NFL coaches and front office personnel have spent this week in Mobile, Alabama as practices for the upcoming Senior Bowl feature some of the top football prospects in the nation. With the 2014 NFL Draft in May, team officials are attempting to find the future stars of tomorrow. As a fan, there is also entertainment in scouting players yourself for possible selection by your favorite team. To aid you in this effort, here are the ten players I’ll be watching this Saturday as possible draft picks for the Dallas Cowboys.
Wide Receiver Cody Hoffman, Brigham Young
Height: 6’4 – Weight: 218 - 40 Speed: 4.56
2013 Stats: 57 receptions, 894 yards, five touchdowns
CBS Big Board Overall Rank: #193
Projected Draft Round: 4-5
Cowboys Angle: Hoffman is a projected late rounder who struggled in his senior season with a hamstring injury and a one-game suspension for violating team rules. But his upside is incredible as you must take into account BYU’s questionable quarterback play. Hoffman had a monster junior season when he recorded 100 receptions for 1,248 yards with 11 touchdowns. If Dallas intends on cutting veteran wideout Miles Austin after June 1st, then that leaves 5’8 Cole Beasley to fill the third receiver role. The one thing Dallas could use in it’s receiver corps is height. The 6’4 Hoffman would make a great, big target for Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo. One thing to watch in this Saturday’s Senior Bowl is his speed, as scouts have concerns about his ability to separate from defenders.