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Jalen Tolbert Scouting Report & Fantasy Football Outlook

Last Updated: Jul 31, 2023

The Dallas Cowboys led the NFL in points last season (530), and only added to their loaded offense by picking up University of South Alabama wide receiver Jalen Tolbert with the No. 88 pick on Friday night.

Jalen Tolbert NFL Draft Outlook

Tolbert is a big, physical receiver who had 82 catches, 1,474 yards and eight touchdowns for South Alabama in 2021.


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Pro Football Focus called him one of the best big-play threats in the draft, and our Marcus Mosher had him ranked as the No. 73 prospect on his list of the 150 best draft prospects — ahead of John Metchie III, Christian Watson and Wan’Dale Robinson, who were all picked ahead of him.

Jalen Tolbert Fantasy Football WR Tips

Tolbert is a 6-3, 190-pound receiver who should replace recently departed receivers Amari Cooper, who Dallas traded to the Cleveland Browns, and Cedrick Wilson, Jr.,who had 45 catches and six touchdowns in 2021, but signed a three-year contract with Miami Dolphins in March.

Tolbert is likely to replace Cooper’s big-play ability, but will compete for targets with dynamic receiver CeeDee Lamb, tight end Dalton Schultz, Michael Gallup, and James Washington – who Dallas signed from the Pittsburgh Steelers – as well as running back Tony Pollard.

Tread lightly before targeting Tolbert, at least until his role is more clearly defined.

Jalen Tolbert Scouting Report

Strengths

  • Size
  • Playmaking
  • Speed

Weaknesses

  • Hands
  • Ball skills

Author

Pat Pickens

Pat Pickens is a seasoned sportswriter who has covered pro sports since 2013 for various websites, including The New York Times, NHL.com, Bleacher Report, Sportsnet.ca, USA Today, the Associated Press and many others. His debut book, titled "The Whalers" about the history of the NHL's Hartford Whalers, was released in October 2021.

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