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Mailbag: Satisfied With Wide Receiver Depth?


I love this draft class and am pretty comfortable with Jeff Heath and Xavier Woods at safety. Curious though if Michael Jackson at 6-1 and 210 pounds might provide some competition there with the added bonus that can slide into one of the CB spots if/when there's an injury? -CHRIS BURKE / AUSTIN, TX
Bryan: I wouldn't read into the fact that Jackson has that size that they're interested in playing him at safety. I believe they drafted him to only play corner and Donovan Wilson to play at safety.

Rob: Funny you ask that, because on tape Jackson sort of looks like a safety from a frame standpoint. And he's a physical tackler. But as we know, defensive backs coach/passing game coordinator Kris Richard wants tall, rangy press corners. On Day 3 you're looking for traits that can translate to the next level and they'll work to develop him at corner.

Seeing how the Cowboys didn't draft any receivers in this year's draft, do you believe they are content with what they have already on the roster, and if so, who do you think will make the biggest jump this season? - STEVEN BOUVET JR / GARFIELD, NM

Bryan: Never content because they're adding two as undrafted free agents that in my opinion have a chance to make this team. Jalen Guyton and Jon'Vea Johnson both are talented guys and could knock a veteran or two off this roster.

Rob: They would've liked to have drafted a developmental receiver, but they only had so many picks and found good value late with RB Mike Weber and DE Jalen Jelks. Fourth-round RB Tony Pollard can help in the passing game, and undrafted WR Jalen Guyton (who has agreed to terms) was pretty dynamic in college. Don't forget about last year's sixth-round pick Cedrick Wilson, who can play outside or in the slot. I think Michael Gallup makes the biggest improvement in the group.

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