3 wide receivers the Cowboys should target in the 2022 NFL Draft

26. Detroit Lions - Chris Olave, WR, Ohio StateSyndication The Columbus Dispatch
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Chris Olave
Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Chris Olave (2) makes a touchdown catch against Clemson Tigers in the second quarter during the College Football Playoff semifinal at the Allstate Sugar Bowl in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021.College Football Playoff Ohio State Faces Clemson In Sugar Bowl /

2. Chris Olave, Ohio State

In a class loaded at wide receiver, Chris Olave seems to fly under the radar. He is a sure-fire first-round pick and the Cowboys would have to take him at 24th overall if they want to secure his skills. Olave does everything well on a football field, but his route running and speed are eye-opening.

At the combine, he clocked in with a 4.39-second 40-yard dash time ranking eighth amongst all receivers. He also was flawless during the on-field work reeling in pass after pass with his excellent hands. He would be a great option for Dallas as a replacement for Cooper.

Olave had good production last season at Ohio State. He caught 65 passes for 936 yards and 13 touchdowns. Although he didn’t quite crack 1,000 yards, the Buckeye was still a touchdown machine last year. Also, his 14.4 yards per reception show that he is a guy who can make big-time plays happen on any snap.

Ultimately, creating separation is one of the biggest assets for a wide receiver and Olave can do that with ease. Pairing him with CeeDee Lamb and whoever else the Cowboys sign will give them one of the most dynamic receiver rooms in the NFL.