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Can WR Noah Brown be a Surprise Starter in 2018?

With all of the new faces the added to the position it's easy to overlook someone like . Everyone is anxiously awaiting to find out what the “new toys” can do, but they tend to overlook an ascending player who's already on the roster. That is exactly what I believe Brown is in his second-year and why he could be a surprise starter in 2018.

Noah Brown didn't have a large offensive role as a rookie in 2017, but he did show flashes of a player whose arrow is trending upward. And now that the Cowboys have revamped pretty much the entire receiver position, Brown has a chance to climb the and become much more than just a role player.

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Dallas Cowboys WR Noah Brown

There is really no way of knowing exactly where and how the Dallas Cowboys plan to deploy their WRs this season. The only thing we really know right now is that will once again be the slot WR. Everything else is completely up for grabs, which is why this could be the to watch throughout the remainder of the .

With , , and quite possibly all gone, someone is going to have to catch passes from in 2018. , who the Cowboys signed as a , is expected to replace some of that lost production as either the X or Y WR. But, behind him there's a lot of unknown.

The third-round draft pick has the skill set to also play either X or Y, and should be part of the equation as well. But, you never really know how these collegiate players will transition to the speed of the NFL.

That is why I believe Noah Brown has a real shot at becoming a starter this season. This is especially true with Terrance Williams recent off the field troubles. I kind of doubt he has a job much longer.

With Williams likely on his way out, Noah Brown moves up the depth chart. I believe he can immediately step in and replace #83's production in the and as a blocker in the as well. We got a glimpse of him doing just that last season, which might be why he's getting first-team reps in organized team activities (OTA's).

It's easy to forget, but Noah Brown was mostly utilized as a blocking WR/TE last season. At 6'2″, 225, Brown is now the biggest and most physical receiver on the Cowboys roster. His blocking ability is what got him on the field as a rookie, but he's no slob in the passing game if given the chance.

Brown is already a solid route runner, but he has been working during the offseason with a WR Guru, David Robinson, to improve this area of his game.

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Now, I may be a little biased since I was a fan of Noah Brown's before the Cowboys drafted him. I actually had a fourth-round grade on him coming out of Ohio, so I was ecstatic Dallas was able to get him in the seventh.

But, despite my favoritism, I can really envision him becoming a surprise starter when the season opens up. He not only has the skill set to do it, but a year in the system could gives him an advantage over these new additions. It could of making all the difference.

Do you think WR Noah Brown be a surprise starter in 2018?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
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Sexcdex Xfact

I agree wholeheartedly with all you’ve stated thus far in this article concerning Mr Noah Brown WR
With that said, how will it be any surprise? /or he be a “surprise starter”?
Noah Brown is a prototype Dez Bryant, but slightly faster & a better blocker/route-runner to boot
Lenoir, Cannon & other future-signed receivers are just as promising with Noah leading the entire pack if you ask me
So NO, it will be even more surprising to me if he’s not a starter
As I’ve commented in other articles : Dez & Written consumed far too much time & snaps from developing receiver that would have preserved themselves & better prepared/perserved Dallas’s future
Bottomline
Many teams will be rewarded with very talented receivers Dallas won’t be able to stash away in 2018
Thank God for Will McClay & Co for scouting Noah Brown, (referenced I recall by Ezekiel Elliot)
Welcome aboard again Noah & future Cowboys WR’s

Brian Martin

Many people aren’t even giving Noah Brown much of a chance to even make the final 53-man roster, let alone viewing him as a starter. They already have Hurns, Gallup, Beasley, and maybe T-Will as the top WRs. That doesn’t leave much room for Brown or anybody else.

Emilio Gonzalez

I think he has a good chance of playing is not about speed here is about getting open Noah has good hands for a wide receiver. Thanks

Kevin Black

The spot Terrance Williams holds will be the key. If Williams is let go or suspended, Brown easily makes the 53 man roster. That means he gets opportunities to showcase his ability not just during preseason but during the regular season. I’m a huge fan of the pick for Brown and have been rooting for him ever since.

I know NFL pundits think Dallas has the worst WR group in the game, but by the end of the season, I don’t think that will be the case.

Bill

dont think so. Maybe to start the season

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