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Cowboys Draft Dilemma: Deebo Samuel (Rd. 2) vs. Stanley Morgan Jr. (Rd. 4)

There are a lot of fans around who are hoping former South Carolina is still on the board when the are on the clock in the second-round with the 58th overall selection. Samuel is the dream replacement for for a lot of us, but would likely be a luxury this early in the draft instead of a need.

I don't want to rain on the parade for all you Deebo Samuel fans, myself included, but I don't know if the Cowboys would pull the trigger on a WR that early. This is especially true considering there is someone who I believe compares favorably to Samuel and could be available at least two rounds later. In case you haven't figured out yet, I'm talking about former Nebraska WR

Deebo Samuel of course is the more hyped WR and is in the running as one of the top five receivers in the 2019 draft class, but Stanley Morgan Jr. shouldn't be considered a consolation prize. These two WRs could be a carbon copy of one another on paper and tested surprisingly similar at the as well.

Don't take my word for it of course. Take a look for yourself…

Deebo Samuel

Stanley Morgan Jr.

Height 5'11” 6'0″
Weight 214 202
Arm length 31 3/8″ 32 3/8″
Hand size 10″ 9 7/8″
40-yard dash 4.48 4.53
20 yard shuffle 4.14 4.13
3 cone drill 7.03 6.78
Vertical jump 39″ 38.5″
Broad jump 122″ 125″
Bench 17 14

As you can see from the measurements and the testing, Deebo Samuel and Stanley Morgan Jr. are amazingly similar on paper. The similarities don't end there though. Both players are devastating with the ball in their hands and easily create separation through their route stems.

The only real difference I have seen between the two is Samuel is a little more thickly built and has been more productive as an outside receiver so far in his career. He is also the more powerful of the two, which serves him well in contested catch situations. That's not saying Morgan can't be just as effective as an outside WR. He just wasn't utilized in that manner during his time at Nebraska.

As far as the Dallas Cowboys are concerned though, both Samuel and Morgan would be ideal inside/outside WR candidates capable of replacing Cole Beasley in the slot. The only question now is which receiver would the Cowboys prefer?

It's really a tossup if you don't really know these receivers and have never watched them play, but not if you take into consideration what we know about the Dallas Cowboys. They like bargains, which is why I have a hard time believing they wouldn't be bargain shoppers in the 2019 like they have been so far in .

As much as we all love Deebo Samuel and the skill set he would bring to the Cowboys, investing a second-round pick might be too high for Dallas considering they can get a similar player at least two rounds later. Stanley Morgan Jr. is a bargain I just don't think they could pass up.

This is all speculation of course, but it's definitely something to take into consideration when the gets underway.

Deebo Samuel or Stanley Morgan Jr.? Which receiver would you draft?

Brian Martin
Brian Martin
Level C2/C3 quadriplegic. College graduate with a bachelors degree in sports and health sciences-concentration sports management. Sports enthusiast. Dallas Cowboys fanatic. Lover of life with a glass half-full point of view.

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James A. Howerton

I prefer whichever one is able to be a starter by mid-season. Where a player is drafted has never mattered to me. I know most people think that this is the wrong attitude to have but for me, that’s just how it is. The results matter to me not where a player is picked at. Romo and Staubach are perfect examples; Roger was taken in the 12th round and ended up leading us to 2 SBs. Tony was a walk-on FA and, if he had as good a team around him as Roger did, I think he would have won at least 1 SB. So it just doesn’t matter to me where we take a player. How the man plays is what counts for me.

Chuck Wright

If all equal, I’d gamble on the player likely there in the 4th. At #58 would rather see Da Boys take a S, Edge, DT or TE depending on who falls to them with S the #1 need IMHO. Would love to see Morgan in the 4th to go with Wilson from last year and a potentially improving Brown. Just not sure Hurns or Austin brings that much to the table but happy to be wrong

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