Simi Fehoko, WR, Stanford Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft
4th Round, Pick 138
Simi Fehoko, WR, Stanford
If you understand how head coach Mike McCarthy drafts wide receivers, it shouldn’t come as a surprise to see Fehoko as the selection. It is largely uncertain whether the team will re-sign current WR4 Noah Brown and with Cedric Wilson being used mostly for special teams, the team should consider using a late-round pick on a wide receiver.
The redshirt junior is your typical big-bodied Stanford wide receiver standing 6-feet-4, 220 pounds. In six games this season he caught 37 passes for 545 yards and three touchdowns. Averaging nearly 16 yards per reception, the All-Pac 12 receiver displays surprisingly good athletic ability in addition to his big frame and catch radius.
In a perfect world, the Cowboys would love to drop back and through passes to the intermediate and deep areas of the field taking advantage of their good offensive line, quarterback, and wide receivers. Fehoko has the athletic ability to beat press and off coverage, solid lateral quickness, and hip fakes to manipulate DBs hips in phase, and is aggressive at the catch competiting for contested catches.
The production in six games was good especially accounting for the fact that Stanford continues to be a run-heavy offense from heavier personnel. Fehoko can be a very productive receiver at the next level, it will just depend on where he goes. In Dallas being the fourth option and playing alongside other good offensive weapons, he could become the team’s elite deep threat receiver.
(Or he could play second fiddle to Michael Gallup, I’m not opposed to anything except bad football)