The Cowboys have been very fortunate drafting players in the late rounds and getting high production out of them. Dak Prescott, Anthony Brown, Tony Pollard, and Dalton Schultz are all on the current roster that found themselves drafted on day three.
Not selected early in the draft, those four guys have been pretty good so far.
Tolbert was drafted in the third round, as most already know, he was the Sun Belt offensive player of the year in 2021. I like Jalen Tolbert a lot. He dominated SEC defensive backs during a matchup with Tennessee last year, finding his way to 143 yards and a score on seven catches.
There is a player I think Tolbert can be very similar to, and he went undrafted, and that is Miles Austin.
When you compare the two, Tolbert and Austin almost match up equally. Tolbert stands at 6'1, while Austin is 6'2. Honestly, they will play the same style of football. Austin's strength was making plays happen after the catch, which is something Tolbert was very good at while in college.
Since 2019, no other receiver in FBS had more catches of 15 or more yards than Tolbert. He was able to record 77 which was the most among FBS wideouts.
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We will have to give this time to see if Tolbert could be the next Pro-Bowl caliber player to emerge from the later rounds in the draft. If he even has the type of career that Austin had I would call it a success. I am sure he has set the bar much higher for himself, but Austin was one of my favorite players to watch.
Tolbert will be called on early, as nobody is sure when Michael Gallup will be back from injury. It would be a huge boost if Tolbert comes out and hits the ground running and puts the defense on notice. Dallas will need it.