The Cowboys on Sunday traded WR Ryan Switzer to the Raiders for DT Jihad Ward. It's an interesting swap: Dallas sending a 4th-round pick from last year for a guy who landed in Round 2 in 2016. Dallas clearly decided to go in other directions at WR, while the new Oakland staff apparently didn't feel the same way about Ward. Switzer drew just 7 targets as a Cowboys rookie but closed out 4 years at UNC with a 96-1,112-6. We wouldn't bet on any fantasy relevance in 2018, but there's potential opportunity in 2019 and beyond with Martavis Bryant in the final year of his contract and Jordy Nelson turning 33 at the end of May. Switzer's return skills -- 1 kick-return TD last year, 7 on punts in college -- might be the primary reason for the trade, after Oakland traded away Cordarrelle Patterson. That'll help Switzer stick on the Raiders roster.
The Cowboys selected North Carolina WR Ryan Switzer in the 4th round of the 2017 NFL Draft. The 5'9, 181-pounder tested as a 26th percentile athlete, so there's not much to get excited about from that standpoint. Switzer displays plenty of burst and quickness on tape, though, and broke out with a 96-1,112-6 line as Mitchell Trubisky's #1 WR this past year. He'll be no more than a slot receiver at the next level and will begin his career backing up Cole Beasley. Beasley is signed through 2018.