Dallas Cowboys Complete Mock Draft: Taking unusual risks

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With the 129th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select:

Charlie Kolar. 129. player. 123. . Tight End. Dallas Cowboys

The Dallas Cowboys are going into the 2022 NFL Draft with one reliable Tight End who is on a one year deal. The team has been tied to the player and now Charlie Kolar from Iowa State is their selection in the fourth round.

Kolar took a major jump from his freshman (11 receptions, 137 yards, 3 TDs) to sophomore year (51 rec., 697 yards, 7 TDs). He didn’t necessarily make another big jump, but rather became more of a model of consistency.

He brings a brilliant NFL Tight End build off the bus at 6’7″ 257lbs. Long arms with soft hands. Kolar is an “Eagle Scout” type of player. From All-Conference awards to being the William V. Campbell recipient, the top academic and public service award in college football. Also known as the Academic Heisman.

The knocks on Kolar are going to be questions about his ceiling as a pass catching Tight End, especially between the 20s, as well as his aggressiveness. But regardless of how awkward his long limbs make him appear in his routes, he’s still an efficient and productive player.

This is where having Dalton Schultz back helps. Kolar may need a year to pick up on the rigors of the NFL game, so the Dallas Cowboys drafting Tight End 2 in round four is a solid plan of giving the team an instant presence as a rookie plus the ability to not ask too much of the player and letting him develop (More picks…).