The Dallas Cowboys have a void at wide receiver opposite CeeDee Lamb after trading Amari Cooper to the Cleveland Browns this offseason. Michael Gallup was re-signed to a lucrative contract extension, but his return from ACL surgery makes his contributions in 2022 unclear at best.
The 2022 NFL Draft will offer the Cowboys an opportunity to replenish talent at wide receiver, including in the first round, where they currently hold the 24th overall pick.
One prospect who should be on the board when Dallas is on the clock is Arkansas’ Treylon Burks. The Razorbacks star has a visit scheduled with the Cowboys this week.
Top 30 draft visits have begun, and #Arkansas WR Treylon Burks is headed to the #Cowboys today and the #Bucs later in the week. In all, one of the top WR prospects will travel 10,109 miles in the next 2 weeks for visits.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 4, 2022
Burks’ NFL draft stock has been on the decline since the NFL Scouting Combine. His 4.55 40-yard dash was slower than many experts expected, and his overall athletic testing wasn’t on par with his film. Still, there’s no denying he’s one of this year’s top offensive prospects. His skill set is similar to San Francisco 49ers wide reciever, Deebo Samuel.
Burks ended the 2021 season with 66 catches for 1,104 yards and 11 touchdowns. Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, an Arkansas alum, certainly was paying attention to Burks’ 2021 campaign. Now, he’ll get an up-close and personal look at him.