When NFL teams want to change their fortunes, there are two ways to do it. If a team feels they are only a player or two away, then they can try to find that piece through free agency. If an NFL team feels it needs multiple pieces, however, then the best way to transform your team is through the NFL Draft. The Dallas Cowboys fall under the second category. They have multiple holes to fill, and they desperately need to fill some of them in the upcoming draft.
Before they get to the draft in May, they must first go to the NFL Combine. I have been attempting to identify a player at each position I believe would be a good fit for the Cowboys. Here I am going to give Cowboys fans a WR to watch during the Combine.
Dallas has a nice WR group. However, there are many rumors that Miles Austin will be a salary cap casualty. Even without Austin, Dallas still has Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley. However, if Dez or Terrance were to go down with an injury, the Cowboys could be in a bind. I don’t believe Dallas should use a high pick on a WR, but I believe it is possible to get one player later in the draft who could still make an impact. That WR is Mike Davis of the Texas Longhorns.
Davis had a solid career at Texas. In four seasons he caught 200 passes for 2,753 yards and 18 touchdowns. He put up those numbers despite playing with subpar QBs. Davis is not the tallest at just 6-foot, and he is not the fastest. However, he has a knack for making plays.
Most scouts project Davis to be taken somewhere between the fourth and sixth-round, so the team that takes him will not have to use a high pick. Davis has the potential to be a steal for someone, and it makes sense for the Cowboys to take that chance.
Dallas has more pressing needs than WR, but more than anything else Dallas needs talented players who can contribute early on. I believe Davis will be that type of guy. As Cowboys fans tune in to the NFL Combine, the must-watch WR is Mike Davis.