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
The reason I stuck with Okwuegbunam is for two reasons, first, his impressive showing at the NFL Combine where he shocked everyone with his 4.49 forty time. For a man his size he was really moving, and that is something the Dallas Cowboys can use in this offense. Another tight end with the ability to threaten defenses in the middle of the field. The second reason is his ability to make plays with the ball in his hands.
Okwuegbunam has shown the ability to have that speed translate to the field in a positive way. His ability to beat linebackers and safeties and create yards after the catch was something he has been very good at in his early career. He also has the ability to be a consistent threat in the red zone with his sure hands and ability to high point the football.
Having Jarwin and a tight end to be named later ahead of him will give him time to work on and expand his route tree 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, and that 4.49 speed.
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