Dallas Cowboys Dream Scenario
Dallas trades picks 99 and 192 to Cleveland for pick 89.
Realistic Dream Pick at 89: D’Ante Smith, OT
I think it’s vital for the Dallas Cowboys to walk away with at least one developmental offensive tackle. This year’s class isn’t deep in top-end talent but it does have strong developmental guys in the middle rounds. And after enduring nearly the entire season last year without either starting OT, the Dallas Cowboys have to see the need for grooming a tackle with starting traits.
D’Ante Smith has been a pet cat of mine this entire draft cycle. The uber-athletic tackle from East Carolina is one of the most unique prospects in the draft. He’s nimble, light on his feet, and athletic. You just don’t see players this size move like he does.
At 6-foot-5, 305lbs, he’s not as thick and strong as you’d like and can fall victim to a bullrush. But his frame has room to grow and his skill set is elite so even if he doesn’t bulk up he’s going to be a special player on the edge.
Smith also looks like someone who can play right away as a guard. If the Dallas Cowboys are stable with La’el Collins and Tyron Smith at tackle the next two years, D’Ante could still be useful at guard while he waits for his opportunity.