Dallas Cowboys rookie large receiver Jalen Tolbert has his work lower out for him this season — particularly as a result of there’s already a ton of buzz surrounding the 23-year-old.
Professional Soccer Focus just lately listed Tolbert — the Cowboy’s third-round select of South Alabama — as a really probably breakout candidate within the NFC for the upcoming 2022-23 season.
“CeeDee Lamb is predicted to solidify his WR1 standing this 12 months in spite of some unknowns round him within the Cowboys’ receiving room,” PFF wrote. “Michael Gallup will not be prepared for Week 1 whereas nonetheless recovering from an ACL tear, leaving the place of Robin to Lamb’s Batman up for grabs.
“Dak Prescott’s deep reference to Gallup (95.5 grade on deep passes in 2021) might be taken over by the rookie Tolbert, at the very least early on, or semi-veteran James Washington. Tolbert had 5 receiving touchdowns on 20-plus yard passes en-route to his career-high 98.2 deep receiving grade at South Alabama final season. The third-rounder boasts the upside to return in and maintain down the WR2 place whereas remaining a mainstay within the Dallas passing offense as soon as Gallup returns.”
Dallas actually has confidence in and excessive hopes for the 6-foot-1, 194-pound Tolbert, because the Cowboys admitted they thought-about taking him within the second spherical at No. 56, however opted to gamble and wait till their subsequent choose to seize him.
As said, Tolbert is ready to hitch an offense that can probably see Lamb solidify his WR1 standing after Dallas traded four-time Professional Bowl receiver Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns this offseason. The Cowboys are additionally anticipated to start out the season with out Gallup, who’s recovering from an ACL tear.
Tolbert, a two-time First-Staff All-Solar Belt Convention choice, had a standout profession at South Alabama, amassing 3,140 receiving yards and 22 touchdowns on 178 catches.
The Cell, Alabama native racked up 82 catches for 1,474 yards and eight scores in 12 video games for the Jaguars final season en path to being named the 2021 Solar Belt Offensive Participant of the 12 months.
Tolbert was the one WR drafted by the Cowboys, however Dallas did signal 4 undrafted rookie receivers — Dontario Drummond (Ole Miss), Ty Fryfogle (Indiana), Dennis Houston (Western Illinois) and JaQuarii Roberson (Wake Forest) — to bulk up its large receiver room.
It appears the younger receiver period has formally begun in Large D.
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