JERRY JONES LOVES TIGHT ENDS
There are two reasons Owner/GM Jones has a thing for tight ends. One, he’s thrived with all-time great Jason Witten (11,888 yards, 63 TD’s) for 14 seasons.
Two, he’s already tried and failed to duplicate the Patriots 2-TE offense featuring Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez.
Back in 2013, Dallas attempted this feat when drafting Gavin Escobar (2nd round) above his consensus scout grades.
Trying to transform to this new set, the Cowboys reduced their fullback role from 277 to 43 snaps in 2013. While secondary TE snaps increased from 437 to 516.
The first attempt never panned like expected. However, if O.J. Howard (Alabama) miraculously falls to 28, he’ll spark a new attempt at past Patriots domination.
I can’t see any scenario Howard drops that far. So the question becomes would Jones invest his best asset in physical freak David Njoku (Miami).
Njoku is still a little raw, but he’s supremely talented with a sky high ceiling. Many scouts predict a future Pro-Bowler with good reason.
Barring the surprise fall of a top 20 defender, Jones would likely opt for the offensive nightmare Njoku and Witten would cause in 2-TE sets.