With the 193rd pick in the 2022 NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys Select:
It’s hard to say if one single test has ever dropped a player in the way the 40 yard dash killed Texas A&M’s Jalen Wydermyer’s draft stock. That doesn’t mean he isn’t worthy of being drafted and it doesn’t mean the Dallas Cowboys won’t be the ones to bring him aboard.
The free fall came at the Aggie Pro Day when Wydermyer posted a dreadful 40 time of 5.01s and 5.03s. Previously, it was thought Wydermyer may be able to lump his name in with a quality pack of Tight Ends near the 2nd and 3rd rounds of this draft.
Instead, the term “Priority Free Agent” started getting tossed around. But with one final selection in the 2022 draft and having yet addressed the Tight End position, Wydermyer will be drafted and get his chance to show his game on the field isn’t the same as his speed in shorts and a T-shirt.
One thing to suggest the Dallas Cowboys want to be thorough in evaluating Wydermyer is the fact he was one of the team’s 30 visit players.
His tape and production while at College Station were decent, but neither blows you away. In his career he grabbed 118 receptions for 1,468 yards and 16 TDs in 35 games played. as an Aggie Tight End those are great numbers. As what teams are looking for in a TE2, he may be able to fit that mold.
Solid, yet unspectacular. And the truth is that could very well be the best description for Jalen Wydermyer.
To make the team and fight off down-the-chart Tight Ends on the Cowboys roster, Wydermyer will have to become an improved blocker while presenting himself as a valuable red zone threat. He’s likely to never become a TE1, but the selection at least gives the Dallas Cowboys a chance at depth while they find Dalton Schultz’s successor.
AND THERE YOU HAVE IT! THE 2022 DALLAS COWBOYS DRAFT CLASS!
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