Top 4 WRs After Round One Of 2018 NFL Draft
Dallas Cowboys released their No1 wide receiver Dez Bryant, and now they will look to find his replacement in the upcoming draft. But there might not be a WR worthy of a first-round pick, and because of that, we are going to look at receivers that could land in Dallas in later rounds. Here are the players that are most suitable to wear a star on their helmets.
James Washington – Oklahoma State
When it comes to his proportions, Washington is not the biggest receiver in the draft, but he makes up for that with his physicality. He’s 5-foot-11 and has a reliable pair of hands, plus the ability to beat press man coverage. Add his speed to the mix, and he could be a nightmare for cornerbacks at NFL level.
During his career at Oklahoma State, Washington recorded 52 games, 226 receptions, for 4,472 yards and 39 touchdowns. He was selected to All-Big 12 First team and won a 2017 Biletnikoff Award which goes to the best receiver in the nation. James left OS as their all-time leading receiver.
D.J. Chark – LSU
Chark wasn’t an outstanding college receiver mostly due to the fact that he played in a run-heavy offense. But, what makes him attractive for NFL teams is his 6-foot-3 height and immense speed which he demonstrated at the combine.
His main traits are the ability to outrun defenses and precise route running. At LSU he played in 25 matches, recording 66 receptions, for 1,615 yards and 10 TDs.
Michael Gallup – Colorado State
One of the players from later rounds with a big shot at success is definitely Michael Gallup. His combination of speed and strength is what it takes to beat a defense. In 2017 he was in the top 10 receivers in the nation in both yards and receptions.
At Colorado State, he recorded 176 receptions in 26 games, for 2,690 yards and 21 touchdowns. He was also part of All-Mountain West First Team and a Biletnikoff Award finalist.
Daurice Fountain – Northern Iowa
Fountain is one of the players that Dallas Cowboys talked to during pre-draft visits. He’s 6-foot-1 and has the exact physicality that Cowboys would like to have. Daurice has the necessary speed and covers wide radius in down-field. With proper coaching, he could be an ideal replacement for Dez Bryant.
While at Northern Iowa, Fountain started in 52 games. He recorded 150 receptions, for 2,077 yards and 23 touchdowns. It’s worth mentioning that ha managed to won William H. Coffman Award for Most Outstanding Offensive Player.