Why Cowboys fans should be excited about Leighton Vander Esch

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A big weakness that National Football League scouts see in him is his inability to be a receiver out of the backfield, something teams value highly.

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The Cowboys entered the day with three picks in the sixth-round, but sent the 192nd overall to the Los Angeles Rams to acquire wide receiver Tavon Austin. Van Esch comes from Riggins, Idaho population 406, so imagine the culture shock he'll gladly experience in Big D. Cowboys need help on defense and Van Esch figures to see time quickly, the real meat of the draft come in the middle rounds. Strong hands. Can win on throws outside is frame.

"We've got Super Bowls to win", Vander Esch told the NFL Network's Deion Sanders in an interview after he was selected. It was a little more West Coast dink-dunk this year.

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The Monroe, Georgia native spent two seasons at Butler County Community College before transferring to Colorado State as a junior in 2016.

Wilson, who is 6-foot-2, 200 pounds, set the Boise State record with 1,515 yards receiving last season. Gallup was named a first-team All-MW selection during his first season at the Division I level. At 30, Thomas remains one of the best back-end defenders in the NFL. The standout hauled in 100 catches for 1,413 yards.

Schultz had 22 catches for 212 yards and a career-high three touchdowns as a senior. Gallup could become one of the sleepers of the draft. He was one of three finalists for the Biletnikoff Award, given annually to the nation's most outstanding receiver.

At the NFL Combine, Gallup posted a 4.51 40-yard dash. Gallup was considered a top 10 receiver by many draft pundits.

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