There’s no denying that Kayshon Boutte had a disappointing season in 2022.
Coming off an ankle damage that lower his 2021 season — which was shaping as much as be an exceptional one — quick, Boutte returned to LSU this fall anticipated to be one of many nation’s high receivers.
That’s not precisely how issues performed out. He completed second on the workforce in receiving however had simply 538 yards and two touchdowns on 48 catches. He had moments, however he wasn’t the dominant participant many anticipated him to be, and quarterback Jayden Daniels developed a stronger reference to Malik Nabers.
Boutte — who entered the 12 months as a projected first-round decide — initially made the stunning resolution to return to LSU in 2023, however he later reversed course and declared for the draft, opting out of the Citrus Bowl. Whereas Boutte’s draft inventory took successful this season, he’s a first-round decide to the Cowboys at No. 26 within the newest mock from Touchdown Wire’s Doug Farrar.
If there’s one factor we discovered in Dallas’ 2022 season, and positively of their 19-12 divisional spherical loss to the 49ers, it’s that this offense can not stay on CeeDee Lamb and a bunch of roleplayers alone. That confirmed up rather a lot in Dak Prescott’s extra interception-prone moments, and it’s time for Prescott to have extra assist each exterior and within the slot. Boutte’s inventory dropped a bit resulting from a sluggish begin to the 2022 season, however he turned it on simply nice as issues progressed. His six-catch, 107-yard sport in opposition to Georgia within the SEC Championship sport allowed Boutte to point out how he can home nearly any route in opposition to an awesome protection.
Boutte will surely give Dallas one other premium weapon, although it might admittedly be a bit stunning to see him go this excessive after the season he had. The expertise is plain, however the manufacturing could possibly be seen as a purple flag.
Regardless, Boutte is a gifted receiver who shouldn’t final lengthy in April’s NFL draft.
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