Despite signing former Green Bay Packers wide out Randall Cobb this offseason, there’s no almost doubt the Cowboys will be looking to add another player to their wide receiver room during the 2019 NFL Draft.
Spending a premium pick on a receiver who probably won’t make much of an impact his rookie year wouldn’t be too smart, however, especially as the Cowboys look to fill more pressing holes elsewhere on the roster.
Dallas will be able to find wide receiver talent on day three of the draft, though, as this is a relatively deep class despite being somewhat weak at the top.
Here are three names to look out for on day three.
Penny Hart, Georgia State
Penny Hart is a name we haven’t heard much about over the last couple of months, but after jumping on the scene at the Senior Bowl, Hart deserves strong consideration on day three.
At about 5’8″ and 180 pounds, Hart’s size and frame are clear question marks as he transitions to the NFL. Still, his shiftiness as a route runner and quick feet in open space make Hart an intriguing slot prospect in the 6th or 7th round.
Penny Hart would be a bit of a project for this coaching staff, but after signing Cobb in free agency and trading for Amari Cooper during the 2018 season, they can afford to draft-and-stash Penny Hart.
Hunter Renfrow, Clemson
Yes, that Hunter Renfrow has finally entered the NFL Draft. Like Penny Hart, Renfrow is an undersized receiver who will need to make his living in the slot. But unlike Penny Hart, Renfrow is more of a polished route runner who likely won’t make it past round five.
Renfrow will be at his best in the slot, using his route running and reliable hands to make him a quarterback favorite throughout his career. Though he’ll never be accused of having a “high ceiling,” Renfrow will be exactly what he was in college for whichever team drafts him in the NFL.
And that’s enough to make him a heck of a day three target for the Dallas Cowboys.
Stanley Morgan Jr., Nebraska
Last, but certainly not least, is Nebraska’s Stanley Morgan Jr. Morgan is the best route runner of all three of these receivers, and will be the first of the three to come off the board as well. Though he likely qualifies as a day three target, the Cowboys may need to consider using their 90th overall selection to snag him if they truly covet him.
At 6’0″ 195 pounds, Morgan is a well-built slot receiver who’s soft hands and precise route running should excite all wide receiver hungry NFL teams. Morgan is one of the best route runners in this entire draft class, let alone just among the day three targets.
Morgan’s biggest downfall? His ability to beat press-man coverage, as physical and fast corners gave him some troubles at the college level. He’ll only see more of these types of players in the NFL, so it’s an area he’ll need to improve upon.