Rookie's strong showing is placing Dallas' veteran WRs on roster bubble.
Ryan Switzer is undoubtedly a talented wide receiver – the two-time All-American is the current record holder for most career catches and receiving yards at the University of North Carolina.
Combined with his dynamic return abilities, the 22 year-old impressed the Cowboys’ upper management enough for it to select the UNC star in the fourth round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Already carrying an 11-man wide receiver corps, and with the thought of having Switzer step in right away as the team’s primary punt returner, current Dallas wideouts such as Lucky Whitehead, Uzoma Nwachukwu and Andy Jones might soon find their jobs in jeopardy.
“Switzer is a great athlete. It’s definitely a heads up”, Whitehead told The Dallas Morning News following the Draft. “I’m all for competition and ready to compete.”
After years of struggling to find a consistent number two behind superstar receiver Dez Bryant, the Cowboys could be leaning towards giving Switzer some offensive snaps sooner than later. A cloned version of Dallas’ current slot receiver Cole Beasley, Switzer is quickly learning the ropes and has earned the praise of his fellow teammates.
Jon Machota from Dallas News recently tweeted Dez Bryant’s thoughts on the Cowboys rookie; “He’s the real deal. I love little Switz”, said Bryant. “The way him and Beasley are going to complement one another is going to be outstanding.”
While it remains to be seen just how the Boys’ plan on utilizing their newest weapon once the season comes around, Switzer seems to have all the tools and support he needs to not only push for a roster spot, but to have an immediate impact.
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