Although Dalton Schultz left the Dallas Cowboys tight end room due to free agency, many believe Jake Ferguson and Peyton Hendershot are capable of filling the void.
Do the Cowboys want the tight end position to have more “juice”? According to CBS Sports’ most recent mock draft, Dallas selects Notre Dame tight end Michael Mayer with the 26th overall choice.
Making the decision to use a tight end is an intriguing one. Although Hendershot and Ferguson have only played in one NFL season, adding another young tight end to the lineup with the blocking skills neither rookie possesses is cause for consideration.
“Mike McCarthy wants to run the dang ball so why not help your offense out twice by grabbing a strong run-blocking tight end who doesn’t need to be the focal point of the offense with a stout WR corps on the depth chart,” CBS Sports writes.
Highest graded pass catcher in the red zone last season:
☘️ Michael Mayer: 92.5 pic.twitter.com/eMUUdePRth
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