A quick look at three potential under the radar draft targets for the Dallas Cowboys as we head into the final day of the NFL Scouting Combine.
The NFL Scouting Combine will come to an end on Monday. The Dallas Cowboys will likely have a much better idea of which players they like and potential targets for the draft in April as a result.
Dallas has a lot of free agents hitting the market this year and will not be able to retain many of them due to lack of salary cap space. This issue is creating holes all over the board for the Cowboys. This means they could go any route with their first selection in the draft, and subsequent picks thereafter.
A lot of fans will be pounding the table for Dallas to draft a pass-rusher in the first round. The lack of consistent pressure from the Cowboys defense is a major weakness, but defensive lineman may not be the first pick off the board.
Many things factor into which players will be called by America’s Team during the draft. Such as; players falling, free agent signings prior to the draft, and the value of certain positions over others.
With virtually every position other than quarterback and running back being a potential for the Cowboys first round selection, I will highlight a few players that haven’t had quite the buzz linked to Dallas that I believe would be a good fit.
Haason Reddick, Linebacker, Temple
Reddick was a defensive star at Temple often playing defensive end. He’s undersized for the position in the pros only weighing in at 230 pounds, but he is an explosive athlete that could have an immediate impact on a defense dying for play makers. I would anticipate him playing outside linebacker for the Cowboys and excelling in coverage and rushing the passer.
T.J. Watt, Linebacker, Wisconsin
This is the younger brother of star Houston Texan J.J. Watt. The bloodlines are undeniable, and T.J. will play outside linebacker at the next level. He could be a match up nightmare as a stand-up player and has a motor that doesn’t stop.
Cooper Kupp, Wide Receiver, Washington State
Kupp is a record-setting wide receiver that is flying under the radar right now. Kupp has had the type of production that turns heads, and is a sure-handed player that could develop into one of the better starting wide-outs in this league. The Cowboys could use somebody like this if Terrence Williams departs in free agency.
As we progress through this offseason leading up to the draft I will continue to highlight players I believe you all should take a look at.
The Cowboys have a very talented scouting department and front office. They will likely be turning over every stone in their pursuit of talent. This time of year is where championships are built, folks.