may be a possible starter down the road.
If Zappe were to be drafted by the Cowboys, he would be someone you could count on to make plays with his arm or his feet. After seeing reserve QB play two seasons ago, please sign me up.
Although known as a gunslinger, Zappe has also been labeled as someone who has an “above average arm”. But if you don’t recall, Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow was given the same tag before the NFL Draft, and he did well.
Now, I’m not saying Bailey Zappe will be the next Burrow. But I feel like if there’s a reasonable comparison between them, it might be a successful use of a late pick.
Cowboys Draft Prospects Spotlight: Trey McBride, TE, Colorado State – Riley Donald, The Landry Hat
Could McBride be a possibility for Dallas?
Who is Trey McBride?
Mass: 246 pounds.
40 yard dash: 4.53-4.56
2021 statistics: 90 receptions, 1,121 yards, 1 TD (six receiving games over 100 yards in 2021)
NCAA career statistics: 164 receptions, 2,100 yards, 10 touchdowns
Trey McBride accounted for 37% of Colorado state’s reception production last year. He had as many yards as the second, third and fourth receivers in the lead combined. In an offense that ended the year completing less than 60% of their passing attempts, McBride continued to find a way to produce even when everyone and their mother knew he was where they wanted to go.
The game that stood out to me the most was his performance against the Iowa Hawkeyes. On the road in a hostile Kinnick Stadium, McBride faced the 17th-best overall defense and the nation’s No. 1 defense in total steals.
McBride was followed by The Iowa secondary, which includes four people who should be on NFL rosters next season, and had 6 receptions for 59 yards. It wasn’t his season high either, but it was his best production in my opinion in terms of who he did it against.
PRO DAY UPDATE
Colorado State TE Trey McBride (6034v, 245v), who did not run at Combine, ran between 4.53 and 4.56 on several NFL scouts during today’s pro day. This checks the last box of the pre-draft process for McBride and will solidify him as a top TE on many league tables. pic.twitter.com/QakTSdl8y0
— Jim Nagy (@JimNagy_SB) March 30, 2022
2022 NFL Mock Draft: Dallas Cowboys Surprise EDGE – Randy Gurzi, FanSided
Considering six of the 30 visiting players were defensive linemen, perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Dallas opted for an EDGE.
24. Dallas Cowboys: Boye Mafe, EDGE, Minnesota
the Dallas Cowboys are another team that could watch Tyler Linderbaum, but with him coming off the board a pick before they’re up, they’re changing course and bringing in Boye Mafe from Minnesota.
It may seem like a stretch for Mafe to enter the first round, but it probably shouldn’t be. While he may not be ready to start on day one, he is a guy who plays with a non-stop motor and showed an increase in performance each season with the Gophersas Kyle Crabbs of The Draft Network pointed out.
“I believe Mafe is more of a developmental player than a plug-and-play starter, but Mafe’s playing trajectory with the Gophers has steadily increased throughout his career with the program, culminating with a career year in 2021. with six sacks, nine tackles for loss and 30 tackles (all career highs) Mafe sometimes has brilliant flashes of nuance, but consistency is where his NFL team will ask him for patience as he continues to develop a better feel for the game, especially when deconstructing blocks and being a persistent threat as an outside passer.”
Dallas can actually take their time with Mafe since they have DeMarcus Lawrence, Dante Fowler and Dorance Armstrong and in the end Mafe could become a fixture in their defense.
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