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Top Guard Could be Available When the Dallas Cowboys are on the Clock

 

Kelly Lambert-USA TODAY Sports

Saying that the Dallas Cowboys would be thrilled to draft Alabama guard Chance Warmack with the No.18 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, would be an understatement.

According to a mailbag post by ESPN’s Adam Schefter, there’s a darned good chance that Warmack will be available when the Cowboys are on the clock.  Previous draft history also helps backup Schefter’s theory.

“I know most people don’t believe that will be the case,” Schefter wrote. “But, it wouldn’t be completely shocking based on some of the whispers around the league.”

In 2012, many draft experts, including the guys over at ESPN, had David DeCastro ranked as the No.1 interior offensive lineman in the Draft; however, the Pittsburgh Steelers didn’t draft him until pick No.24. Not saying it means that Warmack will slide, just saying that historically interior offensive linemen aren’t drafted exceptionally high.

You wouldn’t think so, from the abundance of mock drafts all over the Internet; however, the proof is in the pudding.  So, let’s say that Warmack does go higher than No.18, the Cowboys could then turn their attention to North Carolina product Jonathan Cooper who seems to be the consensus No.2 ranked interior lineman in this Draft.

It’s not a secret ladies and gentlemen; the Cowboys need interior linemen, and they will have to address it via the Draft. The Cowboys have to invest in protecting Tony Romo now that they gave him that lucrative extension, and either Warmack or Cooper would be an instant upgrade over incumbent starters Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau.

Jesus Flores is a Dallas Cowboys writer for RantSports.com Follow him on Twitter @SSgtFlo1