Dallas Cowboys 2018 draft target: D.J. Moore

MIAMI, FL - SEPTEMBER 09: D.J. Moore /

The Dallas Cowboys have a clear need at wide receiver. Could they target D.J. Moore to fill this void when the NFL draft comes around in April? 

It’s no secret in some way shape or form, the Dallas Cowboys need to address the wide receiver position this offseason.

Speed is something the Cowboys receiving core desperately needs to obtain, to be able preform better next season. D.J. Moore from the University of Maryland may be the perfect candidate to finally fix Dallas’s lack of speed problem.

D.J. Moore is a 5″11, 215 lbs, wide receiver from the University of Maryland.

In 2017, his Junior season at Maryland, Moore totaled 80 catches, for 1033 yards, and eight touchdowns.

Moore was the 2017 Big Ten Receiver of the Year, a member of the 2017 First Team All-Big Ten team, and he led the conference in receptions, and receiving yards.

Moore’s game relies on his outstanding quickness. He is a very solid route runner, and can get out of his breaks very quickly.

He has the ability to make big plays when he has the ball in his hands, and his explosiveness make him a threat to break off a big play at any point of the game.

Daniel Jeremiah of NFL Network, is one of many draft analysts to be very high on Moore’s game.

One thing Moore may struggle with at the next level is his size. At 5″11, it may be hard for Moore to play outside, and it will be tough for him to win 50/50 balls over bigger defenders.

With wide receiver Cole Beasley already on the roster, if the Cowboys were to select Moore, they may have to be creative figuring ways to get both of them on the field at the same time.

If the Cowboys are able to draft Moore, he would add such a dynamic element to the offense. His ability to take the top off the defense deep is something the Cowboys have lacked for years.

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If Moore is available for Dallas in the 2nd round at pick number 50, I think it is a no-brainer to make D.J. Moore a Dallas Cowboys.