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TAMPA, FL – JANUARY 09: Defensive lineman Jonathan Allen #93 of the Alabama Crimson Tide looks to rush in the second quarter against offensive tackle Mitch Hyatt #75 of the Clemson Tigers in the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship Game at Raymond James Stadium on January 9, 2017 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Round 7, Pick 241

OT Mitch Hyatt


Here’s another guy I just can’t seem to get off my radar. Mitch Hyatt was a 5-star recruit and 4-year starter at left tackle for Clemson. He’s 6’5” 305 lbs and everything you look for in an NFL left tackle. Except he isn’t.

Hyatt has all the ability in the world and the kind of experience that make him seem like a Day 1 starter but the truth is something’s wrong. Scouts point to his below average strength and poor hand technique as reasons he’s a Day 3 pick. The question at hand is did he already peak or does he just need an offseason of mass-building and technical coaching to get back on track.

On Day 3, this is exactly the type of project I’m looking for. Even if the Dallas Cowboys re-sign Cam Fleming, they need to develop a tackle for the future. La’el Collins is a free agent in 2020 and it’d be nice to get a head start addressing that position.

Will Hyatt be that replacement? Probably not but he’s worth developing because at the least he could be the primary swing tackle in 2020.

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The Dallas Cowboys offensive line is at a crossroads right now the future is very much in question. It’s important Dallas gets ahead of the situation and starts investing in developmental prospects early because next season it’s only going to get tougher.