Dallas Cowboys Round 3, Pick 100 – Jonathan Mingo – WR Ole Miss
Height: 6 – 1 | Weight: 220 |
Trade w/ Raiders.
The Raiders received: Pick 71 and 176
Dallas received: Pick 100, 109 and 141
Jonathan Mingo has a distinct set of skills to bring to the WR room. A big, physical wide receiver listed at 6’2″-225 lbs with a very impressive 4.46 speed.
Mingo has played in more than 40 games during his time at Ole Miss. Throughout Mingo’s career, he has continued to develop and carve out a bigger role for himself.
He is an exceptional route runner and has been applauded for his commitment to work. His size may make you assume he’s just a possession receiver, but he has a lot more to offer.
Mingo’s impressive ability to quickly run after catching the ball and his large frame makes him an attractive wide receiver pick for Mike McCarthy’s west coast offense.
If none of the desired prospects are obtainable and trading back isn’t an option, Mingo could be looked at as a potential selection on Day 2.
Since parting ways with Dez Bryant, the Dallas Cowboys have been without a bully wide receiver.
Dallas Cowboys Round 3, Pick 109 – Wanya Morris – OT Oklahoma
Height: 6 – 5 | Weight: 307
Wayna Morris has all the tools to be successful in the NFL including his impressive size, top-notch athleticism, and arm length that is above average for the class–his wingspan of 35 1/8″ is one of the greatest of any player in the class.
His feet are constantly moving, with the capability to generate force right away, and he reaches his spot very quickly with lengthy, energetic strides. Despite his imposing stature at 6’5″ and weighing 307 pounds, Morris’s mobility and flexibility are really quite impressive for a blocker of his size.
His capacity for aggression in the running game is remarkable, as he has the power to drive people back or laterally into the ground, creating plenty of space for running plays.
He is able to put his strength to good use in pass protection, giving him the opportunity to surprise opponents with a punch. He is mean and nasty in the run game.
He has demonstrated his powerful lower body strength and has shown a steady anchor. When he has you in his mitts. The opposing defender is almost out of luck and has very little chance of recovery.
With the right amount of skill development, he could become a swing-tackle in the NFL and eventually transition into a starting role.