Dallas Cowboys Round Six – Nick Broeker – Offensive Tackle – Ole Miss
With the Dallas Cowboys using Tyler Smith and Terrence Steele at offensive tackle, there are still questions about the swing tackle position and overall depth. Broeker does have some ability to play both tackle and guard, so his versatility should help depth overall.
He may do better on the left side, but the Cowboys could see his versatility as an ability to play both and provide the swing tackle position a boost.
Broeker has agility and speed which lends to the idea he can play both sides of the line. He does well in short spaces and uses his speed to cut off blockers. He is better at run blocking than pass blocking right now, but he will flash due to his footwork. He does well enough in pass protection for quicker passing schemes and his hands are active. He does get to the second level in the run game quickly and engages defenders well.
Where Broeker will need some time to develop is in the power category. Too often he gets pushed back by bull rushers and struggles to recover. While he does well to cut off blockers, engaging and sustaining are noticeable deficiencies right now. He may take time to develop power, which could impact his speed, but he will need to do so to be an effective starter in the NFL.