With Draft week upon us, you would imagine that all NFL Fans and Teams have their eyes peeled on the NFL Draft, so NFL Free Agency is likely going to be an afterthought. While that shouldn’t dismiss its importance, you can bet there won’t be any big free agent news happening around the league, especially in Dallas.
As fans and I have seen them whiff on signing LBs Bobby Wagner and Von Miller, I’m going to drink the Cowboys Kool-Aid, and say there going to make some moves post-draft. With that in mind, check out my piece that goes over why I believe WR Odell Beckham Jr. will be the Cowboys biggest signing, and why he makes the most sense.
You get a WR who can still produce big-time on the field.
After touting one of the best WR groups in the league last season, the need for a WR became a high priority for the franchise after they got rid of WRs Cedrick Wilson and Amari Cooper in the offseason.
While they did re-sign WR Michael Gallup and added wideout James Washington, most mocks have them taking a wide receiver at some point in the draft to help solve their issues. As a young WR prospect would be beneficial for them money-wise and for their long-term plans, Beckham Jr. would be someone who would help them right away.
Yes, there may be some risk in going after him but his elite qualities are what makes him worth the trouble, and having him as your WR2 or WR3 would be huge. Also, signing him would kill the doubts about who could step up beyond Lamb and Gallup, and he would bring a Super Bowl-winning pedigree.
Additionally, I get the crowd who points out that he’s going to be coming off an ACL injury, but the club didn’t seem to mind re-signing Gallup, who’s also recovering from the same injury. According to Spotrac, his market value is estimated at $13.1 million per year, and given the franchise has money to spend it would make sense to throw some his way.
Yes, there may be cheaper WR options that the franchise can go after, but most are unproven or injury-prone. And with Beckham Jr. aka the Cowboys Killer, it would be sweet to not have to root against him anymore.
So what do you think Cowboy fans? Are you on the wagon of giving money to Odell Beckham Jr.?