Dallas Cowboys Alec Lindstrom, center, Boston College
After franchise quarterback, having a quality center to match with the signal caller is often a team’s top priority. Basically, that is what the Dallas Cowboys offense needs to protect Dak Prescott and spark the running game. The man on deck is the talented but underrated Alec Lindstrom out of Boston College.
Projected by many pro experts to go in the third or fourth rounds of the draft, Lindstrom went undrafted, and Dallas swooped in and got another steal.
The uniqueness about Lindstrom is that he started all three years at Boston College as the center, and PFF gave Lindstrom the highest pass-blocking grade of 87.8 by a Power 5 center since 2020. In fact, Lindstrom grader higher than fellow center and first round pick Tyler Linderbaum of the Baltimore Ravens.
Wow! That speaks volumes about Lindstrom’s ability to succeed and supplant incumbent center Tyler Biadasz and bypass his backup, Braylon Jones, too. Biadasz has barely improved and his nine penalties last season to boot doesn’t sit well with the coaching staff.
Honorable mention: Dontario Drummond, wide receiver, Ole Miss
Dontario Drummond has a chance to make the team because he can be used as a vertical threat and he’s great with the YAC because he’s hard to bring down (yards after the catch). Further, Drummond caught 76 passes 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns in 2021. At 6’1 and 215 pounds, Drummond is a truly a sleeper but someone who can surely be a WR4 on Dallas’ roster.
I expect these three players to make the roster, continue to develop and reach their full potential. And hopefully the signing of Bell out of Florida A&M is a sign of good things to come because Bob Hayes was an alum of FAM U and the Dallas Cowboys won a Super Bowl with him. Just saying…