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: Jaquarii Roberson
- Position: Wide Receiver
- Height: 6-0
- Weight: 186
- School: Wake Forest
- Awards and Recognition: 2020 and 2021 Second Team All-ACC
The Good: Production was booming for Roberson in the ACC. He finished as a top 15 receiver in 2020 and broke the program record for consecutive 100-yard receiving games, doing so in the final four games of the regular season. Then, in 2021, he backed that up with four more 100-yard games over five weeks in October. Good speed and shifty in his route running allows him to be good after the catch.
The Project: Despite a solid frame, Roberson really struggles to get defensive backs off his back in coverage and does not have any physicality to his game. This limited his versatility and confined him to the slot for most of his college career. His separation was enough to get him by in college, but at the professional level, his windows will be smaller, and he'll have to win with his frame. He'll also be one of the older receivers in the rookie class turning 24 in July.
The Summary: Roberson enters the league as a slot receiving threat. He lined up inside for over 450 snaps in his final season and 260 in 2020 when he was one of the most productive receivers in the country. However, because of his production, the Demon Deacons never asked him to play special teams. So to fit on an NFL roster, he'll have to pick up that area of the game quickly and hope he can turn some heads in the early practices.