Dallas Cowboys Rumors: Will Top Offensive Lineman Be Available for Cowboys at 18?

By Ben Grimaldi
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We are in the early stages of the NFL draft process and all the talk is beginning to heat up. In the next month there will be more stories, linking more players to more teams than we can ever imagine so whatever you hear must be taken with a grain of salt. However, Dallas Cowboys fans won’t like what they’re about to hear.

According to DallasCowboys.com scout Bryan Broaddus, there is very little change that Alabama guard Chance Warmack makes it to the Cowboys at 18. The news actually gets worse, Broaddus reports there is very little chance any of the top five linemen make it to Dallas; included on that list with Warmack is Jonathan Cooper, Luke Joeckel, Eric Fisher and Lane Johnson. Here is some of what Broaddus wrote:

‘Before I headed to Alabama, I thought that guard Chance Warmack could have been the offensive linemen to slide in this draft with Joeckel, Fisher, Johnson, and Cooper all going in the top 15. After watching Warmack work out and talking to various scouts from around the league, there is a good chance that all those players are gone before Dallas selects at 18.’

This is not good news for Cowboys fans that have their heart set on the dominating Warmack, or even Cooper, when they pick at 18. The Cowboys need all the help they can get on the offensive line and either player would make an ideal fit with the Cowboys. If what Broaddus writes is true the Cowboys could then focus on guard Larry Warford from Kentucky, who is just a step below the other two guards, or they could draft a defensive lineman or a safety. The Cowboys do need help at all three positions.

All is not lost for the Cowboys because it’s way to early too know how the draft will fall but this is not an encouraging report. It does confirm that the team would be getting a steal with Warmack or Cooper with the 18th pick in the draft, so whatever superstitions you’re into, now would be a good time to believe in them once again.

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