Dallas Cowboys: Jalen Guyton could be a difference maker
By Tomas Romo
The Dallas Cowboys undrafted rookie wide receiver Jalen Guyton could be a difference maker on the offensive end and would bring explosiveness to the team.
Jalen Guyton, an undrafted wide receiver out of North Texas by way of Allen High School could be a bright spot for the Dallas Cowboys offense going forward. Guyton played his high school ball with the first overall pick in April’s draft, Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kyler Murray. He put up video game numbers and during his junior and senior seasons in high school he grabbed a total of 124 passes for 2,798 yards, and 35 touchdowns.
Guyton had promise out of high school and attended Notre Dame University his freshman year. But he ended up finding himself back in Texas at Trinity Valley Community College (TVCC) due to a suspension. At TVCC, Guyton averaged 21 yards per catch and scored 12 touchdowns that season. After a year at the JUCO level, he decided to go to North Texas and join the Mean Green.
At UNT, the Mason Fine to Guyton connection was nearly unstoppable they connected for 103 catches with 1,580 yards and 15 touchdowns over his final two seasons. Guyton also averaged over 15 yards per reception and showed the ability to be a big time playmaker.
His junior year at North Texas, Guyton was named the Newcomer of the Year and he showed promise with his crisp route running and breakaway speed. Even though he wasn’t invited to the NFL Combine, Guyton made the most of it at his pro day where he ran a 4.35 40-yard dash. Out of the entire Combine and pro days, Guyton is the only player in the entire pre-draft process to run a sub-4.4 40 yard dash and sub-7 3-cone at 200 pounds or more.
What Guyton brings to the Cowboys …
Guyton brings another home run threat to the Cowboys and could find himself on the outside as well as in the slot. He is a raw wide receiver and is more of a developmental player in my opinion but can learn from veteran receivers Amari Cooper and Randall Cobb.
Jalen Guyton seems to be a shoo-in as a practice squad player this season. But if he has an impressive training camp and preseason we might be seeing the Texas native in a Dallas uniform on Sundays.