Vince Mayle isn’t a name that’ll raise many eyebrows around North Texas now, but it might be worth getting to know the Dallas Cowboys’ newest receiver.
Mayle was signed by the Cowboys on Monday to a practice squad deal, according to the Dallas Morning News. He was among the Cleveland Browns’ final cuts over the weekend, four months after being drafted out of Washington State in the fourth round, the result of a penchant for drops.
Aside from the drops, though, he’s a potentially exciting pickup. Last year, Mayle set Washington State records for catches, receiving yards and touchdowns while playing under former Texas Tech coach Mike Leach. He’s also big, at 6-foot-2, 225 pounds.
The Cowboys are very set at their top three receiver spots, with Dez Bryant, Terrance Williams and Cole Beasley. After that though, as Brandon George of the Morning News points out, things get a lot less certain. They’ll begin the season with second-year Pitt product Devin Street at No. 4 receiver, and rookie Lucky Whitehead at No. 5. Neither has a career catch going into the season.
With Mayle’s size and upside, it’s not unreasonable to think he could supplant one of the guys lower on the totem pole and make his way to the active roster at some point in 2015.