With the 165th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select …
K.J. Hill, Wide Receiver – Ohio State
Career Stats: 50 games played, 2332 receiving yards, 20 touchdowns
When the Dallas Cowboys lost Cole Beasley in free agency last season they lost a receiver that was able to create space in the middle of the field giving quarterback Dak Prescott a reliable check down receiver and chain mover.
The Cowboys were lucky enough to sign Randall Cobb and he may return with McCarthy coming in as the head coach but he is only a stopgap, and Tavon Austin will more than likely leave in free agency. The Cowboys must find a young and talented receiver that can give them the ability to beat coverages out of the slot position again.
That is where Hill can come in and make an immediate impact, he’s been compared to former teammate Terry McLaurin who burst on the scene for the Washington Redskins in 2019. Hill has a similar skill set but doesn’t have the top-end speed that McLaurin has.
So to beat coverage Hill uses his quick feet off the ball and his ability to press cornerbacks and force them the wrong way before breaking off his routes. Similar to what you’ve seen from receivers like Beasley and Patriot receiver Julian Edelman.
Bringing Hill in would immediately add a new dimension to the Cowboys offense that was missing and very much needed last season.
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