Dallas Cowboys Draft: 7 Wide Receivers for 7 Rounds

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Trevon Grimes, WR, Florida Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports
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Trevon Grimes, Florida

Value: Good

Apparently, we’re doing a showcase of receivers from some of the most popular SEC schools because Grimes is now the fourth receiver from the SEC to find himself on this mock. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound wideout was a third fiddle to Kyle Pitts and Kadarius Toney but his skill set was incredibly valuable as a field stretcher and contested-catch guy.

Marshall Jr, Palmer, and now Grimes providing the same skill set. I’m not necessarily suggesting the Cowboys target a specific skill set, but there is value for these types of receivers in the vertical passing offense of Kellen Moore. Grimes, a former five-star prospect, tested fairly well at his pro day. He recorded a 4.50-second 40-yard dash, a 7-second 3-cone drill, and a 35-inch vertical jump. The numbers were expected, but still necessary given how he plays.

Even though he impressed with his three-cone drill time, Grimes lateral quickness is adequate at best. This can cause him to struggle to generate separation quickness in the short areas of the field as he doesn’t have a natural feel to challenge DBs leverage in this area of the field. In off coverage, his acceleration is solid but his foot quickness doesn’t challenge DBs out of their break.

Where he does win is in the intermediate and deep areas. He is able to use his bigger frame to separate with long arms at the top of routes and create separation for his QB. He showed a consistent knack to stack defenders moving deep at Florida but his ball tracking would be solid at best. This was unfortunate as he caught one touchdown every 4 passes in his senior season; he could’ve had more receptions and touchdowns.

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As a contested-catch threat, Grimes is solid. It is a big part of his game, but his ball tracking and body control are solid at best hence resulting in more incomplete passes than expected. Grimes could work as a fourth option for the Dallas Cowboys with upside to fill the X or Z spots, but as it currently stands he’s limited in his route tree compared to Gallup coming out of college.

If he were to be a starting wide receiver, it’d be a little later in his career than when Gallup’s boom occurred.