Cowboys Will Visit with First Round WR

The Dallas Cowboys will visit with this first round wide receiver in the coming days, TheRanchReport.com has learned.

The Dallas Cowboys will visit with Southern California wide receiver Dwayne Jarrett, TheRanchReport.com has learned.

A receiver who can be a dominant force on the field when focused, Jarrett has all the tools to be a No. 1 wide out at the NFL level.

Bio: Three-year starter and All-Conference selection as a junior after posting 70/1,015/12. Sophomore totals included career numbers of 91/1,274/16.

Pos: Clutch receiver with outstanding size and consistent hands. Fluid releasing off the line, uses his large frame to box out opponents and snatches the ball from the air. Gets vertical and out-muscles defenders for the jump ball. Very quick transitioning from making the reception to running after the catch.

Neg: Slows into breaks, displaying choppy footwork running routes. Unnecessarily body catches at times, has lapses in concentration and will drop some catchable throws.
While Jarrett does not necessarily possess the field-stretching speed and he needs to concentrate on the details of his position, he still offers a lot of potential for the Cowboys, or another team at the bottom of the first round.

The Cowboys are believed to be looking at a variety of positions with their first round pick (No. 22) this year.

Owner Jerry Jones was recently quoted as saying, "I don't think we're locked in at any position to come out with. I can see us going secondary, offensive line, whole gamut and maybe even a young quarterback."

Still, even though current wide outs Terrell Owens and Terry Glenn both topped 1,000 yards last season, Owens will be 34 this fall and Glenn will be 33, meaning the Cowboys need to start developing a lead receiver for the future.

Also- the players currently behind Owens and Glenn -- Patrick Crayton and Sam Hurd -- are more complementary players than big-time go-to guys.

In 2006 Jarrett recorded 70 catches for 1,015 yards and 12 touchdowns. In his final game with the Trojans in the 2007 Rose Bowl against Michigan, he caught 11 passes for 205 yards and two touchdowns.

TheRanchReport.com has also confirmed Jarrett will visit with the New York Giants before the 2007 NFL Draft.

History is not on the side of the Cowboys drafting an offensive player with their first round pick. In fact, you have to go all the way back to 1997 to find the last offensive player selected by the Cowboys in the first round- TE David LeFleur.

However with young Pro Bowl quarterback Tony Romo returning next season, the Cowboys would like to give him more weapons- meaning the team will look at wide receivers in the first two rounds of April's draft.



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