Dallas Cowboys Round 6, Pick 227
Royce Newman, OL
The sixth round pick of the draft is, of course, my new pet cat. Royce Newman isn’t going to be a star in the NFL but he sure is going to be useful.
At 6-foot-5, 306 lbs. Royce Newman is the prototypical size for an offensive lineman. He has experience playing both guard and tackle and looks like a viable depth piece across all five positions in the NFL.
In 416 snaps in pass protection, Royce only allowed one sack as a guard. He projects best as an interior linemen so he’ll likely be treated as such early. Even still, he surprised folks with his strong Pro Day and actually proved to be a much better athlete than many suspected.
He played tackle his senior season and while his stats took a dip, he really looked like a much more fluid athlete playing on the end. Newman is going to find a team and his position flex will let him hang on early. He can be the ultimate swing lineman and a valuable asset on any roster.
The Dallas Cowboys are loaded on their offensive line this year and have strong depth across the board. But Newman is the kinda guy worth keeping around because he could really pay off as valuable depth chess piece down the road.