Yet again, through no fault of his own, Michael Gallup finds himself at the center of the NFL rumor mill.
With 24 days until the 2021 draft, there is now speculation the Dallas Cowboys will select Florida tight end Kyle Pitts with the No. 10 overall pick and subsequently trade the walk-year wide receiver — the would-be odd man out of the offensive pecking order.
The idea was initially broached by Jess Haynie of Inside The Star, who believes Dallas has hedged and could continue to hedge against Gallup’s potential departure next offseason.
“Part of the assumed logic in Dallas picking Lamb last year was to prepare for Michael’s potential departure. Lamb could move into the starting lineup with multiple years left on his rookie deal, keeping the finances in balance,” Haynie wrote on April 1.
“This is where Kyle Pitts, a potential generational talent at tight end, could quickly become more than just a luxury. As soon as 2022, Pitts could replace Gallup as a top-three receiving threat for the Cowboys.”