2018 NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys pick up TE Dalton Schultz 137th overall
After addressing the defensive side of the ball with their first of two fourth rounders, the Dallas Cowboys used their compensatory pick on a tight end.
The Dallas Cowboys started Day Three of the 2018 NFL Draft with two picks in the fourth round. The last time the Cowboys had two selections in this round, they landed quarterback Dak Prescott with that second pick. Could Dallas capture lightning in a bottle twice?
With the 137th overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select …
NAME: Dalton Schultz
POSITION: Tight End
HT/WT: 6-5, 244 pounds
AGE: 21-years old
2017 STATS: 22 recs, 212 yards, 3tds
PROS: Inline tight end, good blocker, pass protection, solid hands
CONS: Strength, balance, route-running
ANALYSIS: A former offensive lineman in high school, Schultz is a balanced tight end that fills the void that Dallas lost when James Hanna retired last week due to a lingering knee injury. The recent news that veteran Jason Witten is considering retirement also likely made this a pressing need for the Cowboys.
Schultz is an inline tight end that can instantly be a blocker for Dallas. Just 21-years old, he’s still developing as a player. Schultz was a two-year starter at Standford and wasn’t used very often as a receiving threat. He joins a crowded tight end room in Dallas that still includes Witten, Geoff Swaim, Blake Jarwin and Rico Gathers.
The Cowboys want to create competition across their roster this offseason, and have certainly done so with the selection of Schultz in the fourth round.
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