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Dallas Cowboys Undrafted Free Agents: Donavon Kemp Profile

What came first the chicken or the egg? What kind of third receiver do you want; someone capable of filling in for your one or two or a bonafide slot receiver?

It appears that while no one on earth can answer the former with any certainty, the Dallas Cowboys seem to be erasing their answer from the previous few seasons and switching directions. Over the last year and a half, it seems that Dallas is looking to find a number three receiver in the slot receiver mold. They drafted Danny Coale this season after drafting Dwayne Harris last year. In previous years, they had a depth chart full of 6'3" 220+lb receivers. Now, the competition is among 6'0", 6'1" shifty players, including UDFA Donavon Kemp; who is fighting to make the 53 man roster this year.

Kemp hasn't received many accolades in the limited camp reports we've received so far; but there is still one more OTA session remaining this week. Standing at 6'1" and weighing 194 lbs, Kemp ran a 4.40 in his Pro Day at University of Texas El-Paso earlier this offseason. His 10 yard split was a quick, 1.45 seconds. Unfortunately, a hamstring injury has affected his chances to impress the coaching staff during the rookie minicamp.

His collegiate stats were hampered by the offense he was a part of; never securing more than the 23 catches in a season he accrued in his redshirt senior season of 2012. He only scored seven career touchdowns, but the most intriguing number he produced was a 17.4 yards per catch average throughout his college career. A slot receiver with afterburner jets and the ability to make a big play? Now that's something Dallas could be interested in.

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