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2018 NFL Draft: LSU WR DJ Chark Visits Cowboys

As rumors continue to circle around about veteran 's future with the , the team has reportedly held another private workout for one the wide outs in the 2018 class.

This time, they brought in wide receiver DJ Chark. reported the happenings of the meeting, and did draw a conclusion that this could be evidence of “Dez's destiny” with the team.

I have next-to-no feeling on how Dez Bryant's meeting with will go, so let's instead discuss DJ Chark and how he'd fit with the Cowboys. Chark is a 6'2″ 199 pound wide out who can bring vertical playmaking to the Cowboys .

DJ Chark is incredibly fast, running a 4.34 at the , and he consistently showed off that speed when given the chance to at LSU. Chark is able to use his speed to quickly accelerate past and create that “easy separation” we've been looking for from Cowboys receivers.

Chark is much faster than the typical 4.5 speed the guys the Cowboys tend to draft, but changing their plan of action would probably do their good. Despite this speed and ability to win vertically, Chark is a bit inconsistent as a route runner.

He isn't the crisp or smooth route runner that a is, and he's forced to win in some very different ways. I also don't know how diverse a route tree Chark can run at this point, and it's going to take some to get him right in these areas. Still, DJ Chark can be a productive contributor that can stretch the field for an NFL offense going forward.

DJ Chark will bring nothing but upside to whichever team drafts him, and he could be a solid option 50th overall for the Dallas Cowboys. I do think there will be better options available, however, though these receivers are so jumbled together that it will come down to team preference in the end.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Brady
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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