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

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Treylon Burks
Nov 6, 2021; Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA; Arkansas Razorbacks wide receiver Treylon Burks (16) runs after a catch during the first quarter against the Mississippi State Bulldogs at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports /

1. Treylon Burks, Arkansas

Treylon Burks is a rare combination of size and speed as he stands at 6-3 and weighs 225lbs. He ran a 4.50-second 40-yard dash at the combine, but his game speed seems much faster than that. That’s no surprise given he told reporters that he models his game after one of the best offensive threats in the NFL, Deebo Samuel.

Having Samuel’s level of versatility will be tough to match but the more ways you can present a mismatch the better. This past season he spent 222 snaps in the slot and 79 snaps out wide. He is also a terror after the catch.

In 12 games last season, Burks had 66 receptions for 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has had at least 16 yards per reception all three years of his college career. After the catch, he turns into a running back, always fighting for extra yards and using to power to break tackles.

The size, speed, and strength of Burks make him the perfect replacement for Cooper in this offense. He is a lock to be picked in the first round. If he drops to 24, the Cowboys should abandon all plans to pick him up.

With many decisions yet to be made by the front office, it’s hard to know what the team will prioritize when Draft Day arrives. If the Cowboys can’t retain Gallup and Wilson, drafting a talented wide receiver needs to be a top priority. The offense struggled enough last year. The last thing Dallas needs is fewer reliable targets for Dak Prescott.

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