3 second-year Cowboys players to look out for in 2022
2. Simi Fehoko, WR
The former fifth-round pick out of Stanford has a giant chance to make a turnaround in 2022. Last year, Simi Fehoko stood at the bottom of a long list of talented wide receivers. He logged no official stats and had just seven offensive snaps. Now, with Amari Cooper and Cedrick Wilson gone, his opportunity for increased snaps as a WR3 or WR4 is here. He also has the possibility to prove himself early with Michael Gallup likely out for at least one game at the start of the season.
Some believe that the reason Fehoko fell to the fifth round was the fact that the PAC-12 season was limited to just six games in 2020 due to COVID-19 – a reality that affected many players in the conference. In his final season with Stanford, he had 574 receiving yards thanks to his unique height, speed, and weight. Had the season been 12 games, he would’ve been well above a 1,000-ard season. But, regardless of the number of games he played, his tape showed clear skill.
This offseason will be a big one for Fehoko who has a lot to prove and a real chance to increase his snap count. With his size, he has the ability to thrive on the outside and also be a great red-zone target. The Cowboys have struggled to find a red-zone receiver for many years, and Fehoko can offer that.
In an interview after the 2021 season, the Stanford product said he was in touch with coach Mike McCarthy on how to increase his role in the offense and what he can do to improve. The 24-year-old is ready to have a big impact on the offseason this Fall.