The Dallas Cowboys should take full advantage of the talented wide receiver class in the 2020 NFL Draft. Here are some Day Two names to watch.
Currently, the Dallas Cowboys have three wide receivers who are scheduled to hit the open market next month as unrestricted free agents. Those receivers are Amari Cooper, Randall Cobb, and Tavon Austin.
Regardless if the Cowboys re-sign all three or not, Dallas should take advantage of a draft class full of excellent receiving prospects. In fact, NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah claims the 2020 wide receiver class is the deepest he’s ever seen. And that there are as many as 27 prospects with a top-three-round grade. That according to NFL.com.
If so, the Cowboys should look to use one of their Day Two selections on a rookie receiver. Here are three names fans should be watching closely in the coming weeks. And you should also be able to catch them during their NFL Scouting Combine on-field workouts that are scheduled for Thursday, Feb 27, from 4-11 PM ET on NFL Network.
Jalen Reagor, WR – TCU
From Waxahachie, Reagor is a homegrown prospect that would fit perfectly in the Cowboys’ wide receiver corps. he posted 72 receptions for 1,061 yards and nine touchdowns averaging 14.7 yards per catch in 13 games as a sophomore. He also ran the ball in for two more scores that season.
Son of NFL defensive lineman Montae Reagor, who played in the league for eight years, Jalen is an offensive playmaker. At 5-foot-11, 206-pounds, Reagor is an electric athlete whom the Cowboys could find all different ways to get him the ball and allow his playmaking ability to shine.
Michael Pittman, WR – USC
Compared to Denver Broncos wide receiver Courtland Sutton by NFL.com draft analyst Lance Zierlein, Pittman has the frame at 6 feet 4 inches tall to give quarterback Dak Prescott a large target to hit as a 50/50 ball threat, a masterful contested catch artist, and endzone target.
Beyond his size, Pittman has equally impressive ball skills which allowed him to rack up 101 receptions for 1,275 yards and 11 touchdowns last season in 13 games for the Trojans.
Denzel Mims, WR – Baylor
Another native Texan to make this list, this time from Daingerfield, Mims could finally be the vertical threat the Cowboys have so desperately needed in this receiver corps. With an impressive 6-foot-3, 207-pound frame, the Baylor star burned opposing defenses to the tune of 66 catches for 1,020 yards and 12 touchdowns as a senior in 2019.
The most impressive part of Mims’ game? His catch radius. According to The Draft Network’s Benjamin Solak, Mims could catch the moon if he tried. That’s high praise.