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Position Outlook: WR & TE


Well here we are at last. This will be my second to last installment of my series called Position Outlook, where I will be profiling each position and the players that Dallas has for that position. I am Combining the TE and WR post into one as to finish the series sooner, so that I can move on to my draft series, "How Will They Fit?". I will be giving MY opinion on the relative strength of the position, and how likely I think Dallas will be drafting that position in the 2012 NFL Draft. I will include All current players in this evaluation.

Now I will be using Stats from NFL.com(where applicable) and NFLDraftScout.com(where applicable) as the basis for my Evaluation. I will also be giving the Contract Info via Rotoworld.com. Once I have shown the players, I will rank them using the 5 star method as Follows:

5 Stars- Minimum Amount of Quality Starters at Position and At least one quality Backup for Position= BPA only if player is ranked significantly higher than any other player, and would not be a factor in FA

4 Stars- Minimum amount of Quality Starters at position, Unproven Depth = Address as BPA and FA for Depth

3 Stars- Minimum of one Quality player at starter, young, but unproven Depth=slight need, BPA in rounds 4-7 preferably, look to fill need in FA

2 Stars-Serviceable Starter(s), No Depth = solid need, BPA if within rounds 1-3 if not taken care of in Free Agency

1 Star- No Quality players at starter nor in depth= major need, Draft no later than 2nd round, would take precedence over BPA if Gap is close enough, and is a must target in Free Agency

The series so far:


QB position 3 stars

Offensive Tackle position 4 stars

Offensive Guard position 3 stars

Offensive Center position 5 stars

Cornerback position 2 stars*

Safety position 3 stars

Defensive Line 3 stars

Inside Linebacker 3 stars

Running/Full Backs 5 stars

Outside linebacker 3 stars

It seems that there is some confusion to the rankings. The grade is merely what I think the relative strength of the position itself is. I am not saying that any one group is "better than another" To Illustrate: I gave the Tackle position 4 stars, yet I gave the center position 5 stars. This is not to say that Costa and Kowalski are more talented than Doug Free, Tyron Smith and Jeremy Parnell. What the Rankings signify is the combination of TOTAL talent, age, and Contract status of ALL rostered players FOR EACH Position. I am grading as a Group not individuality. While the Individual grades do impact the overall ranking, a "higher" ranking does not mean "better" or more talented. I hope that this clears up any confusion.

To Start Lets look at the TE position:

Jason Witten
Age: 29
College: Tennessee
Experience: 9th season

Height: 6-6 Weight: 265

CAREER STATSMORE
Season Team Receiving Rushing Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2011 Dallas Cowboys 16 16 79 942 11.9 64 5 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2010 Dallas Cowboys 16 16 94 1,002 10.7 33 9 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2009 Dallas Cowboys 16 16 94 1,030 11.0 69 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 Dallas Cowboys 16 16 81 952 11.8 42 4 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 Dallas Cowboys 16 16 96 1,145 11.9 53 7 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2006 Dallas Cowboys 16 15 64 754 11.8 42 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2005 Dallas Cowboys 16 16 66 757 11.5 34 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2004 Dallas Cowboys 16 15 87 980 11.3 42T 6 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
2003 Dallas Cowboys 15 7 35 347 9.9 36T 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
TOTAL 696 7,909 11.4 69 41 0 0 0.0 0 0 5 3

Contract Details:9/11/2011: Signed a five-year, $37 million contract. The deal contains $19 million guaranteed. 2011: $3.391 million (+ $500,000 roster bonus), 2012: $3.641 million (+ $1 million roster bonus), 2013-2017: $37 million, 2018: Free Agent

John Phillips #89 TE
Height: 6-5 Weight: 261
Age: 24
College: Virginia
Experience: 3rd season

CAREER STATSMORE
Season Team Receiving Rushing Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2011 Dallas Cowboys 16 7 15 101 6.7 12T 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 Dallas Cowboys 16 4 7 62 8.9 23 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
TOTAL 22 163 7.4 23 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0

Contract Details:7/24/2009: Signed a four-year, $1.828 million contract. The deal included a $78,250 signing bonus. 2011: $405,000, 2012: $565,000, 2013: Free Agent

Now Lets look at the WR position:

Miles Austin #19 WR
Height: 6-2 Weight: 215
Age: 27
College: Monmouth (N.J.)
Experience: 6th season

