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NFL Draft results 2021: The Dallas Cowboys select Simi Fehoko with the 179th pick (5th round)

The Cowboys go offense again with a wide receiver.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: DEC 19 Stanford at UCLA Photo by Jevone Moore/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

With the 179th pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected wide receiver Simi Fehoko from Stanford. The Cowboys go offense back-to-back and add to their wide receiver room. Fehoko is another speed player, something the Cowboys have concentrated on in this draft, and can also paly special teams.

Fehoko’s high-end height, weight and speed measurables are automatic eye-openers and with a catch of 40-plus yards in eight of his last 15 games, teams needing speed will take additional notice. However, it needs to be said that he doesn’t always play fast. He lacks the suddenness and aggression to consistently separate out of breaks on the first two levels. He doesn’t always take what he wants from the coverage, but definitely has the ball skills and potential to impose his size on cornerbacks if he adds a little more grit to his game.

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Simi Fehoko is a big-play threat whenever his number is called. He has a big frame with an exceptional catch radius for the position. He plays with a competitive streak and is physically tough at the catch point. He has some straight-line speed that has helped him get separation on 9 routes. He has had some drops, but generally shows good hands when catching the football.

  • Round 1, pick 12 - LB Micah Parsons
  • Round 2, pick 44 - CB Kelvin Joseph
  • Round 3, pick 75 - DT Osa Odighizuwa
  • Round 3, pick 84 - EDGE Chauncey Gholston
  • Round 3, pick 99 - CB Nahshon Wright
  • Round 4, pick 115 - LB Jabril Cox
  • Round 4, pick 138 - OT Josh Ball
  • Round 5, pick 179 - WR Simi Fehoko
  • Round 6, pick 192
  • Round 6, pick 227
  • Round 7, pick 238

Cowboys needs:

CB - It’s the most popular position for the Cowboys to use their #10 pick on. Chidobe Awuzie departed in free agency from a group that wasn’t very strong to begin with. Trevon Diggs is a piece to build on, but the Cowboys need help.

OL - Injury and age are catching up to various pieces of the Cowboys once-vaunted offensive line. Tyron Smith has an uncertain long-term future, and the middle of the line still has question marks.

DL - The Cowboys could use an infusion of talent at both defensive tackle and defensive end. Expect both positions to be among the picks this weekend.

LB - Sean Lee retired, Joe Thomas left in free agency, and the Cowboys are undecided on Leighton Vander Esch’s fifth-year option. This is a need that has been building this offseason.

S - The Cowboys signed a few free agents to go with Donovan Wilson, but they were mostly one-year contracts. The long-term stability of the position is in doubt, and the small sample size of Wilson’s work only adds to that.

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