Dallas Cowboys need speed at WR: 3 free agents who can help

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Dallas Cowboys need speed

Marquez Valdes-Scantling

40 time: 4.37 seconds

Marquez Valdes-Scantling was always considered a favorite to re-sign in Green Bay. The former 5th round pick has played his entire career in Green Bay and expressed interest in returning even if Rodgers left. With Devante Adams gone, one would expect the Packers to get this deal done, so you can imagine we grow a little suspicious when all we hear are crickets.

Maybe MVS isn’t such a lock to return after all…

You can see above by his 40-time why he’s such an intriguing WR to target. You can’t teach speed and Marquez Valdes-Scantling has speed in spades. In fact, of qualified candidates (100+ receptions), MVS is No. 1 in the entire NFL yards per reception since 2018. You think Emmanuel Sanders was nasty with 14.9 yards/reception? Try 17.5 yards/reception.

Where MVS divides scouts is in his inconsistency and polish. Four years into his career, you’d think he would have matured as a player more. Statistically coming off his worst season as a pro, MVS doesn’t hit the market a red hot commodity. The interest is out there, with a handful of teams said to be kicking the tires.

MVS is not going to break the bank and he won’t be expecting a top-3 role so Dallas would be in play if they came knocking. At 6-foot-4, 206lbs Marquez Valdes-Scantling can line up on the outside and not get swallowed up by defensive backs. He would open the field for guys like CeeDee Lamb to work the middle of the field, and he’d immediately add an extra element to the attack.

And at age 27, he may even surprise someone with his development