1. Jalen Tolbert, Wide Receiver, South Alabama
The Cowboys need to find themselves a big-time deep threat. Someone that can take the top off the defense and compliment Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb. For that, look no further than Jalen Tolbert from South Alabama.
This past season, Tolbert caught 82 passes for 1,474 yards and eight touchdowns. His 18 yards per reception stat was one of the best in college football and he ranked fifth in deep receptions (40+ yards) with 16.
Tolbert is 6-3, 190 pounds and is expected to run in the 4.4s for his 40-yard dash time. He can also be versatile with where he lines up. He had 322 snaps out wide and 164 snaps in the slot. Tolbert’s stock took off at the Senior Bowl.
Some scouts may knock Tolbert because he did not play at a Power Five school. But, that did not seem to matter in this game against Tennessee. As he showed off great ball skills and made this incredible catch.
If the Cowboys are unable to sign any of their free-agent wide receivers they will need to address the position in the draft. With bigger needs on the roster, I do not expect the Cowboys to go with a receiver in round one, but in round two anyone should be an option. Tolbert is currently 58th on PFF’s Big Board and he would be a great addition to the Cowboys receiving corps.
All three of these players could make an immediate impact with Dallas. Even though they won’t get as much attention as first-rounders, it doesn’t mean they can’t or won’t be potential stars in the NFL.