The jury is still very much out on Dallas Cowboys rookie tight end Luke Schoonmaker, a second-round pick out of Michigan. He's got six catches in his rookie year including a pair of touchdowns, but even though he's a rookie, I think you could say that Schoonmaker's contributions have been at least a little disappointing.
Jake Ferguson has clearly entrenched himself as the top tight end on the roster, and Schoonmaker has only been able to get on the field for 254 snaps offensively so far, although he's played a role on special teams as well. You take a tight end in the second round to do a little bit of everything, meaning catching passes and blocking. Schoonmaker has been playing decently well this season but the sample size is small...
Although Schoonmaker could still turn out to be an absolute stud at the position, it's hard to look at some of the guys the Dallas Cowboys passed on in order to take him. Let's look at the top three studs they could have had instead of Schoonmaker with that 58th overall pick.
3 studs the Dallas Cowboys could have drafted over Luke Schoonmaker
1. Marvin Mims, WR (Broncos)
Just a handful of picks after the Dallas Cowboys took Schoonmamker, the Denver Broncos took wide receiver Marvin Mims out of Oklahoma. Mims has been dynamic for the Broncos this year as a receiver and return specialist, but Denver fans are cringing over his lack of usage in the offense so far this season. He just won AFC Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in the Broncos' win over the Buffalo Bills a couple of weeks ago.
But when Mims has gotten chances downfield, he's been a major threat. That's something the Dallas Cowboys could absolutely use right now and their unfortunate issues at the receiver position could continue beyond this year. They definitely would have been better off taking Marvin Mims over Luke Schoonmaker in that slot.