Underrated WR on Dallas radar

Underrated WR on Dallas radar

After speaking extensively with this wide receiver earlier this offseason, the Dallas Cowboys hosted this potential second-day draft pick last week.

North Carolina wide receiver Brandon Tate was one of a handful of prospects at Valley Ranch last week hosted by the Dallas Cowboys.

Tate, who suffered through a variety of injuries in his career with the Tar Heels, was limited during his senior season after tearing ligaments in his knee.

Before then, he was widely considered one of the most explosive players in the ACC, both as a pass catcher and a kick returner.

In 2007, he caught 25 passes for 479 yards and five touchdowns while also piling up over 1,000 combined yards in punt and kickoff returns. Tate needed just three seasons to set ACC career records for kickoff return yards (2,383) and returns (98).

The Cowboys are in need of help at wide receiver after releasing Terrell Owens last month.

Roy Williams is expected to be the No. 1 receiver in the Dallas offense in Williams' absence, but another speedster, or two, is needed to help stretch the field.

Tate could be an option considering he's getting closer to obtaining a clean bill of health. Speaking to reporters last month at North Carolina's Pro Day, he estimated he's already back to 80 percent.

If Tate is still on the board entering the fourth round of this weekend's draft, don't be surprised if the Cowboys make a move for his services.

Tate decided against playing in January's Senior Bowl as he would have been limited to off-field activities, but he did take part in interviews last month at the NFL Combine in Indianapolis.

He reportedly spoke to scouts from the Cowboys several times during his time at the combine.

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