No one really knows exactly what the Dallas Cowboys wide receiver position will look like when the 2018 season gets underway. There are still way too many things that can happen between now and then to know anything for certain, but things could become much clearer after the completion of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Luckily, the draft is just two weeks away, which should help put an end to any kind of speculation or rumors circulating around the Internet. One thing is for sure though, things could start to get really interesting April 26 when the draft gets underway.
I know it’s extremely rare for veteran players to get traded during the draft, but if I’m Dez Bryant or Cole Beasley for that matter, I’m sitting a little uneasy until it’s all over. Both of them could be at risk of getting traded.
I know I’m probably reading too much into the fact the Dallas Cowboys haven’t made an official announcement about what they plan to do with their stockpile of wide receivers, but something’s got to give. There are just simply too many WRs on the roster right now and not all of them are going to make the final cut.
Unfortunately, Cole Beasley is entering the last year of his contract and Dez Bryant’s contract doesn’t match his production. Also, it looks as if the Dallas Cowboys could possibly have their replacements already on the roster in Allen Hurns and Ryan Switzer. Things don’t look too good for the Cowboys top two WRs right now.
I have absolutely no doubt both Bryant and Beasley would receive a lot of interest from several teams around the league if they were put on the trade market. Bryant isn’t quite as washed up as a lot of Cowboys Nation believes, and Beasley is one of the better slot receivers in the league.
Off the top of my head, the Cleveland Browns, New York Jets, Chicago Bears, Baltimore Ravens, Green Bay Packers, Miami Dolphins, San Francisco 49ers, and Seattle Seahawks all have needs at wide receiver and could show some degree of interest in acquiring Dez Bryant or Cole Beasley. If the Cowboys wanted, I don’t think they would have any problem finding a willing trade partner.
With 10 draft picks already, the Dallas Cowboys could use Dez Bryant and Cole Beasley to do even more wheeling and dealing.
For instance, if they wanted to move up in the first round for a player they truly coveted, they could sweeten the deal by throwing in Bryant or Beasley. That could keep them from giving up an extra draft pick and dump a player with an expiring contract.
This of course is all speculation, but not completely out of the realm of possibility. Like I mentioned earlier, things could really get interesting when the draft finally gets underway.