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Cowboys Draft: 3 TE Targets In The Fourth Round

The position is a noteworthy question mark for the , mostly due to depth. The team used its on , who was the 137th selection back in 2018, but is that enough? With that being said, many might not deem the position worthy of an early mid-round draft choice.

The team parted ways with Blake Jarwin earlier this week, and while is currently behind him, can't pass up on any of the following three prospects if they're available in the fourth round. Let's not also forget that Schultz staying on the team after the isn't a foregone conclusion either, as , among other things, can change in the course of an NFL season.

Which tight ends should the Cowboys be eyeing in the third or fourth rounds?

Cade Otton, Washington

This year's draft class is stacked with talent that can be had after the . The Cowboys obviously need to focus on their offensive and defensive lines in the early going but adding a tight end such as Cade Otton from Washington could pay dividends.

Otton's run blocking abilities are impressive; he displays noteworthy power in attacking defenders. Pro Football Focus spotlighted that trait, giving Otton a 68.9 grade in that department. Having a tight end that plays in the run game with tenacity and a mean streak would certainly look good in a Cowboys uniform.

Speedy isn't a word to describe Otton. Rather, his strength lies in making tough contested catches where he uses his strong hands and can separate from defenders with just enough quickness. He'll be a tough matchup for NFL linebackers due to his lanky frame and height of six-foot-five.

Greg Dulcich, UCLA

We can't know for sure just how much stock the Cowboys will be investing in the tight end position, but Greg Dulcich would surely be worth a fourth-round selection. Dulcich had a solid performance at the , posting a 4.70 40-yard dash time along with a vertical jump of 34 inches and a broad jump of 122 inches to boot.

Unlike Otton, Dulcich won't be much of help in the run game. However, his contributions to the merit consideration from Jones. The tight end consistently displayed above average speed at UCLA and earned himself a solid 72.5 receiving grade.

Dulcich is also one of the better route-runners at his position in this class. He was once a , so no doubt that's played a role in him developing as a pass-catcher, as he also displays superb separation in his routes. Dulcich has a solid foundation that can help him develop into an offensive contributor for the Cowboys.

Jake Ferguson, Wisconsin

Another option, and quite frankly, the most intriguing, is from Wisconsin. PFF allocated some remarkable grades for Ferguson's : an 87.8 receiving grade and a 77.6 in the run blocking department. Back in 2020, Ferguson was 10th in the Big Ten with four receiving touchdowns.

More importantly, Ferguson has accumulated 30 receptions at a minimum in the last four years. He's a reliable option in the passing game with hands that measured nine and a half inches at the combine. Thanks to his size and catching talent, Ferguson could translate into a dependable option for .

Ferguson also possesses versatility in his repertoire; he can line up in the slot and as a , which would give the Cowboys ample opportunity to make use of his abilities.

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Michael Ramirez

Dulcich will be gone by the 4th and I don’t like the other two options more than Bellinger or Woods.

Anthony

I’m done with over sized receivers playing TE. Give me a big nasty physical TE that will open some running lanes and has some pass receiving ability. I’m tired of watching Schultz getting blown up at the line of scrimmage and then getting paid big money because he is a big receiver. We were overwhelmed at the line to many times this year simply because we were pushed around. Case in point the last two playoff losses.

Vic G

If Jeremy Ruckert falls to the 4th rd, he is an awesome blocker and was underutilized at Ohio State. Could end up as the best TE!!!

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