Can Kevin Ogletree Claim The #4 WR Spot?

As I made my daily trek for Cowboys news on the internet this morning, I cam across this interesting post by Tim MacMahon of ESPN.

Tim takes a look at wide receiver Kevin Ogletree and ponders his role for the upcoming season. He writes,

Undrafted receiver Kevin Ogletree proved as a rookie that he can contribute to the Cowboys. Now, he’s trying to prove that the Cowboys can rely on him.

After a full offseason, Ogletree feels confident that he has a firm grasp of the playbook. He practiced at all three receiver positions, trying to maximize his chances to get on the field.

The Cowboys don’t have any questions about Ogletree’s ability. They like his speed, quickness, elusiveness and hands. They don’t know yet about his dependability.

I was very impressed with what I saw of Ogletree in limited playing time last season. He seems to have a nose for the ball, a flair for the dramatic, and though it was mentioned in Tim’s post I thought Ogletree showed some explosiveness and burst.

As it stands now, Ogletree is probably ranked fifth on the depth chart behind Miles Austin, Roy Williams, Dez Bryant and Patrick Crayton at wide receiver, but with a solid training camp that could change.

I think that Ogletree’s immediate future is somewhat tied to Crayton’s. It is still uncertain what role Crayton will have on this team if any, especially if he holds to his current demands for a trade or release.

Even so, Ogletree has shown some flashes that would indicate he could pass Crayton up on performance alone when training camp begins. It’s one of the things to keep on eye this pre season as the Cowboys decide who makes the wide receiver corps and who will be on the sidelines when they take on the Washington Redskins for the season opener.

Who do you think will claim the #4 WR spot on the roster?

0 replies
  1. Nate the Cowboy Ninja
    Nate the Cowboy Ninja says:

    I think we should wait and see. Id hate for Crayton to stunt the growth of Tree, but Crayton’s experience could come in handy. In the end, Ogletree should prove to be the future #4, if not this year then next.

  2. Rob V.
    Rob V. says:

    Those who know me know how I feel about Ogletree. Make him the number four receiver and then next season he can move up to number three. There is just something about this guy and Romo sees it as well. Love Ogletree!!!

  3. Kipster
    Kipster says:

    I have been a fan of Ogletree since preseason of last year. This kid you coudl really be somethign great with some work.. and maybe if we are lucky enough we could dump a ton of salary off and we wil be saying Roy who?…

  4. Raina
    Raina says:

    Eveyone knows I like Crayton but I think Olgetree will outplay for the #4 spot in camp. I feel like he wants it more than crayton. Its hard because I like both but Kevin has that something special.

  5. cowboysforlife
    cowboysforlife says:

    I am a big fan of Olgetree, But unless Crayton is gone from the team. He just does not have the game time with Tony to pass him this season.

  6. J-Hove
    J-Hove says:

    ** HUGE Ogletree fan. He is a do-it-all type of WR. I honestly think Kevin Ogletree can be a #1… yeah I like him that much. On this team Austin, Dez and Witten will get the pub but I think if you look at skillset and performance when given an opportunity Ogletree can emerge out of that pack. Austin’s a beast, Dez has all the physical tools to be unstoppable but Ogletree’s that guy that will just MAKE PLAYS.. especially on checkdowns. LOVED what I saw from him last year. PLAY ‘TREE!


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