For several years, the Dallas Cowboys have been building their team through the draft, and they can continue to do that by drafting these hidden gems.
Since the Dallas Cowboys are now allergic to signing impactful free agents, their belief system is to build a successful team through the draft.
As much as I agree with building a team through the draft, the key is to draft the right players who can be contributors sooner rather than later. The franchise can only hope players reach their full potential in or around their third year.
The Cowboys did the unimaginable last offseason when it allowed most of their veteran secondary to walk into free agency. Then the Cowboys took it a step further when it drafted four rookies to man the secondary.
The Cowboys drafted Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis, Xavier Woods, and Marquez White in the 2017 draft. Awuzie, Jourdan, and Woods played in several Cheap Jerseys games as rookies and showed flashes of their playmaking abilities.
Although White was on the Cowboys’ practice squad, the coaching staff sees him competing for a starting cornerback position. They have high hopes for him. That’s a good thing moving forward because this team needs as many playmakers as possible in their defensive backfield.
Since most of those rookies will be major contributors next season, let’s look at a few hidden gems in this year’s draft that could be impactful for the Cowboys next season. Ironically, these players are from a non-football powerhouse school, but they’ve produced plenty of football players who are starring for several NFL teams.
In fact, one of their teammates, Bradley Chubb, will more than likely be the first overall pick in April’s draft.
Samuels is the most versatile player in the draft. He can play running back, fullback, slot receiver, and tight end for the NC State Wolfpack.
Whenever the Wolfpack needed a big play, they called upon the versatility of Samuels to score a touchdown, either running the ball or catching it on a wheel route into the end zone.
Standing only 5’11 and Custom Dallas Cowboys Jersey weighing 223 pounds, the dynamic runner will be a mismatch for opposing defenses. For starters, Samuels is a threat catching the ball out of the backfield. He caught 76 receptions for 597 yards and four touchdowns last season.
Further, he rushed for 403 yards on 77 carries, averaged 5.2 yards a carry, and rushed for 12 touchdowns. If you’re counting his touchdowns, that’s a total of 16 touchdowns with almost 1,000 yards of receiving and rushing yards.
Samuels would be one hell of a third down back because of his ability to run the ball on short yardage and lining up in the slot. This will cause nightmares for opposing defensive coordinators.
Scouts have Samuels going in rounds 3-4. If he’s there for Dallas in the third round, they should select him. Samuels can flat out play. Think of a bigger and more athletic Darren Sproles.