Over the next weeks, Dallascowboys.com dives deeper into the talented group of undrafted rookies that will battle for a roster spot this offseason.
- Name: Ty Fryfogle
- Position: Wide Receiver
- Height: 6-1
- Weight: 204
- School: Indiana
- Awards and Recognition: 2020 Third Team All-American, 2020 Big Ten Receiver of the Year, 2020 Second Team All-Big Ten
The Good: About as technically sound as any wide receiver in the draft class. Fryfogle can go up and get the football, make a catch in traffic and his timing is very sharp. Played both inside and outside the formation and despite not being a true burner, has the ability for yards after the catch. Other than his final season, he was as reliable as a pass catcher in the conference and a quarterback's best friend. Throw the ball up to him, he'll usually come down with it.
The Project: It wasn't an issue early in his college career but drops became a real problem in his final season. Fryfogle dropped just five passes in his first four college seasons, over 112 receptions, but dropped eight in his final season with just 46 receptions. Poor quarterback play certainly magnified the issue, but the dropped also seemed to be a biproduct of frustration and lack of focus. With an average build and a below average route tree, he can't afford to have inconsistent hands.
The Summary: Mostly under-the-radar as a high school recruit, but slowly carved out a role as his Indiana career went along. He first saw playing time in 2017 and moved into a full-time starting role in 2019 before seeing his production explode in 2020. In just eight games, he tallied over 700 yards receiving and seven touchdowns on his way to being named the best receiver in the conference. If he can get his 2021 drops under control, and adds some explosion in his breaks, he could be a candidate for an NFL roster.