With just a few days to go to training camp, there’s probably no better time for the Dallas Cowboys to trade in for a spacious receiver.
Throughout the spring and summer, the Cowboys have been linked with free agency and commercial moves for recipients but the team has yet to add a name like WR Julio Jones despite being liked by Vegas to make the move.
While a blockbuster addition is on the table, a more logical move for Dallas would be to look for a player that has the edge and can come on the cheap. In terms of standout potential wide receivers, a great idea would be the Pittsburgh Steelers WR Miles Boykin.
Boykin found himself in Pittsburgh after three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens, during which he showed potential but failed to meet his bill. However, his appearance to the Steelers in April was followed by the team picking two receivers (George Pickens and Calvin Austin) in the first four rounds of the 2022 NFL draft, which is expected to push him down. depth chart.
If the Cowboys are still looking to improve their wide studio, Boykin would be an affordable commercial target with proven potential. By contrast, the Cowboys have a narrow end-to-end depth, and it’s possible that a one-to-one player swap would yield a win for both sides.
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Coming out of Notre Dame, there’s a lot to like about Boykin. NFL.com labeled him a recipient with “potentially inappropriate” and his 6’4″ height plus 4.42 in the 2019 NFL Combine 40-yard dash cemented him on Drafts.
The Ravens picked Boykin in the third round of that year’s draft, but being in an interesting offensive act like Baltimore seemed to get in the way of Boykin. QB Lamar Jackson and the team’s pounding attack take center stage, while the passing of goals in 2019 and 2020 is primarily geared toward Marquise Brown and Mark Andrews.
In fact, Boykin was only targeted 55 times in 32 appearances during those seasons. The PFR shows averages per touch which is actually pretty good, as Boykin dropped 33 hits for 464 receptions in those two years for an average of 14.6 yards per catch. He also catches seven touchdowns, which means he averages one TD every five hits.
Despite a strong average, Boykin was unable to foul and a hamstring injury forced him to start 2021 on IR. He recovered and made eight appearances, but only played a few snaps and made one catch from six metres.
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Boykin’s impressive GPA and athletic record are big boons, but his stock remains very low after everything ends in Baltimore. The Steelers won him in the relinquishment wire last April so there’s demand for a recipient, but he’s far from his NFL draft bill.
That’s why the player swap makes sense for the Cowboys, as the team probably wouldn’t want to give up a lot of assets for a player like Boykin. That’s where the tight-ended Sean McKeon comes in as a suitable card.
With the addition of TE Jake Ferguson in the 2022 NFL draft and Jeremy Sprinkle in free agency, the Cowboys now have two top-level backups to start TE Dalton Schultz. McKeon’s blocking is a valuable skill, but Sprinkle has made money in the NFL with similar talent, while Ferguson also impressed as a stopper while in Wisconsin.
The Cowboys could enhance their wide draw even further with Boykin locking in at either 5 or 6, while the Steelers get a great blocking tight finish that still has plenty of advantages, as McKeon is still 24 years old. .
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