Dallas Cowboys: Pre-free agency 4 round mock draft
By Jesse Jones
Pick: Round 3, 90th overall
Player: Kahale Warring
Position: Tight End
Height/Weight: 6-5, 252
School: San Diego State
2018 stats: 31 receptions, 372 yards, 3 TD’s
The Dallas Cowboys fan base and the NFL world, in general, was shocked by the news that the Hall Of Fame lock, tight Jason Witten was returning to the Cowboys. His return filled a need that many thought Dallas had going into free agency and the draft. Even with one of the all time greats making a return, it shouldn’t stop the Jones’ and Will McClay from drafting a TE for the future.
Last year the Cowboys also used their third round pick on a tight end, Dalton Schultz. It may seem like overkill to draft another player at the position so early in the draft two years in a row but fear not. Kahale Warring is viewed as a player, like Leighton Vander Esch, that is just breaking into his potential as a player.
Warring was a multi-sport athlete in high school playing basketball, football, and even water polo. Surprisingly, Kahale never stepped onto a football field until his senior year in high school. Despite the limited time on the field Warring is a very good route runner. And though not perfect, is a suitable blocker.
His production numbers are a little misleading. Although he didn’t put up anything close to numbers you would like to see out of a prospect, he’s open a lot on film and for whatever reason didn’t get a lot of targets. Even with his limited amount of targets you can see the potential he has of being one of the more athletic deep threats at the position.
His athletic background showed at the combine where he posted very good numbers in the forty yard dash (4.67), broad jump (122 inches), and the vertical jump (36.5 inches). Warring probably isn’t ready to jump on the field right away but the way he’s shown growth in the limited time he’s had playing, it wont take long. There’s no better player for him to sit behind and learn than the G.O.A.T. himself, Jason Witten.