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Oct 6, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys receiver Cole Beasley (11) runs after a reception against Denver Broncos cornerback Tony Carter (32) at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys NFL Draft: Is Mike Evans An Option?

At 6’5″, 230 pounds, there may not be a more intriguing receiver in this draft than Mike Evans. During his time at Texas A&M, Evans performed in the spotlight with Johnny Manziel throwing him the football. The Aggies always had Evans on the right side because that was the side Manziel favored when he was rolling out. With his frame, Evans has the skills to become a contributor in an NFL offense right away.

 

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Dez Bryant is freak, and he will be in Dallas for a long time after they extend him past the 2015 season. Behind Bryant, there aren’t many players the Cowboys can rely on. Terrance Williams played above expectations in 2013, but there are concerns about him being the No. 2 receiver. To me, Williams is a better fit in the slot because he is small and he can spread the field. Williams is also a body-catcher, which is something outside receivers cannot do. To play outside, Williams needs to do a better job at using his hands to catch the football.

Cole Beasley and Dwayne Harris are also guys who could see extended repetitions in 2014. Neither have the size, but both are quick, shifty, and they can simply catch the football. Beasley was excellent in 2013 and he should have a bigger role in this offense going forward. Similarly, Harris is electric when he has the ball in his hands. In the past two years, Harris has single-handedly improved his special teams play. He is fast and does a good job of reading defenses when he has the ball in his hands.

Williams, Beasley, and Harris are all nice players, but they are complementary receivers for the NFL. The Cowboys need another receiver who can bring this offense over-the-top. About a year or two ago, the Chicago Bears had a good receiving corps, but they improved it even more with the addition of Alshon Jeffery. Since, Jeffery has blossomed into one of the game’s best receivers. Drafting Evans might be idiotic to some people, but he would be the best player available if he falls to Dallas at 16?

Tags: Dallas Cowboys Dez Bryant Mike Evans Terrance Williams

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