CAREER STATSMORE
Season Team Receiving Rushing Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2011 Dallas Cowboys 10 10 43 579 13.5 53T 7 2 3 1.5 5 0 1 0
2010 Dallas Cowboys 16 16 69 1,041 15.1 69T 7 7 93 13.3 60T 1 1 1
2009 Dallas Cowboys 16 9 81 1,320 16.3 60T 11 2 -2 -1.0 11 0 1 0
2008 Dallas Cowboys 12 0 13 278 21.4 63 3 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2007 Dallas Cowboys 16 0 5 76 15.2 35 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2006 Dallas Cowboys 9 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 3 1
TOTAL 211 3,294 15.6 69 28 11 94 8.5 60 1 7 2

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6021
Weight: 215
40 Yrd Dash: 4.47
20 Yrd Dash: 2.64
10 Yrd Dash: 1.56
225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump: 40 1/2
Broad Jump: 10'03"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.14
3-Cone Drill: 7.09


Dates: 03/21/06
Height: 6021
Weight: 215
40 Yrd Dash:
20 Yrd Dash:
10 Yrd Dash:
225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump:
Broad Jump:
20 Yrd Shuttle:
3-Cone Drill:

Contract Details:9/9/2010: Signed a seven-year, $57.168 million contract. The cap-conscious deal contains $18 million guaranteed -- no signing bonus but all of Austin's whopping $17.078 million first-year base salary. 2012: $1.15 million, 2013: $6.732 million, 2014: $5.5 million, 2015: $6.888 million, 2016: $11.38 million, 2017: Free Agent

Dez Bryant #88 WR
Height: 6-2 Weight: 218
Age: 23
College: Oklahoma State
Experience: 2nd season

CAREER STATSMORE
Season Team Receiving Rushing Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2011 Dallas Cowboys 15 13 63 928 14.7 50T 9 1 5 5.0 5 0 3 1
2010 Dallas Cowboys 12 2 45 561 12.5 46 6 1 0 0.0 0 0 1 1
TOTAL 108 1,489 13.8 50 15 2 5 2.5 5 0 4 2

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6020
Weight: 224
40 Yrd Dash:
20 Yrd Dash:
10 Yrd Dash:
225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump:
Broad Jump:
20 Yrd Shuttle:
3-Cone Drill:
No workout, left hamstring

Dates: 03/30/10 03/10-DNP
Height: 6020
Weight: 224
40 Yrd Dash: 4.52
20 Yrd Dash: 2.51
10 Yrd Dash: 1.53
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 14
Vertical Jump: 38
Broad Jump: 11'01"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.46
3-Cone Drill: 7.10

Contract Details:7/22/2010: Signed a five-year, $11.8 million contract. The deal contains $8.63 million guaranteed, including a $1.95 million signing bonus and a $570,000 first-year roster bonus. Another $3.185 million is available through a "likely to be earned" onetime incentive clause. 2011: $1,112,500, 2012: $1,335,000, 2013: $1,557,500, 2014: $1.78 million, 2015: Free Agent

Kevin Ogletree #85 WR

Height: 6-1 Weight: 190
Age: 24
College: Virginia
Experience: 3rd season

CAREER STATSMORE
Season Team Receiving Rushing Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2011 Dallas Cowboys 14 1 15 164 10.9 33 0 2 3 1.5 7 0 1 1
2010 Dallas Cowboys 6 0 3 34 11.3 19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 Dallas Cowboys 11 0 7 96 13.7 21 0 1 6 6.0 6 0 2 0
TOTAL 25 294 11.8 33 0 3 9 3.0 7 0 3 1

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6004
Weight: 196
40 Yrd Dash: 4.36
20 Yrd Dash: 2.51
10 Yrd Dash: 1.50
225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump: 36
Broad Jump: 10'02"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.08
3-Cone Drill: 6.67


Dates: 03/19/09
Height: 6004
Weight: 196
40 Yrd Dash:
20 Yrd Dash:
10 Yrd Dash:
225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump:
Broad Jump:
20 Yrd Shuttle:
3-Cone Drill:

Contract Details: Restricted Free Agent

Jesse Holley #16 WR
Height: 6-2 Weight: 220
Age: 28
College: North Carolina
Experience: 2nd season

CAREER STATSMORE
Season Team Receiving Rushing Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2011 Dallas Cowboys 16 0 7 169 24.1 77 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 Dallas Cowboys 12 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
TOTAL 7 169 24.1 77 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0

