Dallas Cowboys possible second round shocker
The Dallas Cowboys could draft this fast rising player in the second round, shocking both the media and fans.
The Dallas Cowboys staff is coaching one of the Senior Bowl teams this week. It’s is a rare opportunity for the Cowboys to scout and get to know some of the players they might otherwise pass on. One of those players, I believe, could be a second round selection for Dallas. And one that might shock both the media and fans.
Last season, the Cowboys revealed a weakness among their wide recevier corps when their All-Pro wide recevier, Dez Bryant, broke his foot in Week One. In Bryant’s absence, none of the other wide receivers on the depth chart stepped up to replace his production. In an area once thought to be full of talent, the Cowboys discovered they now have a severe lack of playmakers.
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That’s the reason why the Cowboys could use their high second round pick in this year’s draft, 34th overall, to select former Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller. But they wouldn’t play Miller at quarterback. Instead they’d play him at wide recevier.
The 6-2, 215 pound elite athlete was a two-time Big Ten Player of the Year while under center for the Buckeyes. But last season, Miller made the switch to wide recevier. Although he posted moderate numbers playing in the slot (25 receptions, 340 yards, three touchdowns), he possess a unique skill set that has him now soaring up draft boards.
As a quarterback, Miller threw for 5,295 yards, 52 touchdowns and only 17 interceptions in three seasons. He also rushed for over 3,000 yards in that same span. Now, the versatile player is showing he can excel as an outside wide receiver, showcasing his size, speed and excellent hands for a captive Senior Bowl audience full of NFL scouts, coaches and executives.
Early predictions had Braxton as a possible third round selection before the Senior Bowl. But the talented young athlete, who is also willing to play special teams as a returner, is a top 60 talent in this draft. Coaching in the Senior Bowl, the Cowboys will get an up close and personal look at Miller. And I think they will like what they see. And if Dallas wants Miller to wear a Star on his helmet this season, the second round is where they’ll have to grab him.
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