Dallas Cowboys: Charlie Taumoepeau, Tight End, Portland State
The Cowboys have a huge hole at the tight end position this season. They recently lost longtime fan favorite Jason Witten. Witten spent 16 years in Dallas before leaving for Las Vegas this offseason. The projected starter, Blake Jarwin, only has 58 career catches in three seasons with the Cowboys. With a lot of uncertainty at the position, Charlie Taumoepeau has a real chance to make the team, and move up on the depth chart.
Taumoepeau had 117 catches, 1,876 yards and 11 touchdowns in his career at Portland State. He also received first-team All-Big Sky Conference honors in his senior season. Scouts predicted Taumoepeau to go in the 4th or 5th round, but he dropped because of his limited athleticism.
Taumoepeau was the main focus of the Vikings offense last season. He could be a nice possession tight end for QB Dak Prescott in the future. He’s a little small for a tight end, at 6-foot-2, but he runs and plays with a lot of power.
The Portland State product also isn’t afraid to do the dirty work, and lower his shoulder to gain extra yards. The former Viking is already a polished receiver, but often times splits out wide because of his poor blocking skills. If he improves on his blocking, Taumoepau could make for a solid tight end.