Dallas Cowboys 7-Round Mock Draft
Round 5, Pick 177
OT Brenden Jaimes
It would have been nice to address the offensive tackle position earlier but such is the trickle-down effect of drafting a QB with your top-10 pick. Each need drops a round and value is ultimately lost on positions like OT.
At the very least, the Dallas Cowboys have a need for a swing tackle. Both Terence Steele and Brandon Knight underwhelmed as tackles and neither should be relied on to back up Tyron Smith and/or La’el Collins in 2021.
As we’ve stated multiple times this offseason, no one should expect Smith and Collins to come back without any issues. Both are coming off some pretty concerning career threatening injuries and it wouldn’t be shocking if one of them doesn’t make it back.
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At the same time they may both make it back we just don’t know. But as for me, I’m hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. That means I’m bringing in a developmental guy like Jaimes.
Jaimes has experience playing both right tackle and left tackle at Nebraska. Some project him best as an NFL guard so he really brings versatility across the line for 4-positions. Exactly what you want in a depth lineman.
He’s going to struggle against speed but he should be a serviceable swing tackle if needed right away. He doesn’t have the highest ceiling but for a Day 3 pick, he offers extraordinary value.