Dallas Cowboys Draft: 5 Different Receivers in 5 Different Rounds

AUBURN, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 30: Henry Ruggs III #11 of the Alabama(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
AUBURN, ALABAMA - NOVEMBER 30: Henry Ruggs III #11 of the Alabama(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /
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AUSTIN, TX – NOVEMBER 29: Devin Duvernay #6 (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images) /

Rounds 4 and 5

Devin Duvernay

Rounds four and five offer guys who can add to your team, but maybe not right away in high volume. There are quite a few names in this area with Gabriel Davis, Quintez Cephus, Michael Pittman, and Devin Duvernay. Each has some things they will need serious work on, but for what the Cowboys are looking for Duvernay might be the best option.

Duvernay is the fastest of this group and would instantly be a boon to special teams. He has really good hands and great speed, but the rest of his game will need work. His route running and release are marginal at times, and he uses his speed to beat defenders rather than technique.

For a deep threat, Duvernay is the pick. He will take the top off a defense, but don’t ask him to run a lot of routes to do so. If the Cowboys would rather go a different route a name like Isaiah Hodges would be a big target that could play the jump ball.

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Rounds 6 and 7

Quez Watkins

The last two rounds of the draft offer depth, but are guys that will play a very specific role rather than be large volume guys. Names like Binjamin Victor, Austin Mack, Kalija Lipscomb, and Quez Watkins are all names who could be picked late.

Of the four names above Watkins offers the most speed. With a 4.35 40 time, Watkins turned heads finishing second in the drill among receivers. Watkins needs work on his routes and physicality, but his speed is something that will instantly help a team. He tends to be more of a body catcher and can get overpowered by physical corners, however, his speed instantly puts his name in as a kick returner.

Victor and Mack offer a lot more in terms of receiving and routes, Lipscomb is fast and has good releases, and they could easily be picked and Watkins may go undrafted. However, in the seventh round is when teams grab guys they don’t think they can get after the draft, and his speed is one all teams will look for.