There’s a good chance the Cowboys lose at least two key wide receivers this offseason — Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson are both free agents.
There’s also the possibility that Dallas chooses to move on from wide receiver Amari Cooper this offseason (though that wouldn’t be wise).
Those personnel decisions make drafting a wide receiver in the first round a viable option for the Cowboys.
And that’s why CBS Sports has Dallas taking wide receiver Arkansas Razorbacks wide receiver Treylon Burks with the No. 24 overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft.
Here’s what they say about the pick:
Although Burks has primarily operated out of the slot at Arkansas, he has the size and traits to be competitive on the boundary. Dallas will have to make decisions on Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup in the not-too-distant future and that could lead to the franchise supplementing the position elsewhere. If Cedrick Wilson and Gallup are gone, then it opens the door for Burks to start. If there are two things that I know, it is that Jerry Jones loves to make a splash and the Arkansas Razorbacks.
Burks, 6-foot-3/225 lbs, had a big year for the Razorbacks in 2021, catching 66 passes for 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior.
Moving on from Gallup and Wilson and filling those vacancies with youth could be a good (and cheaper) decision by the Cowboys. It would allow the franchise to address other areas.
But this only works if Dallas chooses to bring Cooper back in 2022.
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