5 Tackles Dallas Cowboys Should Draft To Upgrade Their Offensive Line
5 Tackles The Dallas Cowboys Should Draft
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 tackle spot. The Cowboys have a big need for improved play on the end of their offensive and these 5 players would help upgrade the Cowboys offensive line.
***Please note that Luke Joeckel is not mentioned because he will not make it to pick 18 so he isn’t a serious consideration.
5. Manase Foketi-West Texas A&M
No picture of Foketi but he does exsist. Foketi is from a smaller college but he has the size and power to stand up against stronger players, which Doug Free struggles at. He’s a project player but someone with good potential and the Cowboys should be able to get a good look at him since he’s from Texas. A late round flyer would be a good pick.
4. Terron Armstead-Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Armstead is in that pile celebrating a SWAC Championship. Another small school player but Armstead showed up big time at the Combine last week. He ran the fastest time for a lineman ever and he played well at the Senior Bowl. He needs work but his potential is sky high. A mid-round pick could be used on Armstead.
3. D.J. Fluker-Alabama
Fluker is in the middle of the picture smiling. He has tremendous size and very good athleticism for a big tackle and is very powerful. He’s also a hard worker and has lost weight since Alabama’s season ended. He’s a late first round pick and the Cowboys could use his talent.
2. Lane Johnson-Oklahoma
Johnson worked out extremely well at the combine and his stock is rising. Would make a great fit for the Cowboys at right tackle and would make a nice bookend for Tyron Smith. Could be well gone before Dallas picks at 18 though.
1. Eric Fisher-Central Michigan
Fisher has great size and athleticism and would be a great pick for the Cowboys. He played at a smaller school be he’s shown himself to be just as good as the big time school players in the post season bowls and workouts. He’s got great feet to handle the speed pass rushers and the strength to stone the strength rushers. The Cowboys may benefit from Johnson’s rise and be able to get the better player in Fisher. Should be their main target in the draft if they want a tackle.