Dallas Cowboys 7-round mock draft 2023 (Reloading the playmakers)

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Dallas Cowboys Round 3 (90): OT Warren McClendon, Georgia

Round 3 is going to offer a truckload of tantalizing options at guard and tackle for the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys have been in the process of remaking their O-line for a few years but are still one more solid piece away from completion.

With Tyron Smith’s future up in the air and Terence Steele’s injury status likely to bleed into the 2023 season, the Dallas Cowboys still need to add high-end talent to their tackle ranks. Ideally, they’ll add someone who has inside/outside versatility who they can slide in at the most needy spot when things settle one or two years down the road.

Warren McClendon, currently No. 118 on TDN’s big board, could be the right player for the Dallas Cowboys. At 6-foot-4, 300lbs, McClendon is a big guy with a versatile build. He practiced against a variety of players at the Senior Bowl and while stiff on the edge, he looked like a legit NFL offensive lineman.

I’m not sure he has the ability to play inside or if he’s is a RT-only prospect but I see guard versatility in him so that’s how I’m operating . In the short-term it would be ideal because the Dallas Cowboys currently have a vacancy at LG (assuming Tyler Smith stays at LT).

Some may be inclined to just draft a guard here since the need is immediate, but tackles are more valuable than guards and since the tackle situation is anything but settled, I’m giving an OT the nod over a couple of the good OG prospects staring me in the face at 90. Can’t go wrong with either though, and as I mentioned, the third round should have multiple attractive options at OL.