The former Memphis running back may have a tough time fitting into the offense at first but can become a home run player for the Dallas Cowboys.
Heading into this upcoming season, rookie Tony Pollard looks to have a big impact for the Dallas Cowboys. The Memphis running back, wide receiver, and return specialist received heavy praise for his playmaking ability while in college.
Pollard has huge upside and seems to compare well to Cowboys’ wide receiver Tavon Austin. He will likely see himself lined up more in the slot position and will have the opportunity to learn under veteran wideout Randall Cobb.
To understand the versatility of Pollard, look no further than how he scored touchdowns during his three seasons at Memphis. He recorded nine rushing scores, nine receiving scores and tied the NCAA record with seven kickoff returns for touchdowns.
Dallas hopes Pollard can serve as a change-of-pace back, giving the team options to manage the load placed on running back Ezekiel Elliott. The Cowboys should also consider him a do-it-all option on special teams, highlighted in the return game. Pollard has breakaway speed, which was highlighted during Memphis’ Pro Day when he ran a 4.32 40-yard dash.
The Cowboys have given their new offensive coordinator Kellen Moore another playmaker. And Pollard seems like someone who will have the opportunity to come in and play right away. He should find himself on special teams early and could be lined up both in the slot and in the backfield on offense as a rookie as well.
Tony Pollard has the speed to run by anybody. And if he can get into the open field, he can be a game changer. This is a perfect pick for the Dallas Cowboys to add to an already stacked offense highlighted by quarterback Dak Prescott, running back Ezekiel Elliott, and wide receiver Amari Cooper.