Dallas Cowboys 2018 draft profile: James Washington

MORGANTOWN, WV - OCTOBER 28: James Washington
MORGANTOWN, WV - OCTOBER 28: James Washington /

Our Dallas Cowboys draft profiles continue, as today we take a look at a player that could help the Cowboys’ passing attack, Oklahoma State wide receiver James Washington.

Today we continue our Dallas Cowboys drat profiles with a look at another prospect at the wide receiver position.

James Washington is a 6’0, 205 lb, 21-year old wide receiver from Oklahoma State University.

In his four years at Oklahoma State, Washington put up some outstanding numbers.

In his senior year in 2017, Washington totaled 74 catches, for 1,549 yards and 13 touchdowns.

He was also named a Consensus All-American, led the NCAA in receiving yards, and was ninth in the Big 12 in total points scored, which is extremely impressive for a wide receiver.

In total in his final three years at Oklahoma State, in 51 games, Washington found the end zone 39 times, which is an outstanding number.

One of Washington’s biggest talents is his ability to make vertical deep plays in the passing game downfield. This ability is shown by averaging almost 20-yards per catch in his last three seasons of college football.

Washington has breakaway speed after the catch, and can turn a routine 5-10 yard route into a touchdown. He is also great coming down with deep throws, and is great on 50/50 balls down the field.

At Oklahoma State Washington also played outside and in the slot, so he is able to line up all over the field.

One criticism of Washington would be he may struggle running NFL level routes at the next level, and he is not an extremely smooth pass catcher.

For the Dallas Cowboys, James Washington would be a great fit. He does something that Cowboys receivers struggled to do last year, and that is find the end zone.

Washington also has the ability to create big chunk down the field, another thing the Cowboys lack in the passing game.

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In the NFL, Washington will have some work to do to improve his route running, but if he can that improved, he can be a force at wide receiver the Cowboys could desperately use on their offense.

Draft Projection: Round 2

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