The Cowboys won’t select a wide receiver in the first round. However, with uncertainty over the #3 spot due to the Lauren Robinson situation, it might not be a bad idea to consider a wide receiver in the later rounds. Personally, I believe the Cowboys would be foolish to draft a wide receiver at all with the flooded receiver market and the depth at the position on both the outside and the bench.
But then again, Jerry Jones thinks this team could win a Super Bowl this year WITH. THE. CURRENT. ROSTER. http://www.foxsportssouthwest.com/02/25/12/Jerrys-delusions-of-grandeur-fall-flat/landing_cowboys.html?blockID=673946&feedID=3799
Jesus Christ…… Anyways, let us waste no further time. I’m using Walter Football’s rankings this week. Let me know if you think anyone should be included/excluded.
Justin Blackmon, WR, Oklahoma State
Blackmon is clearly the best wide receiver in the draft, as was his former teammate Dez Bryant in 2010. The difference is that he has no character questions and he might be a better football player.
Alshon Jeffery, WR, South Carolina
Jeffery raised a lot of question when he came to Indianapolis overweight. That added to his problem of being slow and having to answer questions about his 40 time. He’s fighting an uphill battle to keep his number two ranking.
Michael Floyd, WR, Notre Dame
Floyd is a guy that makes me excited. He’s a guy you want on your team because he has huge hands and can make any catch. The down side is he isn’t very big and has problems going over the middle.
Kendall Wright, WR, Baylor
Wright was unstoppable with RGIII getting him the ball this season. He proved his speed and playmaking ability. However, I have to grade him down a bit because he was playing in the Big XII and the Big XII defenses are hot garbage. I think he’s a good prospect but he will need to prove himself.
Mohamed Sanu, WR, Rutgers
Sanu had a fantastic season at Rutgers with 115 catches and 1206 yards. He needs to prove he can run routes in the NFL over the middle of the field. Rutgers isn’t a small school but Sanu needs to prove he can play with the big dogs.
Reuben Randle, WR, LSU
Randle was the top wide receiver on the #1 team in the nation (until the National Championship game). He is a huge specimen and should be good in the red zone. He’ll be a good steal in the 3rd round if he happens to fall that far. He reminds me a great deal of Hakeem Nicks.
Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
Jones is a possession wide receiver that is extremely tough after the catch. He will need to adjust to playing in the slot in his first season, in my opinion.
Marvin McNutt, WR, Iowa
I think McNutt is an incredibly underrated wide receiver. He will be the steal of the draft at ANY position if he falls past the 3rd round. I would advocate any team (including Dallas) taking a chance on him at that point. I love his route-running. He seems like a playmaker of the highest order.
Tommy Streeter, WR, Miami
He made big plays last few years but didn’t produce as well this season. He should stay in college. Would be a project for any team that selects him. I would need to see a killer Combine to have the confidence to draft him at all.
Stephen Hill, WR, Georgia Tech
Hill has big size and is very fast. He needs serious development to become an NFL starter. He didn’t get many plays on a run-first team. He has been compared with Calvin Johnson and Demaryius Thomas (other Georgia Tech receivers) but I just don’t see it
This concludes the wide receiver portion of our coverage. Next week we will cover the running backs!