WR - FA
This Week Outlook
Kenny Bell is pushing for immediate playing time on the outside in three-WR sets. He's competing with Donteea Dye and Russell Shepard.
It will be interesting to see what comes of this in training camp, and there should be value to be had from whoever is the winner considering the Bucs have said they're moving Vincent Jackson into more of a slot role in 2016. The rookie has solid upside, and he's a player to monitor as we enter training camps.
The Cowboys could be replacing Dwyane Harris this offseason and University of Nebraska's Kenny Bell could fill the void. Bell ran a stellar 4.42 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine yesterday, showed a 41 inch vertical jump, and even showed good hands in WR drills.
Although Bell could be a special teams ace for the Cowboys, he averaged 25 yards per return in college and returned a kick for a touchdown, he is a little taller than Harris (6'1 compared to Harris' 5'10) and could even make an impact in the receiving game. Although Cole Beasley came on strong at the end of the year and Terrance Williams had ten touchdown receptions, the Cowboys still are looking for depth at WR, even if Dez Bryant returns, and Harris could never make an impact in the passing game. He only has 33 catches in four NFL seasons, two of which are touchdowns, and the Cowboys would love to have a skilled kick returner that could make more of an impact in the passing game as well. Bell showed explosiveness in the Cornhuskers offense, averaging nearly 15 yards per catch in his college career, on top of the fact that he could take over for Harris with his kick returning and blocking skills. The Cowboys will closely monitor Bell and could look at him in the middle-late rounds of the draft.