The Dallas Cowboys went into the draft knowing they needed a slot receiver. With Laurent Robinson leaving for Jacksonville and Kevin Ogletree getting one last shot on the roster, the ‘Boys were looking for a permanent solution.
Coale stands at six-foot tall and 201lbs. He is built like a big receiver and out performed most receivers with a 6.69 three-cone drill. Translation: he’s quick and accelerates better than the majority of receivers in the draft.
Jason Garrett recently spoke with ESPNDallas.com
He’s in the mix. He’s a guy that we like physically; we like him intangibly; he’s got some position versatility and flexibility and we feel like he can be a special teams contributor. One of the really good things that we see when we pick these seven players is it creates a tremendous amount of competition on our football team.
Coale was a four-year starter at VATech. He thrives at making one player miss and getting upfield. He has the speed and quickness that the ‘Boys haven’t had at the slot position in years past. Patrick Crayton nor Robinson gave the Cowboys the quickness and agility at the slot like Coale provides.
Mark my words, Coale will make an impact on this team immediately and for years to come. He can contribute on special teams and play the slot better than the others on the team. He may not start on week one or two, but he will soon enough.
Cowboy fans should keep their eyes on him, and guys like Ogletree and Dwayne Harris will need to pick their games up ASAP.
Rob Brown is a correspondent for Bleacher Report and the primary writer for www.CowboysVsRedskins.com.