If there’s anything the Dallas Cowboys have gotten right in past years’ drafts, it’s finding talent from Boise State.
Tyrone Crawford, DeMarcus Lawrence, and now Leighton Vander Esch have each made their mark in Dallas after coming from Boise State, and even former Boise QB Kellen Moore is now the offensive coordinator for the Cowboys.
Dallas has also done an excellent job of finding contributors on day three of the NFL Draft as well, such as Dak Prescott, Anthony Brown, and Xavier Woods.
Wide receiver Cedrick Wilson is both a day three pick of the Cowboys, and a former Boise State Bronco.
So he must be poised for greatness, right?
I’m being sarcastic of course, but I do think Cedrick Wilson is a sleeper candidate to have a productive role in 2019. The former sixth round receiver missed all of his rookie campaign after undergoing shoulder surgery, but is expected to be ready for all 2019 activity.
Wilson finished his final collegiate season with a bang, earning first team All-Conference honors and putting up an MVP performance in Boise State’s bowl game. He also shined at the Senior Bowl, where he made the most of his first opportunity on a true national stage. Plus, for what it’s worth, Wilson was Pro Football Focus’ 3rd highest graded receiver in the 2018 NFL Draft based on his college production.
With route running, athleticism, and big play ability each being key strengths of his game, Cedrick Wilson could be exactly what the Cowboys’ passing offense needs. He can play both inside and out, giving him the versatility the Dallas coaching staff often values highly.
Cedrick Wilson isn’t going to be stealing targets from Amari Cooper or putting up Pro Bowl numbers, but he can be an excellent compliment to the Cooper/Gallup tandem developing on the outside.
Dallas desperately needs to add talent to their passing game, putting as many weapons as financially possible around young quarterback Dak Prescott. If Cedrick Wilson can play anywhere close to his offseason billing, he could be the WR4 addition this offseason needs. And, in a perfect world, maybe he can help to fill the hole Cole Beasley will create if he chooses to leave in free agency.