Dallas Cowboys Complete 7-round Mock Draft: Fixing the trenches

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Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft

Round 2 Pick 42

OT Dillon Radunz

North Dakota State

Only the Dallas Cowboys know the extent to which La’el Collins and Tyron Smith are injured and the likelihood it puts their future in doubt going forward. If healthy, both players are among the best in the NFL. Tyron is still a Pro Bowl talent and Collins was certifiably snubbed in 2019 by the Pro Bowl and deserves the same regard as his counterpart on the left.

But if one (or God forbid, both) can’t play next season, the Dallas Cowboys need a back-up plan in place and that plan cannot be called “Knight “or “Steele.” Both players ranked in the bottom 3% of the NFL last year and put the entire offense at risk.

The 2021 OT draft class isn’t nearly as good as last years, but it has some interesting players who should develop into solid starters in no time. One of the more intriguing prospects is is North Dakota State’s Dillon Radunz.

Radunz, 6-foot-6, 301 lbs., is nasty blocker who likes to pummel opponents in the run game and has left tackle traits in pass protection. He’s extremely long and athletic and should be able to add weight, making him ideal as a swing tackle in 2021 and a good starter by Year 2.

He’s an immediate upgrade to both tackles Dallas currently employs as depth, and has wonderful development potential for something more. By the time Dallas goes on the clock in Round 2, most of the top OTs will be gone.  Dallas could find great value in Radunz here and if they want to find starting OT in this draft, they won’t be able to wait any longer than the second round.