Dallas Cowboys: Who is the best wide receiver to take in the first round of the 2018 NFL draft?

STILLWATER, OK - SEPTEMBER 17 : Wide receiver James Washington
STILLWATER, OK - SEPTEMBER 17 : Wide receiver James Washington /
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Courtland Sutton (SMU): The Dallas Cowboys also seem very interested in Courtland Sutton as Jason Garrett attended his pro day. His forty time is possibly the worst of this group as he posted a 4.54. He is most likely the biggest wide receiver that the Cowboys will consider in the first round as he stands at 6’4, 216 pounds so the slower time is not that surprising.

His route running is not nearly as clean as Ridley or Moore but he can break off press coverage using his size and strength. He is a big guy so his catch radius is probably the best out of this group.

The more intriguing thing about Sutton is that he is a red zone weapon right away and can already make some of the catches the Cowboys would ask of him in that situation.

He is probably the closest thing resembling Dez Bryant in the 2018 draft as he does everything particularly well but can lean on his size. He may even have a better catch radius than Bryant and realistically if you are making the offense more suitable to Dak it would make sense to select a player like Sutton.

He may not be as fast as Ridley or Moore but Sutton is seemingly the more proven player not only in the red zone but as a starter in college as well. He averaged 10 touchdowns a season and broke 1,000 receiving yards twice. Sutton may not convert as many of his targets as Ridley or Moore but definitely has done more with them.

Chance of being selected by the Dallas Cowboys: 75 percent