Dallas Cowboys pick 212 – McClendon Curtis, Interior Offensive Lineman, Chattanooga
How often do we hear the Dallas Cowboys talk about position flex? Alot, I know. Well, this is exactly what you will be getting with offensive lineman McClendon Curtis out of Chattanooga. Dallas just loves a good project, and this year will be no different. The last three seasons (2020, 2021 and 2022) he played right guard prior to switching to left tackle.
I’m projecting him as a guard with swing tackle potential as the backup plan. He has really good size and decent power that will allow for a smoother transition to guard when the time is right. Over the last three seasons, he’s given up four sacks and 5 hurries in three seasons albeit against lesser talent.
As a sixth-round pick, the plan should be for him to come along slowly, and if necessary, provide depth for the Cowboys. However, getting a red-shirt year would be the ideal situation. Tyron and Tyler Smith, hopefully, is the left side of your line when the season opens. Barring injuries, the rookie would be able to watch and learn how to play pro ball.
The offensive line coach, Mike Solari, is bringing in a varied approach to the offensive line scheme. With that, he’ll need players who can learn and adapt quickly to those changes. It’s not hard to land on a player who was able to make a position change at any program while continuing his effective play. Adding depth across that offensive line should be the priority. Adding physical traits shouldn’t be far behind it.