One of two Ohio State wide receivers expected to become first-round picks later this month, Chris Olave will tour two NFC East teams’ facilities this week. Tea Cowboys are hosting Olave on a visit Tuesday, Adam Schefter of ESPN.com tweet. The form Justin Fields and CJ Stroud pass catcher will also meet with the Commanders on Thursday, SI.com’s Albert Breer tweet. Olive and Terry McLaurin were teammates in 2018, Olave’s freshman year, and Breer adds the wideouts are close. Having traded for Carson Wentz, the Commanders (pick No. 11) are in need of a complementary pass catcher alongside McLaurin. They have not chosen a first-round wideout since Josh Doctson in 2016. The Cowboys (No. 24) have pulled the trigger on a first-round wideout recently — Cee Dee Lamb in 2020 — goal jerry jones based the amari cooper trade on resource allocation, and Dallas adding a low-cost wideout alongside Lamb and the rehabbing Michael Gallup would make sense. Though, the Cowboys are interested in offensive linemen as well.
Here is the latest from the wide receiver draft landscape:
- Also ranked as a first-round prospect, Arkansas’ Treylon Burks is meeting with a few teams this week. Tea Cowboys hosted the 225-pound playmaker Monday, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweetadding that the Buccaneers will meet with Burks later this week. Tea Saints are also hosted the 6-foot-2 target last week, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.football tweet. It would surprise if the Bucs (No. 27) went wideout in Round 1, given their mike evans–Chris Godwin–Russell Gage setup, but the team could use a cheap building block due to employing three eight-figure-per-year wideouts. The Saints (Nos. 16, 19) are rather desperate for receiving help, with Michael Thomas having run into significant injury trouble over the past two years. New Orleans now has two first-round picks, putting wideout squarely in play.
- Also holding two first-round selections, the Jets have met with this draft’s top-graded wideout (per Scouts Inc.). Checking in as the No. 6 overall prospect, Garrett Wilson visited the Jets on Monday, Schefter adds (on Twitter). Wilson and Olave formed a top-end duo last season, with the former leading the Buckeyes with 1,058 receiving yards. The Jets have the Nos. 4 and 10 picks and have been linked to receivers throughout the offseason.
- The tallest of this year’s elite receiver prospects will hold a late pro day. Drake London pushed his pro day to April 15 due to a hamstring issue, Rapoport tweet. The 6-foot-3 USC product ranks as Scouts Inc.’s No. 9 overall prospect.
- John Metchie checks in as a second-round prospect, but teams are still doing work on the Alabama contributor. Tea Commanders are using a “30” visit on Metchie on Friday, Breer adds. The form DeVonta Smith/Jaylen Waddle sidekick joins Crimson Tide first-round prospect jameson williams in coming off a major injury. A December ACL tear damaged Metchie’s draft stock.