5th Round – Sean Welsh – Offensive Guard – Iowa
Finally here come the offensive guards. The Dallas Cowboys need more bodies along the offensive line but in reality, this is not really the best draft to fix those line woes. Instead, the Cowboys will likely find another fair priced veteran guard on the free agent market. That along with a couple of late round picks should do the job.
Welsh will likely be able to play center as well and since he is coming from a school known to produce NFL ready prospects he will be expected to learn fast. It would be a bit surprising to see this talented of an offensive lineman last until the fifth round but with a little luck, Dallas can cash in on one of their last needs.
Teller is a similar player but a tad bit larger. Teller’s game tape shows a player who can handle pressure but who also has the body to take on the NFL’s biggest and most aggressive pass rushers.
The former Virginia Tech guard has to a sleeper amongst this year’s offensive line prospects and with a strong showing in the draft, he could draw major interest. It is no coincidence both of these players were in the Senior Bowl, as they are two of the most NFL ready guards on draft boards.
The Cowboys would have more than just a band-aid if they were able to acquire either of these players, as both of these prospects could eventually work their way into the starting rotation.
Alternative Pick: Wyatt Teller – Offensive Guard – Virginia Tech