2018 NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys pick up WR Cedrick Wilson 208th overall
The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver room is overflowing as the team adds yet another pass catcher in the 2018 NFL Draft. This time, in the sixth round.
The Dallas Cowboys seem committed to making some major changes to their wide receiver corps. For several years now, the Cowboys’ top wide receivers have been Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley. That stack will be drastically different in 2018.
On Friday night, the Cowboys drafted Colorado State wide receiver Michael Gallup. On Saturday, Dallas traded one of their three sixth-round picks to the Los Angeles Rams for veteran speedster Tavon Wilson. Then, the Cowboys turned around and drafted another wide receiver with the 208th overall pick in the draft.
With the 208th overall selection in the 2018 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select …
NAME: Cedrick Wilson
POSITION: Wide Receiver
SCHOOL: Boise State
HT/WT: 6-2, 197 pounds
AGE: 22-years old
2017 STATS: 83 recs, 1,511 yards, 7 tds
PROS: Hands catcher, polished router runner, vertical threat, ball tracking skills
CONS: Slight frame, drops, lack of strength, lack of YAC, average ball skills
ANALYSIS: Once again, the Cowboys dip into the Boise State well to find themselves yet another wide receiver in Cedrick Wilson. This certainly marks a changing of the guard for the Dallas pass catchers. Changes are a’coming.
Wilson is a lanky receiver who posted two back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons for the Broncos. His father won a Super Bowl with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a receiver, and was a seven-year NFL veteran. Wilson is an ascending player (a former quarterback) who figures to add some quality depth to the roster as a backup who might develop into more with time.
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The Dallas Cowboys currently have Terrance Williams, Cole Beasley, Ryan Switzer, Lance Lenior, Allen Hurns, Deonte Thompson, Noah Brown, KD Cannon, Tavon Austin, Michael Gallup and now, Cedrick Wilson, filling out their wide receiver depth chart. There are some tough choices ahead.