The Cowboys cannot go with a receiver in the 1st Round of this upcoming 2020 NFL Draft.
Although this draft has tons of talent and depth at the position, the defense has too many needs to add to strength.
With star WR Amari Cooper getting re-signed to a massive 9-figure deal and the breakout season of Colorado State Michael Gallup, the starting receivers are looking extremely good for the new look McCarthy offense.
With needs at Defensive End and Safety, even if Oklahoma superstar WR CeeDee Lamb is there at #17, the team cannot afford to pick another receiver. Although the trio would be incredible, with players such as South Carolina DL Javon Kinlaw, LSU LB K’Lavon Chaisson, and Alabama S Xavier McKinney still being on the board at the pick, the Cowboys would be foolish not to pick one of them.
Another aspect the Cowboys should consider is that Gallup will be due for a large payday after the 2021 season and Cooper will be under contract through the 2024 season, therefore having a third receiver costing big money would be foolish.
The receiver position will allocate at least $30 million a year assuming Gallup gets a big deal he deserves.
That being said, the team should look for cheaper options in free agency such as bringing back Tavon Austin or using a later pick for a slot receiver such as Texas product Devin Duvernay. This would be a smarter option instead of taking Lamb or reaching on a player like Justin Jefferson. The ‘Boys need to do whatever they can to save money at the slot receiver position.
I am a big fan of Duvernay with a later round pick. He put up huge numbers during his senior season and has sub 4.4 speed, he is polished and could fit in perfectly in the slot. Austin could also be good to bring back as he is familiar with Kellen Moore, Prescott, and the rest of the offense.
Here is a look at some of Duvernay’s highlights.
And just for fun here’s a look at one of the best college football highlight tapes courtesy of West Virginia Tavon Austin.
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