Dallas Cowboys Draft: 5 possible draft options at Pick 24

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The Dallas Cowboys season has come to an abrupt end and draft season is officially upon us. As our draft coverage ramps up and we start exploring draft scenarios and full scale mock drafts, let’s first turn our attention to a few draft prospects who could find themselves in Dallas’ crosshairs

Meaningful games may be over (although the Senior Bowl is yet to come), but the scouting process is far from over. What looks like a consensus now, is far from consensus next month. Scouts are still watching film, players are still testing athleticism and projections still need to take place.

Here are five intriguing options in the 2022 NFL Draft for the Dallas Cowboys

Players who test well will inevitably rocket up boards between now and draft day. Players who look like locks now will get skipped over by players with elite testing and seductive projections. A player like Devin Lloyd who now sits in the 14-27 range on most boards figures to test off the charts, as such could move into the top-10 with visions of Micah Parsons 2.0 dancing in teams’ heads

See what I did there? A projection of a projection? What a time to be alive!

So let’s get started. Pulling from Kyle Crabbs’ latest Mock Draft and scouting at TDN, Dane Brugler’s Mock at The Athletic, and PFF’s stat driven Mock by Austin Gayle, we build our reports and profiles. We start with a favorite pick of Cowboys Nation and someone who’s currently projected to go between Pick 15-24.

Dallas Cowboys Draft Option 1

Tyler Linderbaum, OC


If you’ve explored Draft Twitter at all this winter, you’ve most certainly seen the love for Tyler Linderbaum. Everybody loves him. Nobody thinks he’ll make it to Dallas. Two big obstacles along the way are the Philadelphia Eagles at 15 (Dane Brugler and Kyle Crabbs projected PHI) and the Arizona Cardinals at 23 (PFF projected AZ).

But I’m not shutting the door on Linderbaum quite yet. Centers notoriously fall in the draft (even great ones fall out of the first round) and there’s a handful of players I expect to blow up the NFL Combine this year that will force their way up into the top half of this draft. Safe picks are going to fall and teams are going to gamble on skill players with more risk/reward.

Linderbaum is arguably the best center prospect we’ve seen in years. He’s polished, smart, and dominant. He doesn’t have position flex which will hurt his value to some, but he’s an instant starter and elite run blocker.