Dallas Cowboys: Scouting WR Charleston Rambo (Late round sleeper?)

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However you look at it, the Dallas Cowboys are in the market for a WR or two this offseason. Between free agency and, god forbid, roster cuts, the Cowboys need to find more than just depth, they need to find prospects that can contribute.

Positions like offensive line, defensive line, tight end, and linebacker will likely take priority on draft weekend. Meaning the Dallas Cowboys will probably have to target WR in the mid-to-late rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft. One player expected to go in that range is Miami WR, Charleston Rambo

Charleston Rambo could be the perfect sleeper for the Dallas Cowboys in the 2022 NFL Draft

While names like Skyy Moore and Wan’Dale Robinson dominate draft buzz in Cowboys Nation these days, both are top-100 guys whose draft position only figures to go up. Someone like Charleston Rambo who The Draft Network has slotted at 178 on their Big Board and 224 on their simulator could be just the draft day steal the Dallas Cowboys need at the tail end of the draft.

Charleston Rambo, a former 4-star recruit who transferred from Oklahoma to Miami his last season, is one of the better developmental prospects in the 2022 NFL Draft. At 6-foot 185 lbs. he resembles current Dallas Cowboys WR, Cedrick Wilson, in size and in stature. Also similar to “Ced”, Rambo is long enough and experienced enough to play the outside, but naturally fits best in the slot.

Rambo’s college career is best described as “inconsistent.” He came to Oklahoma hyped and surrounded with buzz, but he never realized his potential. His routes weren’t reliable, his hands weren’t reliable, and his overall contributions weren’t reliable. He offered highlights, but couldn’t fill in the blanks.

Miami resurrected his career. His development broke out of its plateau and rocketed upward. Routes improved, hands became more reliable, and instead of disappearing for long stretches at a time, Rambo became Miami’s single-season reception leader with 79 catches for 1172 yards. Rambo had over 90 yards in eight of 12 games in 2022.

Rambo can track the ball well downfield and while not extraordinarily physical (very lean build) he’s not afraid to mix it up and fight for the ball or even make a key block. He also follows blocks well and can navigate patiently making him a good option on bubble screens as someone with decent yards after the catch (YAC) ability.

Charleston Rambo is not a sure thing. It took him a long time to get to where he is now and he will need grooming at the next level. But he’s been said to have a good work ethic and competitive nature which will serve him well. He also took most of his snaps outside. As stated earlier, he’s probably better suited inside like Cedrick Wilson.

He should have no issues gaining separation from the slot position, and as long as his hands don’t betray him, he should have a nice career as a WR3 in the pros.

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For a late round pick, Charleston Rambo has major sleeper potential. The Dallas Cowboys would be wise to keep an eye on him as the draft approaches.