NFL Draft 2021: Dallas Cowboys select WR Simi Fehoko No. 179 overall

Stanford Cardinal wide receiver Simi Fehoko (13) (Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports)
Stanford Cardinal wide receiver Simi Fehoko (13) (Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports) /

The Dallas Cowboys made a clear statement with their first six selections in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Cowboys are intent on revamping their defense after a season when the team allowed the most points to be scored (473) in franchise history.

The Cowboys added a slew of defenders to help tackle that problem, with Penn State linebacker Micah Parsons and Kentucky cornerback Kelvin Joseph leading the charge. On day two, Dallas added UCLA defensive tackle Osa Odighizuwa, Iowa defensive end Chauncey Golston, and Oregon State cornerback Nahshon Wright.

Dallas selected LSU linebacker Jabril Cox with their first of two fourth-rounders to kick off day three. They use the other to nab their first offensive player, which was Marshall offensive tackle Josh Ball.

With their lone selection in the fifth round, the Cowboys drafted wide receiver Simi Fehoko out of Stanford at 179th overall. The 6-foot-3, 222-pound wideout started just five games over his college career. Yet, the 23-year old recorded a combined 61 receptions for 1,140 yards and nine touchdowns over the last two seasons.

Fehoko is a physical, big-bodied receiver who is capable of making some amazing catches and has 4.43 speed to boot. But his lack of experience, history of drops, and struggles as a blocker means he’ll likely have to earn his bones on special teams in his first season in Dallas.

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The Dallas Cowboys wide receiver corps is absolutely stocked with Amari Cooper, Michael Gallup, CeeDee Lamb, and Cedrick Wilson locked in at the top of the depth chart, Fehoko will likely have to compete with similarly-sized wideouts like Noah Brown, Stephen Guidry, Malik Turner, and Aaron Parker for a spot on the active roster as a rookie.