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Round 5: Jeremiah Poutasi, Offensive Tackle, Utah
Although the Cowboys re-signed Doug Free this offseason, it would be wise to add an offensive tackle late in the draft. Free was solid in 2014 when he was healthy, but he has been extremely inconsistent over the course of his career. Despite their success in 2014, the Cowboys’ offensive line is still young and they can still get better. To reach their fullest potential, a veteran was needed to gel the group and that’s the main reason why Free was brought back. Tony Pauline of DraftInsider.net reported that the Cowboys put Utah’s Jeremiah Poutasi through a private workout.
At 6-foot-5, 335 pounds, Poutasi has intriguing size. He has long arms and broad shoulders, two traits that scouts love for an offensive linemen. The combination of his long arms and his wingspan will work well in the NFL, but the reason why he’s even more intriguing is his speed. Because of that, the Cowboys might be better suited to play Poutasi at the guard position if he is drafted by the Cowboys.
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