With the 24th pick in the 2022 NFL Draft the Dallas Cowboys select:
To the good fortune of the Dallas Cowboys, the organization fills their top need at Left Guard by selecting Boston College Offensive Lineman, Zion Johnson. Not only do they fill the most glaring hole on the team, but Jerry and Stephen will also be able to look us all in the eye and tell us they selected the top player on their board.
Whether it’s true or not will honestly be irrelevant, but it sounds good and could be true.
Interior offensive line is one of the deepest positions in the 2022 draft and the Dallas Cowboys love drafting the best player at his position. They do just that with Johnson.
He’s a compact guard with plenty of strength, intelligence and technique. The football IQ has put Johnson over the hump as the leagues best guard in the 2022 draft edging out Texas A&M’s Kenyon Green.
With superior strength and athleticism, Johnson will not only be considered a plug and play selection, but a day 1 upgrade over the departed Connor Williams. It may be a boring pick. It may be one of the prospects we’ve watched, read and listened about since the start, but the fact Johnson is still the pick from start to finish speaks to his consistency both on the field and throughout the draft process.
In a draft where many players have a mark against them in some way, shape or form, Johnson is also one of the cleanest prospects. The fact he’s restricted to being an interior offensive lineman is what sends him down the board where he ultimately becomes a Dallas Cowboy.
Many draft picks for the Dallas Cowboys from here on have either risen or fallen throughout the course of the draft process.