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Can TE Blake Jarwin Make His Mark On 2018 Cowboys?

For the first time in a long time, the enter a season without knowing exactly who will start for them at . Of course, over the last 15 years has occupied that role week in and week out, but due to his the Cowboys are now searching for his replacement.

is the assumed starter heading into mini camp as he has had the most tangible NFL success of any of the tight ends currently on the roster. “hive” is losing steam by the week, and judging by his own quotes it doesn't sound like he even expects to be around the Cowboys much longer.

Then there is 2018 draft pick , who while expected to make some type of impact in 2018, specifically as a blocker, has yet to play a down of actual NFL action.

The forgotten man of this position group is former tight end , but if early indication from mean anything whatsoever he may not be forgotten about for long.

According to's Rob Phillips, Blake Jarwin finished off each of the final open OTA practices with touchdown catches from . Phillips also reported that Jawrin has impressed with his ability to separate from defenders downfield and pose a receiving threat thus far in OTAs.

Blake Jarwin was signed as an undrafted back in October of 2017, and considering his versatility as a college tight end and , it's easy to understand why. At Oklahoma State, Jarwin was used in-line as a traditional tight end, in the slot, and even out wide on the boundary. Jarwin was first team all conference as a Junior, and was named second team all conference following his senior season.

Due to some underwhelming stats Blake Jarwin was never known as much of a receiving threat at Oklahoma State, but his route running ability and athleticism allows for a higher ceiling as a pass catcher in the NFL. Regardless, Jarwin could be useful as a blocker in the Cowboys run-heavy scheme.

Of course, success during OTA workouts means next-to-nothing, but considering how wide open the Cowboys' tight end situation appears to be you should definitely keep your eye on Blake Jarwin moving forward.

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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