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Cowboys Seriously Considering Investing in a 1st-Round WR?

. Defense. Defense. A lot of believes that's the only direction the should take with their first-round selection. It's completely understandable to believe that way, but it is a little bit narrow-minded to be honest.

Yes, the Cowboys need to upgrade and add depth to several positions on the defensive side of the ball, but this team is an offensive minded squad. The will always come first, which is probably why the Cowboys has been focusing heavily on and offensive lineman.

Despite already adding , , and to provide depth to their OL, the Cowboys are still keeping a close eye on the top and prospects. The same can be said about the position, even after adding and .

It may come to a surprise to you, but I think it's a real possibility the Dallas either another first-round offensive lineman or their first first-round wide receiver since . This may not sit well with a lot of , but I'm actually on board with this way of thinking.

I fully understand why some fans wouldn't agree. The Dallas Cowboys have most of their money already tied up in their and wide receiver positions. It doesn't make a lot of sense to keep investing in the same positions and ignoring others… Or does it?

I may be in the minority here, but I think the highest ranked player still available when the Dallas Cowboys are on the clock at 19 will be on the offensive side of the ball. I would completely fine if they take another first-round offensive lineman, but I'm not as sure about taking a receiver there.

Calvin Ridley
Alabama WR

Personally, I only see two wide receivers worthy of being taken by the Dallas Cowboys with the 19th overall selection, Calvin Ridley (Alabama) and (Maryland).

Calvin Ridley is the top-ranked wide receiver in the 2018 draft class by a lot of draft analysts, and it's not hard to see why. He is the most pro-ready WR to come out of college in the last few years. He is also an advanced route runner and is a natural catching the ball.

I however have my concerns about Ridley. I think he has already peaked and doesn't have much more room for improvement. I think what you see is what you're going to get, which isn't a bad thing, but it is why I would personally choose D.J. Moore ahead of Ridley if I were the Dallas Cowboys.

I think D.J. Moore is just as talented as Calvin Ridley and has more upside. He already proved to be the more athletic of the two at the combine when he bested the former WR in nearly every event.

Moore is very similar to Ridley in my . He may not be as advanced of a route runner, but he is still pretty good and has room for improvement. What sets Moore apart though, is his physicality. He is sensational after the catch because of that physicality, and that's something the Cowboys value.

Although Calvin Ridley and D.J. Moore are the only two WRs I feel comfortable drafting at 19, the Dallas Cowboys may not feel the same. That may be why they were at Cortland Sutton's (SMU) and 's (Texas A&M) 's this week. They are leaving no wide receiver stone unturned.

How would you feel about the Dallas Cowboys drafting a first-round WR?

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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