NFL Draft 2011: Dallas Cowboys Looking for Tackle Help with Tyron Smith
Tyron Smith May Not Be The Dallas Cowboys’ Dream Selection In The 2011 NFL Draft, But He Could Be Their Best Option At No. 9.
The Dallas Cowboys have made no secret of their interest in trading their No. 9 overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.
However, there are no guarantees that any of the rumored trades floating around (which could put the Cowboys anywhere between No. 2 and No. 22) will come to fruition. If they don’t, suggests ESPN’s Todd McShay, Dallas may look for an answer on the offensive line.
McShay thinks that “Dallas can start this run on the four premier offensive tackles in this class, with Tyron Smith.”
Smith’s athleticism and quick feet have elevated him above competitors Anthony Castonzo and Nate Solder to the top of many draft boards at the OT position.
With penalty-plagued Doug Free and Alex Barron being Dallas’ best RT options for the second year in a row, there’s clearly a starting job waiting for Smith if he is the Cowboys’ pick.
Even if the Cowboys would rather upgrade their defense, Smith—primarily a RT in college but with the agility to transition to LT—would be a decent value pick who could improve the team immediately.
That description doesn’t fit many other options for the Cowboys at No. 9, and could have Smith headed to Dallas in 2011.
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