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Cowboys 2023 Draft: Keep an eye on WR Jayden Reed

One need the should try to fill early via the is . Don't expect them to take one with their first-round pick, but one key to improving is adding someone on the outside, and he might be sitting pretty for the Cowboys in the .

, the 6-0 foot senior from Michigan State, has been impressive this week at the Reese's .

Reed was the fastest-recorded player on the first day of the Senior Bowl. The wide receiver was clocked at 20.05 mph, with Iowa State Wideout Xavier Hutchinson the next closest at 19.92 mph.

As a Michigan State fan, Reed had a very disappointing year despite being projected as one of the best wideouts in the country to start the year.

For those who pay attention to , Reed showed the type of talent he could be in 2021.

Last year he caught 59 passes for 1,026 yards and 10 touchdowns. It helped that he played alongside rookie standout Kenneth Walker of the , but he will have that type of talent around him if the Cowboys happen to take him.

When doing more research on him, scouts continue to talk about his top-end speed, and he is excellent at creating separation. Before this week started, he was a top-100 prospect worthy of a day-two pick in the 2023 . Even as an undersized wide receiver.

The Cowboys currently hold the 26th overall pick and then pick 58 in the second round. With the week that Reed produced, I am worried that he may not make it another 20-plus picks down to the Cowboys in the second round.

We all know — the of him trading up to take a guy like Reed is HIGHLY unlikely. Although it would be awesome, it won't happen.

We know the Cowboys' most significant needs in this year's draft. It is corner, wide receiver, and probably another to help bolster the for .

Dallas will take a guy like from Penn State in the if he doesn't go earlier.

The second round is wide open for them to take a guy like Reed.

One another name I have seen on is from Tennessee. Hyatt finished the season with 67 receptions for 1,267 yards and set a program-record 15 touchdowns.

When you compare the numbers from Hyatt this season and Reed from last year, they are close. Hyatt has the , but Reed also had Walker leading the . Reed will be a perfect piece for this Cowboys offense if they bring back .

He played in one of the best conferences in college football and could be another guy that can create a mismatch on the outside. After that contract last , we still need to find out what is going on with .

Unlike , who the Cowboys took a year ago from an FBS school, a guy like Reed could be a real game-changer for this offense.

Shane Taylor
Shane Taylor
Cowboys fan from the Midwest. Writing is fun, Staff writer for Inside The Star. Follow me on twitter @ShaneTaylor43

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