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5 Guards Dallas Cowboys Should Draft To Upgrade Their Offensive Line

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5 Guards Dallas Cowboys Should Draft

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The NFL Combine has ended and the thing we look into before the actual draft is Pro Days. These are actually more scripted workouts, so there’s no reason for an athlete to have a poor pro Day. So as we are inching closer to the NFL Draft, it’s time to look at the positions and prospects the Dallas Cowboys should be paying the most attention to. We all know the Cowboys main needs on their current roster are the offensive line, the defensive line and secondary. Those aren’t there only needs but they are the main one’s so here we’ll take a look at who the Cowboys should pick at each position.

Some players stood out at the Combine and others did not so in the next two months the list could change a lot but for the most part, these are the players the Cowboys should be looking at, not only in the first round but throughout the draft. Obviously most of them won’t be there for the Cowboys to take since, ya know, there are 31 other teams vying for their services but these players should be on the Cowboys radar moving forward in the draft process. Some of the names are obvious choices and some you may have never heard but these are the players they must seriously consider drafting.

I’ll be doing this series for the next few days and looking at specific positions and today I’ll be looking at the guard spot. The Cowboys have a big need for improved guard play and these 5 players would help upgrade the Cowboys interior of their offensive line.

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5. Zach Allen-North Carolina St.

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Trust me he played for N.C. St. and even though there's no picture of him, this North Carolina St. product won’t be taken in the first few rounds but he’s worthy of a late round flyer because he has the size, 6-3 and 330 lbs, and strength, 32 reps on the bench press, that the Cowboys like.

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4. Travis Bond-UNC

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Even though Bond isn't pictured, he helped pave the way for many UNC touchdowns. Bond was overshadowed by his teammate Jonathan Cooper but he’s still a good prospect who has massive size, 6-7, 330 lbs. A mid to late round pick might be worth taking on this powerful player.

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3. Larry Warford-Kentucky

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Warford is a great prospect who has good size, speed and power. Warford solidified his status as one of the top guard’s in the draft with a great Senior Bowl week. He should definitely be on the Cowboys radar but could be a reach at 18.

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2. Jonathan Cooper-UNC

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Cooper is a stud prospect who has great strength and athleticism, although he doesn’t have the size the Cowboys usually like but he is gaining weight preparing for the NFL. Cooper would make a great addition for Dallas at pick 18 and they could start him at guard from day 1.

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1. Chance Warmack-Alabama

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The best guard prospect to come along in a few years at the guard position. His size and strength allowed him to dominate games and he’d be the perfect fit for the Cowboys in the first round. His skills might not allow him to make it to Dallas at 18 but if he does it’s a slam dunk pick. He’s the best guard in the draft and the Cowboys would have an immediate starter for 10 years to come. Warmack and Tyron Smith would make an outstanding left side of the line.