When it comes to the Dallas Cowboys 2020 rookie class, drafted or undrafted, there’s one player I’m really intrigued with right now… former TCU Running Back Sewo Olonilua.
I know it’s a little strange to say considering he went undrafted, however, I really think Sewo Olonilua might just be the Dallas Cowboys most intriguing rookie right now. From his size (6’3″, 240) to his skill set, there’s a lot to like about the intangibles he’s bringing to the Cowboys and I’ll tell you why.
Despite playing mostly as a running back and sometimes Wildcat QB during his time at TCU, there’s a lot more to Sewo Olonilua’s game than what meets the eye. If you’ve watched his film, you already know what he brings to the table as a running back. And if you haven’t, here’s a reminder…
Bruising running back Sewo Olonilua dominated the goal line for TCU this season, amassing 537 rushing yards, 114 receiving yards and a career-high nine total…
As impressive as Olonilua’s highlights are, I think there’s so much more to his game the Dallas Cowboys can tap into. They currently have him listed as a fullback, however, I think it would be unwise of them to pigeonhole him to just one position. I believe he has the potential to be so much more.
If it were up to me, I would take full advantage of Olonilua’s versatility. I think he can be utilized as a short yardage RB, a pass protector, a receiving threat out of the backfield, and a traditional fullback in a H-back kind of role. That’s already more than Jamize Olawale brings to the table, who is likely his main competition for a roster spot.
Sewo Olonilua is already a well-rounded prospect coming into camp, but I believe it’s his versatility that should allow him to stand out among the other Dallas Cowboys players, not just rookies. Because of that, I think he’s the most intriguing rookie to join the Cowboys this offseason. Do you agree?