Dallas Cowboys (Round 4, Pick 129)
Cam Jurgens, OC
PFF Ranking: 145, Brugler Ranking: N/A, TDN Ranking: 138
Up to this point the Dallas Cowboys have yet to officially address the IOL. Yes, they drafted Bernhard Raimann with the intention of making him the starting LG in 2022, but Raimann’s future is undoubtedly at OT.
Finding pieces inside that can develop and compete is imperative for the Cowboys long-term health along their line. And Cam Jurgens is someone I see as the top value pick at the center position.
Like Biadasz, and heck, OC1 in the draft, Tyler Linerbaum, Jurgens isn’t a big guy. But unlike Biadasz, Jurgens isn’t freakishly athletic but he’s able to make up for any size deficiencies with speed and quickness.
Tyler Biadasz hasn’t been as bad as some may have you believe. In much the same way fans were unfairly critical of Connor Williams at guard, fans have been showing some unrealistic expectations towards the center position. What do you expect when you compare players to Zack Martin and Travis Frederick, after all?
Biadasz improved down the stretch for the Dallas Cowboys (he was literally the only offensive lineman who can claim that) and at just 24-years-old, could prove to be the long-term answer in the middle. But competition is good and Cam Jurgens gives that fairly early in his pro tenure.
If Biadasz doesn’t take that next step at center this year, Jurgens would be waiting in the wings and at the very least pick up where Tyler left off.