Dez Who? Dallas Cowboys Wide Receivers Ramp It Up At Mini-Camp

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Feb 19, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Baylor wide receiver Antwan Goodley speaks to the media at the 2015 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

George Farmer

George Farmer had an injury plagued time at college and decided to enter the draft after a uninspiring junior season. had a mediocre scout report up on Farmer during the draft writing:

"“Solid but unspectacular possession receiver who is missing the speed and twitch to work from the outside and will probably have to prove himself as a slot receiver…Farmer is more than tough enough and has the hands and body control to make tough catches over the middle, but he lacks the athletic traits and production on tape”"

The Cowboys clearly like what they saw in Farmer, with the rookie receiving a contract with a massive $55,000 guaranteed. It’s his special teams experience that may have been the clincher there. With Dwayne Harris departing for the New York Giants, the Cowboys are looking for a new punt/kick returner and maybe Farmer could be just that.

Farmer has impressed in camp the last couple of days after sitting out OTA’s with injury. A number of smart catches from the rookie caught the eye of many of the watching reporters.

Antwan Goodley

With a short stocky build, at first glance you’d think Antwan Goodley was a running back. Another undrafted rookie receiver, he joined the Cowboys after four years at Baylor. In his time there he had 150 receptions for 2366 yards and 21 touchdowns. He was expected to be a late round draft pick, but slipped through the net.

There hasn’t been any flash plays or breakout moments for Goodley especially in the practices so far. But maybe yesterdays visit from his former coach Art Briles could be the confidence boost he needs.

Deontay Greenberry

In 2013 Deontay Greenberry led the AAC in yards and receptions. But the Houston receiver lost a little form in 2014, and with 11 dropped passes it’s easy to see why teams passed on drafting him.

Since signing with the Cowboys though, Greenberry has arguably been one of the more standout performers. Through OTA’s he was noted for making several good catches by onlookers.

And in the last few days he’s even featured with the first team. Bryan Broaddus wrote on about a Romo pass to Greenberry on a vertical route.

"“Greenberry took Brandon Carr down the field, but the veteran corner was able to maintain position”"

Greenberry is one of the names regularly coming up trumps in conversations from the OTA observers. There’s been no sign of the drop-itus that plagued him in 2014. He could be a legitimate contender for the 53.

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