Dallas Cowboys Final 7-Round Mock Draft: Prediction and Dream Scenario

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Dallas Cowboys Round 2, Pick 44

Prediction: Liam Eichenberg, OT

I truly believe the Dallas Cowboys want to go offensive tackle early in the draft. They believe in Tyron Smith and La’el Collins’ rehab, but offensive tackle is too important to this team for their “belief” to go unchecked and uninsured.

With Samuel Cosmi off the board, the Dallas Cowboys go back to a familiar well, the University of Notre Dame. Liam Eichenberg, a four-star recruit and three-year starting LT, is a polished and pro ready offensive lineman able to make an instant impact with whoever drafts him.

While Eichenberg is technically sound and fairly low-risk as a prospect, his ceiling looks capped based on his athletic scores. Don’t get me wrong – they were good – they just didn’t offer that elite boom potential other guys have.

At 6-foot-6, 306 lbs, he looks the part but his 32-inch arms are shorter than teams generally want in an OT. As such, some are projecting him to follow in the footsteps of Zack Martin and transition to the guard position as a rookie. Scouts are split on which position will ultimately be his best but that’s no problem here since the immediate need in Dallas is guard while the long-term need is tackle. He appears to be a nice fit for the Cowboys.

Based on needs and past draft trends, there’s going to be a run on OTs between picks 20-40. Liam looks like the best to slip through the cracks to Dallas. Wildcards here are Walker Little (who projects as an elite pro but hasn’t played in roughly 2-years) and Dillon Radunz who scouts are torn on (he only played 1-game in 2020 and has a track record of both dominance and inconsistency).

Eichenberg, rated by Dane Brugler as the 49th overall prospect, is appropriately slotted here and would insure Dallas in more ways than one heading into 2021 and could challenge Connor Williams immediately for his starting guard spot.