After foot surgery set him back a year, Rudolph’s favorite jump ball target finished his Cowboy career with a strong redshirt senior season to the tune of 1156 yards and 8 TD’s. Ateman amassed 2466 yards receiving and 13 TD’s over the course of his career in Stillwater.
His selection is preceded by his Cowboy WR counterpart James Washington at pick 60 and his signal caller Mason Rudolph at pick 76. Due to the plethora of weapons the Cowboys had, Ateman was seen as a potential sleeper pick in the draft and no Cowboy fan will argue that Oakland got a lot of value in this pick. Oakland has obviously made WR a priority in the offseason as Ateman joins another pair of new faces in Martvavis Bryant and Jordy Nelson, which along with stud Amari Cooper, could make for a crowded receiver room.
This is part II of the 3-headed (senior) monster at receiver the Cowboys will look to replace in the upcoming season, but Cowboy fans are proud and excited to watch Ateman reach the rest of his potential as he begins his NFL journey in silver and black.