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The Cowboys can maximize the value of their fourth round pick by targeting a receiver."WhiteFanposts Fanshots Sections Dallas Cowboys NewsNFL DraftDallas Cowboys 2019 DraftCowboys Draft 2019: Pick 128 in the 4th round may be the spot for Cowboys to land a WR with upsideNew Youth Michael Irvin Jersey ,46commentsThe Cowboys can maximize the value of their fourth round pick by targeting a receiver.CDTShareTweetShareShareCowboys Draft 2019: Pick 128 in the 4th round may be the spot for Cowboys to land a WR with upsideJason Getz-USA TODAY SportsWe know how important 30-visits are to NFL clubs and the Cowboys are one of those that use their visits diligently in the draft process. Knowing how likely it is that the Cowboys pick from their visitor’s list we can estimate that safety and defensive tackle are two positions they are targeting early. Four of the six safeties the Cowboys are keen on have late second-early third round grades and the three interior defensive line prospects are in the same boat.Day three of the draft is always where the best teams go hunting for quality contributors that can help fortify the depth of the roster at a low-cost. Those mid-late-round prospects that a given team hits on are far more impressive than nailing a first-rounder. The fourth round has been very rewarding to the Cowboys recently as they found their franchise quarterback Dak Prescott with a fourth-round comp three seasons ago. The Cowboys will have two selections again in this year’s fourth round and it’s shaping up as a round that may present more value on the offensive side of the ball. The Cowboys’ have been re-hauling their wide receiver room for the better part of two offseasons. The front office pulled off a great midseason trade for Amari Cooper and are exploring an extension for their top passing target as we speak. Behind Cooper is last year’s third-rounder Michael Gallup, free-agent acquisition Randall Cobb, Tavon Austin, Allen Hurns, and others like Cedrick Wilson that hope to factor in the discussion at some point. The Cowboys have plenty to work with at receiver and shouldn’t feel any desperation to take one early. In fact, that pick at 128 in the fourth round seems like it just might be the right time to snag one.(Here is a chart of 15 wide receivers entering this year’s draft with various round projections. We’ll include all pre-draft visitors. All rankings are based of Dane Brugler’s prospect rankings at the Athletic.)WIDE RECEIVERSSCHOOLPROJ. RD40-YDREC YDRECTDY/ROf the above receiver prospects, there are several that really stood out as potential candidates should they still be on the board when the Cowboys pick. Mecole Hardman is a personal pet cat because he has such a high ceiling with all that explosiveness. Now, he’s sort of a blank canvas in many aspects and needs a lot of work on route polishing as well as learning the nuances of his position. It’s no surprise that he’s in that third-fourth-round range but a lot of folks have trouble pinpointing where he will go. He doesn’t have the size that NFL teams prefer at receiver and he’s not yet learned how to win contested catches that he’ll be asked to make at the next level. However, his speed is tremendous, the upside is off the charts, and the athleticism is impeccable. Emmanuel Hall is another great receiver prospect that has second-round talent without question. His abilities to make the biggest plays in crucial situations were on display countless times. His feet are electric and he’s so deliberate with his cuts that he can make defenders re-consider their choice of profession. The biggest issue with Hall is always goingto be his availability, he just hasn’t been able to stay on the field. His long list of past injuries are going to be major red flags for some teams.Jalen Hurd has all the right measurables and upside to become a legitimate weapon in the NFL. Hurd has one of the higher ceilings of any receiver prospect and he’s going to work his tail off to reach it. Teams are going to really admire his abilities to contort his body and make circus-like catches. Hurd has a ton of impressive traits but he’s got some past injury concerns and a tendency to be noticeably late on his timing of his routes. For a big-bodied guy, he’s not great at sustaining blocks nor does he make guys miss in the open field. Hurd is in need of a great teacher so he might be just the type of guy for Sanjay Lal and the Cowboys.Penny Hart has his fan club among Cowboys fans and he was a proven commodity at the collegiate level. The production is fantastic and Hart gives you a great edge in the return game due to his suddenness. The agility is among the best in his class and he’s able to reach top speed in a blink. Hart goes after the football and wastes nothing to maximize every opportunity he gets with the ball in his hands. The downside here is that he’s really only fit for one role and that’s a slot receiver. He’s sort of a liability when asked to block as he often times looses his control and draws the flag. The team that takes Hart is doing so knowing that versatility isn’t his game.Anthony Johnson, much like Hall and Hurd, has the NFL makeup with size Michael Irvin Jersey Stitched , length, and very trustworthy hands. Where he stands out above some of these guys is his abilities on the broken play. With a QB like Dak Prescott, you need a guy that can sometimes bail you out when the ball may not be perfect or you’re having to throw on the move, that’s Johnson. He’s also one of the better route salesmen in this class which is something that will be on the Cowboys radar. Johnson excels in man-coverage with defenders right on his hip, he plays with attitude on those contested throws, it’s his ball. Johnson does get a little chippy with defenders and the tendency to push off will draw OPI’s in the NFL.He does have a lengthy list of