Dallas Cowboys Staff Picks: Dream Pick at 26 (6 different dreams)

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Reid’s Best Case/Dream Scenario for the Dallas Cowboys

Darnell Wright balances immediate impact with positional value. The Dallas Cowboys need a left guard since Terence Steele and Tyron Smith will essentially platoon at RT. The problem is guard isn’t a position you typically want to use a first round pick on (exception being of course, Zack Martin).

Tackle, on the other hand, is one of the most valuable positions in the NFL and well worth a first round pick. Wright is a tackle who projects to be both an OT and an OG at the NFL level. He’s someone who could step into the LG role in Dallas on Day 1 and move over to RT next year when Tyron and Steele potentially leave.

Knowing the Cowboys have to re-sign Dak, CeeDee, Diggs, and Parsons in the next two years, I’m eager to save money and want to avoid paying Steele big money to stay at RT. Wright upgrades LG in 2023 and then upgrades RT in 2024, all while saving money.

Wright potentially offers the most immediate impact without having to draft positions that are regarded as low-value like TE, RB and OG. There’s a chance he’s there in the 20s and if he falls to Dallas at 26 he’s an easy pick to make. If someone like Joey Porter Jr is there too, I may change my mind but I think Wright has a better chance of falling so he’s my pick.

OK everyone. Sound off. Who’s your ideal pick at 26. Try to be realistic so no top-10 guys. Sound off in the comments…