Combine Invite:
Height: 6021
Weight: 208
40 Yrd Dash:
20 Yrd Dash:
10 Yrd Dash:
225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump:
Broad Jump:
20 Yrd Shuttle:
3-Cone Drill:


Dates: 03/06/07 04/17/07
Height: 6021
Weight: 208
40 Yrd Dash: 4.65
20 Yrd Dash: 2.70
10 Yrd Dash: 1.55
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 18
Vertical Jump: 34 1/2
Broad Jump: 9'9"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.40
3-Cone Drill: 6.98

Contract Details: Exclusive Rights Free Agent

Dwayne Harris
#17 WR
Height: 5-10 Weight: 208
Age: 24
College: East Carolina
Experience: Rookie

CAREER STATSMORE
Season Team Receiving Rushing Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD Att Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2011 Dallas Cowboys 7 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
TOTAL 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 5103
Weight: 203
40 Yrd Dash: 4.53
20 Yrd Dash: 2.58
10 Yrd Dash: 1.58
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 10
Vertical Jump: 34
Broad Jump: 09'03"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.21
3-Cone Drill: 6.77
4.46/4.54/4.64 40 range before Combine

Dates: 03/23/11
Height: 5103
Weight: 203
40 Yrd Dash: 4.51
20 Yrd Dash: 2.55
10 Yrd Dash: 1.75
225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump:
Broad Jump:
20 Yrd Shuttle:
3-Cone Drill:

Contract Details: Undisclosed

Andre Holmes #15 WR
Height: 6-4 Weight: 210
Age: 23
College: Hillsdale
Experience: Rookie

Combine Invite: Yes
Height: 6043
Weight: 210
40 Yrd Dash: 4.51
20 Yrd Dash: 2.60
10 Yrd Dash: 1.61
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 11
Vertical Jump: 35
Broad Jump: 10'10"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.31
3-Cone Drill: 6.69
4.42/4.49/4.58 40 range before Combine

Dates: 03/16/11@Michigan St
Height: 6043
Weight: 210
40 Yrd Dash: 4.45
20 Yrd Dash: 2.60
10 Yrd Dash: 1.58
225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump: 33 1/2
Broad Jump:
20 Yrd Shuttle:
3-Cone Drill:

Contract Details: Undisclosed

Raymond Radway #86 WR
Height: 6-3 Weight: 193
Age: 24
College: Abilene Christian
Experience: Rookie

Combine Invite:
Height: 6025
Weight: 193
40 Yrd Dash:
20 Yrd Dash:
10 Yrd Dash:
225 Lb. Bench Reps:
Vertical Jump:
Broad Jump:
20 Yrd Shuttle:
3-Cone Drill:


Dates: 03/21/11
Height: 6025
Weight: 193
40 Yrd Dash: 4.42
20 Yrd Dash: 2.54
10 Yrd Dash: 1.66
225 Lb. Bench Reps: 06
Vertical Jump: 38
Broad Jump: 10'09"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.02
3-Cone Drill: 7.08


Contract Details: Undisclosed(Placed on IR)

Teddy Williams
Height: 6-3 Weight: 200
Age: 23
College: Texas-San Antonio
Experience: 1st season

No Career Stats

No Draft Profile

Contract Status: Exclusive Rights Free Agent

For the TE position Jason Witten is Obviously a All pro player, however with just John Phillips behind him Dallas probably needs to draft another TE as a 3rd TE as Garrett is Fond of the Two TE set I will give this position a solid 4 Stars- Minimum amount of Quality Starters at position, Unproven Depth = Address as BPA and FA for Depth

As for the WR Position I have to also give it 4 Stars- Minimum amount of Quality Starters at position, Unproven Depth = Address as BPA and FA for Depth as both Austin and Dez have had issues with injuries this past year, though if Robinson resigns this Becomes a 5 star position.....

That is all the positions ya'll. I will be using this series in at least one more post where I take the rankings and input them into Draftek's "Online Draft Simulator". I have provided a link to it for those that wish to use it. It is a really nice tool that can save a lot of time mocking up picks. And just as a Review:

QB position 3 stars

Offensive Tackle position 4 stars

Offensive Guard position 3 stars

Offensive Center position 5 stars

Cornerback position 2 stars*

Safety position 3 stars

Defensive Line 3 stars

Inside Linebacker 3 stars

Running/Full Backs 5 stars

Outside linebacker 3 stars

Wide Receiver positions 4 stars

Tight End position 4 stars

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