The Dallas Cowboys are in need for a #1 wide receiver.
When the Cowboys are on the clock at the 19th spot this April, the two players they are linked to may be long gone. Dallas has been linked to a pair of players from this past Monday’s National Championship game. Some have Georgia linebacker, Roquan Smith heading to Dallas to give them depth at linebacker. Others have Alabama’s elite wide receiver, Calvin Ridley heading there to replace Dez Bryant as the top option in the receiving group.
Both players would be excellent fits for this Cowboys football team. Ridley or Smith would fill an immediate need for this team and have an immediate impact for this football team. However, there is a very good chance that both players will be long gone by the time Dallas picks at 19. If that is the case, don’t count out Colorado State’s Michael Gallup.
Talent isn’t seen just at the power conferences in college!
Gallup doesn’t get the same recognition that a player like Ridley has received during his time in college. It’s not about the talent between the two, it’s more about the exposure in the public’s eye.
Gallup is stuck in a school in Fort Collins, Colorado. A school that might not be considered small in terms of college students, but they don’t get the same recognition as the bigger schools. As a matter of fact, CSU is the little brother of Colorado (C.U.) just down the road. We know the Cowboys are familiar with that school when they selected C.U. cornerback, Chidobe Awuzie in the second-round last season.
Gallup is an elite talent, but plays in a smaller conference. That shouldn’t be held against him as he prepares for the next level.
Gallup possesses strengths at multiple levels of his game, with very few weaknesses. He has great speed to get separation from his defender, along with strong and consistent hands to make the play in traffic (via The Star).
Speaking of that traffic, Gallup is one of those receivers that has no fear on the football field. He will go over the middle if called upon and make the play. He did it over and over during his time at CSU. It’s not just his ability to go get the ball, it’s also what he is capable of after the catch. Gallup is just as dangerous as anyone once he has the ball in his hands. His ability to make plays after the catch is at the elite level.
The CSU standout might be the steal of the draft!
Gallup could be a perfect fit for this Cowboys offense playing the Z receiver. He could be a nice compliment to Dez Bryant on the opposite side. The duo, with Cole Beasley in the slot might be just what the doctor ordered.
Would you like to see Gallup in Dallas, or is LB the only position you want in that first-round?