WEALTH OF HOT RECEIVERS
The current draft pool is highlighted by a relatively sizable group of dangerous receivers. The collection is akin to the wealth of offensive linemen that flooded the first round of the 2013 draft.
Sammy Watkins, Mike Evans, Kelvin Benjamin, Odell Beckham, and Marqise Lee lead the talented bunch. All these guys impressed at the combine, and are highly rated as possible NFL difference makers by one team or another.
With Sammy Watkins long gone before Dallas’ 16th pick, it’s largely agreed either Mike Evans and/or Kelvin Benjamin will be available at 16.
This two specific guys are of great importance to Dallas. The next 2 teams following the Cowboys in the draft are desperately seeking a new #1 WR to add to their roster.
Both the Baltimore Ravens (17) and the New York Jets (18), also have a history of seeking big receivers to lead their club. Of the 5 position leaders named above, Evans and Benjamin strongly match the WR traits these teams desire most.
Mike Evans is 6’5, 231, and was a beast at the combine. He ran a 4.53 40-yard dash, vertical leaped 37″, and displayed amazing hands. The recent Texas A&M Aggie showed excellent acceleration and quickness for a man his size.
Kelvin Benjamin stands 6’5, 240 with huge hands and is a nightmare match-up for defensive backs and linebackers. Just like Evans, he turned in a solid 4.61 4o-yard dash when considering his dominating size.
Either of these 2 giant wideouts would be a dream grab for the Ravens or Jets. It’s widely accepted at least one is off the board before 16, likely Evans. At the same time, most experts agree the second will be available.