Dallas Cowboys Pick 74
Teven Jenkins, OT
The Dallas Cowboys would like to inject some more talent and youth into their offensive line. Dallas lost both starting tackles, Tyron Smith and La’el Collins, to season ending injuries this season and the effects trickled-down throughout the roster.
Perhaps both fellas will come back healthy and ready to roll next season. Or perhaps this is a sign of further decline and more missed time is on the way. The Dallas Cowboys need to hope for the best and prepare for the worst and that involves picking up an offensive tackle to groom now.
Teven Jenkins has been someone that jumps out on film and might be sliding under some radars this winter. Johnson didn’t just grade out as the third best OT in the draft (according to Pro Football Focus), but he also flashed enough skills to me, to project as a top guard in this draft.
If Smith and Collins come back healthy in 2021, then they easily lock down their old jobs as bookends for the Dallas Cowboys O-line. In that situation, Jenkins can either work behind them, serving as swing tackle, and developing as a future starter. Or he can jump inside and compete right away at guard.
Jenkins is tough, powerful, technical, and nasty in his blocking. At 6-foot-6, 310 lbs. he’s the right size and length to play tackle in the NFL, but watching him play scouts say it appears his arms are shorter than you’d want in a tackle prospect. That’s likely the reason he’s falling into the third round on some boards and I’d suspect if they were longer he’s be an early Round 2 prospect.