Slot receiver Cole Beasley led the Dallas Cowboys in receptions, receiving yards, and targets last season, and it appears as if the Cowboys have found another slot receiver to play alongside him next year.
Rookie receiver Ryan Switzer has been a standout during the Cowboys’ OTAs, and the former North Carolina receiver could be another young weapon in the Cowboys offense in 2017.
The Cowboys drafted Switzer in the fourth round of the 2017 draft after a highly productive senior season with the Tar Heels. Switzer caught 96 passes for 1,112 yards and six touchdowns last year for North Carolina.
With most defensives planning around star receiver Dez Bryant and veteran tight end Jason Witten, the slot receiver position becomes very valuable in the Dallas offense. If Prescott has two reliable slot receivers like the New England Patriots, it will be difficult to defend.
Prescott said he loves what he’s seeing from Switzer, and he said he can learn from a veteran like Beasley.
“He’s a guy that can definitely learn a lot from Beasley,” Prescott said, according to 247Sports. “They’re definitely similar in their playing style. He’s got something special to him. I’m excited for him to keep learning and keep getting better just from watching Beasley and watching these other guys.”
Switzer said he has received good advice from Bryant and Terrance Williams, and the combination of those four receivers plus Witten should make the Cowboys’ passing game even more explosive next season.