With the 120th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select …
Albert Okwuegbunam, Tight End – Missouri
Career Stats: 27 games played, 98 receptions, 1187 receiving yards, 23 touchdowns
I previously had the Dallas Cowboys taking Okwuegbunam in the second round in my first mock of the offseason, but with the more pressing needs on the defensive side of the ball, it feels like that’s the direction the Cowboys will lean.
That doesn’t mean the Cowboys aren’t in need of a threat at the tight end position, and while Blake Jarwin is starting to come into his own McCarthy tends to keep two tight ends that have the ability to stretch defenses down the middle of the field and block.
Okwuegbunam having Jarwin and possibly Jason Witten ahead of him will give him time to work on his route running skills and run blocking and take the pressure off of him to come in and make an immediate impact on the field.
But right now he is good in both of those areas but has room to improve to become an every-down tight end in the NFL. Until that happens the Cowboys can slowly work him into game plans where he can attack the middle of the field and in the red zone thanks to his size, speed.
He would be another solid building block for the future at tight end for the Cowboys and has all of the traits to become a star at the position.
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