6th Round – Keke Coutee – Wide Receiver – Texas Tech
With all of the talk of the Dallas Cowboys needing to find speed at wide receiver, Keke Coutee could be a target in the sixth round. With a blazing 4.43 speed, watching him run down field whether it is after a catch or on a kick return, teams have to account for him. Coutee won’t wow you with his route running, but his ability to take the top off a defense is very real.
With Stephen Jones saying this last week the Dallas Cowboys might select more than one receiver, in the sixth round Coutee made sense. Texas Tech never asked him to run a full route tree, so he will need some work there, but he gets separation simply from his speed. He will adjust to a ball in the air, but he won’t win a ton of 50/50 balls.
In this case, the Cowboys are simply looking for speed and depth. Coutee would be exactly that to a wide receiving corps lack in both. He will have to work on strength, but could contribute right away on special teams and in certain sets.
Other names: Jaleel Scott and Tyler Conklin