If the Dallas Cowboys do not sign a wide receiver in free agency they will likely select two during the NFL draft. This crop of wide receivers is full of speedy, vertical, deep threats which is the type of wide receiver that Dallas is looking for.
There are the obvious choices such as Clemson’s Mike Williams, who did not run the 40 at the combine but met with Dallas officials. He is a true number one receiver and a fantastic athlete. He is more of a primary target and should get selected before Dallas is on the board.
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Beyond Williams the Cowboys could take a chance on Washington’s John Ross who recorded the fasted 40 yard dash time (4.22) in the history of the NFL Combine. Ross is easily the fastest player in the draft and could be an effective wide receiver in this offense.
His forty time will likely force a team to take a chance on him prior to the Cowboys selecting at 28. Beyond the first round, Dallas could be flexible in selecting some new offensive weapons for Prescott. The Cowboys have met with Oklahoma’s DeDe Westbrook, Baylor’s K.D. Cannon, West Virginia’s Shelton Gibson, and Houston’s Greg Ward.
Gipson and Ward will likely be available towards the end of the draft so Dallas could look to select them in the sixth or seventh round. The combine bargain late in the draft would easily be Cannon who should be selected in either the fifth or sixth round.
The Baylor wide receiver had the fourth fastest 40 time among wide receivers and is a true vertical threat. Cannon could be the Cowboys secret weapon next season as he stretches opposing defenses with his speed and quickness.