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Dallas Cowboys Reportedly Set Pre-Draft Visit with Alabama WR Calvin Ridley

Earlier today here at , I discussed two of the Dallas Cowboys biggest needs on defense and . Moving on now to their most pressing need on , the Cowboys have not shied away from signaling they're the market for talent at .

Entering a crucial third year as the Cowboys , needs dynamic WRs to throw the ball to if Dallas is going to “fix” their . Drafting this year's top WR would certainly be a great start, as the Cowboys will reportedly meet with Alabama's for a pre-draft 30 visit.

Calvin Ridley's status as this draft's best pass catcher has held up through his Combine testing, but some underwhelming results have caused him to slip out of the top ten and down to 19th overall in recent mock drafts.

The Cowboys familiarized themselves with Ridley at the Combine, along with Maryland's DJ Moore and Clemson's Deon Cain.

Ridley is a prototype “Dak-friendly” receiver, using his raw athleticism and smooth acceleration ability to separate and make plays down the field. These traits were confirmed by Ridley's 6.88 second three-cone time and 4.43 second forty-yard dash.

Dallas Cowboys Reportedly Set to Meet with Alabama WR Calvin Ridley

In using a valuable pre-draft visit slot on Ridley, the Cowboys can get this star Alabama player in their building to further understand the type of person he is along with his fit in 's offense. With the attention the Cowboys have already given numerous WR prospects, Ridley will not be the only one seen at this April.

Using my own draft board, Ridley and DJ Moore would be the only receivers worth the 19th overall pick for the Cowboys, given the depth of this year's class and this team's other needs. With a big “Dez-cision” to make prior to the Cowboys fully evaluating these WR prospects, snagging Calvin Ridley at 19th overall would be a steal.

Hindered by poor quarterback play in college, Calvin Ridley is ready to explode onto the NFL scene. There are few teams that can help him do that more than , with the quarterback to get him the ball, dominant , and remaining supporting cast out wide.

Sean Martin
Sean Martin
Born January 28th, 1996- Cowboys Super Bowl XXX. Point Boro Panther, Montclair State Red Hawk, and most importantly a proud member of Cowboys Nation! I host "Upon Further Review" on 90.3 WMSC FM and every Friday from 1-4 PM ET. Twitter: @SeanMartinNFL.

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I could actually see DJ going before Calvin in this draft. We found out at the Combine that he actually 6’0″ and around 200 lbs. He also runs good routes and creates separation. I’d be happy to get either one of them with #19.

Sean Martin

Love me some DJ Moore, he should be in the consideration for pick #19 for sure.

Mr. Jaguar

Imho d j more would be the selection @ 19. Moore is a gamer imho.
Moore ha more upside and younger than Ridley who will be 24 yrs old next season.

Sean Martin

Have both graded in the first round.

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