Round 3 – Mike Gesicki – Tight End – Penn St.
This was a really hard round and a hard spot to pick in. While there were certainly players available, there was consistently a logjam of really good tight ends at the top of the board.
Looking at it, they were some of the best players available, but the run on them just hadn’t started. I went with Gesicki over Hayden Hurst and Mike Andrews. I like Hurst, but at 25, for almost the same skillset, Gesicki could have an extra few years in him. The coin flip of Gesicki and Andrews goes to Gesicki, well because, I don’t think he dropped a ball in college his entire time there.
Gesicki is not a complete tight end, make no mistake. He is marginal as a blocker and will need to add some size. Gesicki runs probably the best routes of the tight end class. He almost always catches with his hands away from his body and while he will not burn anyone with speed, he just seems to get open. I believe the Cowboys will want more of a receiving tight end to help Prescott, they have some good depth for blockers at tight end.
Other than the tight ends, the other way to go here is Equinimeous St. Brown and Simmie Cobbs as receivers and Quin Blanding at safety. While this will not make all of the Cowboys fans happy, this adds a legitimate weapon in the passing game.
Here is a video of Gesicki against Washington. He is number 88.