Cowboys Considering two Tigers

It's looking like the Dallas Cowboys' desire for wide receiver help is much more than mere speculation.

The team is believed to have scheduled a meeting with Ohio wideout Taylor Price, and reportedly has shown interest in SMU's Emmanuel Sanders, Citadel's Andrew Roberts, Appalachian State's Armanti Edwards and Tulane's Jeremy Williams.

Now a new pair of names has emerged. A source told the Cowboys are interested in two Memphis wide receivers: Duke Calhoun and Carlos Singleton.

Calhoun (6-2, 195) was the Tigers' top target, catching 68 passes for 923 yards and five touchdowns as a senior. Once viewed as nothing more than a potential free agent signee, Calhoun appears to have crept all the way up to the middle of the draft after a strong showing at Memphis's Pro Day, where he ran two 40-yard dashes at 4.49 and 4.50, posted a broad jump of 10-4 and a vertical leap of 35 inches, and bench pressed the NFL-standard 225 pounds 12 times.

Calhoun is a versatile receiver who has the speed to get deep on many cornerbacks and holds the Memphis career records for receptions (212) and receiving yards (2,981). He can stand to polish his route-running a little, but he has outstanding hands, will fight to make tough catches and is a strong runner with good balance.

Singleton will remind older Cowboys fans of former Philadelphia Eagles star Harold Carmichael, if only because of his height. Singleton (6-7, 230) caught 38 passes in 2009 for 496 yards and three touchdowns.

He isn't particularly fast — he has been clocked regularly in the 4.7-4.8 range in the 40-yard dash, prompting many to project him at the back end of the draft or as a free agent, but his absurd height, excellent leaping ability and strong hands make him an enticing target, especially in a red zone offense. When Memphis threw jump balls his way in short yardage situations, Singleton was impossible to defend. (Why the Tigers didn't do it more often is another topic altogether.) He is a capable blocker, but not overpowering, and wasn't asked to do it that often.

Singleton isn't a No. 1 NFL receiver, and probably not a No. 2. Because of his speed, some suspect he might have to add weight, hone his blocking skills and slide inside to tight end. But if he stays at wide receiver and polishes his route-running a little, he could be a captivating offensive weapon.

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