Dallas Cowboys Draft Profile: USC Guard – Andrew Vorhees

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Andrew Vorhees is a 4-year starter from the University of Southern California and probably one of the more finished products at his position. His NFL ceiling is not going to be extremely high, but he will be able to provide some team either immediate starter or rotational depth. In either case, the Dallas Cowboys will need to do their due diligence and fans will need to get familiar with a player who may suit up for the team in September.

Why Dallas Cowboys fans should get to know USC interior lineman, Andrew Vorhees.

Make no mistake about it, Andrew Vorhees will be an NFL player for some team next fall. He is another one of those prospects with the body of a tackle but plays on the interior.

The Dallas Cowboys loves their position flexibility, and this prospect will give that to them in spades. He has played some left tackle (sparingly), left guard and right guard during his time at USC. Having a prospect who can step into any of the positions on the left side is going to be a huge plus for Dallas.

The USC senior is 6’6″ 325 pounds. The arm length, while unconfirmed, will be one of the items that gets a lot of attention when the combine comes around. He is a very smart player and understands what he needs to do on every play. On tape, his technique, stance and body control are really good. Even when a defender seems to outpower him, he is still able to maintain his balance and stay engaged in his block.

He is not an elite athlete but still a good one. He can be aggressive and it’s good to see him mauling some of the defensive linemen, but he is going to have to improve his hand placement (seems a little grabby at times) as it may get him in trouble at the next level.

With that said, Dallas Cowboys fans watched Tyler Smith learn on the job with hand placement. If he can do it, I’m confident Andrew can make the transition as well.

Projected Draft Spot: Andrew Vorhees can definitely be a late first round draft pick. But the realistic shot for him is between the 2nd-3rd rounds. The Dallas Cowboys can take a chance and hope he falls to their second or third round pick but there is no guarantee he’ll be around. Dallas drafted Connor McGovern in the 3rd round of the 2019 draft so maybe it’ll happen a second time around.

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