Texas A&M Football: 4 best fits for Christian Kirk in the NFL

Christian Kirk, Texas A&M Football (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
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1. Dallas Cowboys

The Dez Bryant era in Dallas is finally over. After three years of declining play and dropped passes, the Cowboys finally decided enough was enough and turned the team over to Dak Prescott. The Cowboys will be looking to replace Bryant’s production in the 2018 NFL Draft since they got behind the eight ball and waited until April to release Dez.

It was clear to anyone not only had Bryant’s production fallen off, but he and Prescott did not have the same chemistry Romo and Bryant shared. Dak needs guys who can get open. Bryant is no longer a guy who can get separation and Dak didn’t trust him as much to win the 50/50 balls.

Kirk would be an excellent fit in Dallas, but I’m not sure the Cowboys would be willing to risk a top 15 pick on him. Almost everyone has the Cowboys getting either Calvin Ridley or DJ Moore in the first round. Those guys have the prototypical height advantage over Kirk, but that is the only part of his game you could argue is lacking. If they go a different route in the first round, expect Kirk to be in the mix if he’s still available in the second.

Kirk is strong, sure-handed, runs crips routes and can make plays after the catch. The Cowboys are going to run first and methodically move the ball. Kirk can get open in small windows and make things happen. He should very much be in consideration for one of the Cowboys’ first two picks.