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    Wide receiver isn't an immediate need for the Cowboys, but Pat Doney discusses five names that would make the team's offense more dynamic right away. (Published Friday, April 8, 2016)

    While wide receiver isn't at the top of the list of immediate needs for the Cowboys, there are a few they could consider drafting in the first two days.

    Dez Bryant has a few well-documented issues and Terrence Williams isn't producing like a complement to Bryant could. The position could soon be a need and five players they might consider adding include:

    1. LaQuan Treadwell, Ole Miss
    • Pros: Hands, catch radius, size, body control, route running, run after catch
    • Cons: Durability, long speed, focus drops

    There's a reason Treadwell is known as "Baby Dez." He's physical, he separates and he'd make the Cowboys wide receiver corps a nightmare to cover.

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    2. Corey Coleman, Baylor
    • Pros: Lightning quick off the line, speed, burst, run after catch, physical, competitive
    • Cons: Height, hands, catch point, limited route tree

    The drops are an issue and he's not really big, but he's fast, physical and he plays big enough. His quickness off the line of scrimmage will strike fear into cornerbacks and add another dimension to the Cowboys' offense.

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    3. Josh Doctson, TCU
    • Pros: Catch point winner, hands, body control, competitive
    • Cons: Frame, long speed, limited route tree

    NFL is becoming a contested catch league and Doctson is Mr. Catch Point. He has a giant catch radius and boasts the best hands in the draft, which makes any quarterback's job much easier.

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    4. Braxton Miller, Ohio State
    • Pros: Speed, quickness, breaks, run after catch, versatility
    • Cons: Experience, hands, catch point, limited route tree

    Miller is comparable to Randall Cobb as a former quarterback that will have a dynamic role in an NFL offense. He's raw, but he's electric after the catch and he's picking up the position at an accelerated rate.

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    5. Will Fuller, Notre Dame
    • Pros: Long speed, agility, burst, quick feet, deep separation, savvy
    • Cons: Hands, focus drops, frame, catch point, run after catch

    Fuller is also on the small side and has issues with drops. He's also limited to one role as a deep threat, but he's really good in that role and capable of stretching NFL defenses.

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    All five of these receivers would add new dimensions to the Cowboys offense and make it much more difficult to defend.

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