Why Undrafted?: Deontay Greenberry

Why Undrafted?: Deontay Greenberry, WR, Houston
By Charlie Campbell, @draftcampbell

There was a lot of hype around Greenberry entering college as he was a five-star recruit and the first ever to sign with Houston. Greenberry made an immediate contribution with 47 receptions for 569 yards and three touchdowns as a true freshman. His sophomore season was his best year as he totaled 82 receptions for 1,202 yards and 11 touchdowns. In 2014, Greenberry recorded 72 receptions for 841 yards and six touchdowns. He decided to skip his senior year and enter the 2015 NFL Draft, but the league’s scouts did not hold Greenberry in high regard as he did not receive a Combine invite.

Sources say the reason that Greenberry went undrafted was because he didn’t simply grade out as anything more than an undrafted free agent. Greenberry didn’t show well enough in getting separation, and his skill set didn’t match the hype according to NFL evaluators. They didn’t think he was slighted by the Combine or deserved to go to Indianapolis. Greenberry has a lot of doubters to prove wrong.

After going undrafted, Greenberry signed with the Dallas Cowboys. It could be difficult for him to make their 53-man roster. They already have their starting receivers in Dez Bryant and Terrance Williams. Dallas also has some big receivers who are backups in Devin Street and Chris Boyd. However, the Cowboys really don’t have a defined third receiver unless you count Cole Beasley, but they could use some depth behind their starters. In order to make the roster, Greenberry will have to win one of two roster spots coming from a group that currently includes Boyd, Street, Reggie Dunn, Antwan Goodley, Nick Harwell and George Farmer. It seems possible, but Greenberry has his work cut out for him.

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