Could Cowboys Target Another Dynamic WR In 2022 NFL Draft?

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The Dallas Cowboys turned their attention to the 2022 offseason sooner than they had hoped they would be. They were eliminated from the playoffs by the San Francisco 49ers after winning the NFC East and hosting the Wild Card matchup at AT&T Stadium.

But, with their season now concluded, they will get to work on upgrading the roster for the 2022 campaign. There have been some rumors swirling about potential changes on the coaching staff, but as of now, nothing has changed.

There has been a lot of criticism about the team’s offense. On paper, they look like they should be one of the best units in the league with Dak Prescott leading the way at quarterback. They have a great offensive line and tons of weapons for him to throw to.

Ezekiel Elliott and Tony Pollard are a strong one-two punch out of the backfield. Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and Dalton Schultz are excellent pass catchers at wide receiver and tight end. But, something just didn’t click during the second half of the season and in the playoff game against the 49ers.

The team will have some decisions to make this offseason, as they could lose some depth at the skill positions. Wide receivers Michael Gallup and Cedrick Wilson are both heading into free agency.

Gallup tore his ACL and will likely get a late start to the 2022 season, slashing what he could have earned in free agency. Wilson stepped into his role in the lineup and played well for the Cowboys, but could look for a bigger opportunity elsewhere.

With a potential need at wide receiver, Ryan Wilson of CBS Sports has them filling it with their first-round pick in his latest mock draft. With the 24th pick, Wilson mocked USC wide receiver Drake London to Dallas.

London was truly dominant for the Trojans this season. He caught 88 passes for 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns in only eight games. A fractured in late October knocked him out for the season, otherwise, we could have very well seen some records broken.

Standing 6’5”, London has a chance to become a star at the next level. He dominates his opponents in contested catch situations and whatever he lacks in straight-line speed and athleticism he more than makes up for with his route running.

London is versatile enough to line up anywhere on the field, but he will make a name for himself on the outside. His sheer size will be difficult to match up with, but he possesses plenty of skill to go along with it.

Selecting him at 24 would be a luxury selection for the Cowboys, who selected Lamb in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. This offense would be taken to another level with the addition of London, who has the chance to be something special in the NFL.