The most lethal wide receiver’s group in the NFL arguably belongs to the Dallas Cowboys. They don’t possess the standalone top wideout threat league-wide, but as a unit, there may not be a better collection of route-runners, playmakers and game-breakers than the one employed by the ‘Boys.
The group has a rare ability to make its quarterback better, and although Dak Prescott has earned his keep as a veteran signal-caller within the league, the trio of Amari Cooper, CeeDee Lamb and Michael Gallup provide much easier faring for his endeavors towards success.
And while the three aforementioned names headline the overall depth chart, the talent that rounds out the position on Dallas’ roster is far from scarce. Case in point: Cedrick Wilson.
The Boise State product is currently listed as WR4 on the squad’s depth chart, a deserved role that competitors will have a hard time deposing him of based upon his consistent production through the years. Wilson is far from the box-office deep-ball threat that some of his pass-catching brethren are, but that does not take away from his value.
He quickly earned the praise of his coaching staff in minicamps as a rookie, and his versatility, coupled with a brisk adaptability and congenial locker room presence made him a favorite amongst his peers. His appeal didn’t stop there, though. Although on-field opportunities came few and far between, Wilson seized every chance he received, and made the most of it during his three years at the Star.
He reeled in just 17 catches for 189 yards in 2020, but 12 were good for a first down or touchdown.
Oh yeah — and we’d be remiss to forget about his mirthful TD pass (Wilson played QB in high school) last season as well:
The Cowboys have never lost a game in which Cedrick Wilson threw a passpic.twitter.com/ifhKL2OQA5— Jori Epstein (@JoriEpstein) November 8, 2020
When he’s not hauling in touchdown passes, or dishing them out, Wilson can be seen taking on the form of a treacherous special teams threat. It’s not plentiful, but any time that Wilson is on the field bodes well for Dallas’ scoring ability. He knows what he does, and fulfills his duties commensurately. And while he won’t be stepping on any of his fellow receiver’s toes in the short-term future, his name cannot get lost in the shuffle of talent Dallas lays claim to.
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