mechanical aspects to work on and he’s not much a threat after the catch. If he can refine the minute details and work on controlling a few bad habits, he’ll be an excellent receiver in today’s game. There are few immediate needs to fill for the Cowboys, so will the strategy be more about the long view?"The Dallas Cowboys don’t have a first-round pick in the looming NFL draft. But that is not the problem it could be. Because of moves made, including the use of that first-round pick to acquire Amari Cooper, getting the DeMarcus Lawrence deal wrapped up, and a more aggressive approach in free agency to net Robert Quinn and Randall Cobb, they have a really strong group already under contract, with no immediate pressing needs that have to be filled in the draft. They will be looking for upgrades, players that can come in and compete with those already on the team. There just is no place where they really are desperate for an immediate starter. Last year, we saw Leighton Vander Esch Youth Charles Haley Jersey , Connor Williams, and Michael Gallup achieve starting positions. We may not see as many as that among this year’s group.No, the six (as of now) names that Dallas will select will primarily be coming in as depth, and some will have an uphill battle to even make the 53-man roster. That can actually be good for both sides. The Cowboys can take players they know need a season of development. It was something that would have been good with Williams, who needed the benefits he seems to be reaping from a full offseason with the team. None of this year’s draftees will likely be thrown straight into the fire the way he was.If there is a position that the team is looking at for a significant contribution this year, it is probably safety. But that is about it. That means the team can look forward a bit and perhaps fit most of this year’s draftees to what they see as needs for 2020. Still, the rest of the draft picks can be looked at more for their return in the future than what they can do for the team right away. It is a bit of a luxury, but with the number of players who are going to be free agents after this year, it may be a necessity as well. Here are some of the notable spots that would be good places to stock the shelves a bit early. (For that matter, George Iloka is one of the one-year signees, so that position is one that has a double value.)Tight endJason Witten will certainly limit the available snaps for any tight end taken this year, but given his age, it is also pretty much a given that the team will need one in 2020. (He may prove me wrong, but I think this year is a way to transition to coaching after the broadcast thing flopped for him.) Many saw Witten’s return as really pushing the need to take a tight end down the list of priorities, but that seems a bit too short-term a way to look at it.Defensive endLawrence is locked up Charles Haley Jersey Stitched , but no one knows what is going to happen with Randy Gregory. Taco Charlton is still a big question mark as to whether he is going to live up to his draft status and Dorance Armstrong is mostly an unknown quantity. Tyrone Crawford still has a couple of years on his deal, but may be called on more inside as a 3-tech DT. Quinn and Kerry Hyder helped shore things up for now, but are in that one-year club. They say you can never have too many pass rushers, but the importance of getting one in the draft goes deeper than that for Dallas. Wide receiverThe Cowboys have a bit of a need here anyway with health questions surrounding Allen Hurns and Cedrick Wilson, but the future outlook comes into play as well. Cobb and Tavon Austin are both on one-year contracts, and Hurns is in the final season of his two-year deal. More WR talent, particularly someone who can perform out of the slot, is going to be worth a look.LinebackerThe Cowboys are in outstanding shape this year, with Vander Esch and Jaylon Smith perhaps the best duo in the game, and Sean Lee one of the best backups. But after this year, things get a bit skimpy. Lee, Joe Thomas, and Justin March-Lillard are all set to hit the market next year (with Lee a good candidate to go into coaching as well). That may explain why so many of the pre-draft visitors this year were linebackers. CornerbackThere is a need for some depth here, but Anthony Brown is also entering the last year of his contract. The team may want to have an option already on board in case they don’t want to do a second deal with him. He may earn that, but with the other big deals they are looking at Youth DeMarcus Ware Jersey , they may want to spend that cap space elsewhere.Defensive tackleThis is a potential need anyway, even with the addition of Christian Covington and the new deal for Daniel Ross. But the cupboard is really bare here for 2020, with them both on one-year deals while Maliek Collins and Antwaun Woods are also set to enter free agency. Dallas has been reluctant to use draft capital on DTs, but they should not only be looking to go there to help this year, this might be the best spot to consider some double dipping.Offensive lineThis is a sneaky one. But La’el Collins has just this year left on his deal, and both the backups in the interior of the line, Joe Looney and Xavier Su’a-Filo, are in the same boat. The fact four of the starting positions and the swing tackle (or possible replacement for Collins) are locked down for a while tends to distract from this, but drafting some O line talent would not be as strange as you might think. All these positions are ones where a draft pick would be more about the future than this fall.What it seems to show is that things may be a bit more open as far as position for the Cowboys in the draft. The odds are good there will be a pick or two that seem hard to figure out at first, but that make a lot more sense when you look at it from this perspective.
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