Round 5 – Kaleb McGary – Offensive Tackle – Washington
With Tyron Smith having nagging back issues and some needed depth on the offensive line, Kaleb McGary could be an easy pickup. McGary probably projects as a better right tackle and maybe a guard, but with time could develop into a left tackle. He is a massive man much like the other tackle who gets much more attention, Trey Adams. McGary can block, has size, strength, and displays ridiculous power when a rusher tries to come inside on him.
Where McGary will probably need work right off the bat is getting depth against quicker pass rushers. If he can get his hands consistent, he will almost always overpower a bull rusher. Speed gives him problems as he struggles to get the depth needed. In run blocking and power rushers, McGary will pretty much take his man out of the play. Speed is where he will struggle at times, but it looks quite fixable.
Tackle is a smart move here as depth is always needed on the lines. McGary would be cheaper than some of the current depth along the line without much drop-off in talent. Since the Cowboys really are based around Ezekiel Elliott and the run game, McGary could come in and contribute right away and they could hide his problems a little easier than a pass first offense.