With the Dallas Cowboys original second round pick they go to the offensive line
The pick here is a tricky one because it seems the Dallas Cowboys want to pick an offensive lineman early, they just aren’t sure which one will slip. Because of this, any number of the top guards will fit here and there’s a chance a good one will fall.
O’Cyrus Torrence (31 on the consensus big board) and John Michael Schmitz are likely long gone, but a certain Cowboys twitter favorite could be in the conversation. Cowboys Nation is head over heels for Steve Avila making him even a legit discussion at Pick 26. But recent consensus boards puts his value at 65 and a quick name search in twitter shows the vast majority of his buzz is from Dallas Cowboys fans.
Even still, I’m going to step outside of the box and pick a different offensive lineman with inside outside ability that could fit the bill.
Matthew Bergeron is one of the many intriguing tackle prospects with questions. Officially listed as a tackle, many have mentioned guard as his more natural position. Lance Zierlein even saying “Pro Bowl caliber run blocking could hasten a team’s decision” to make him a guard.
The Dallas Cowboys adore position flex and Bergeron is someone who’s played both tackle positions. He could be an instant starter at guard and offer some versatility (much like Tyler Smith) to play elsewhere if needs dictate so.
Only two of Dallas’ starters are under contract in 2024 so new blood is important and this is a heck of a start since he’s someone who gives the Cowboys flexibility to build different ways.