3 Prospects the Cowboys Should Trade Up for in NFL Draft

The Dallas Cowboys have a few pressing needs ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft. They should consider trading up to make sure they get the best player available using their picks.
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JC Latham, OT

The Cowboys' offensive line took a major hit this winter after veteran Tyron Smith left. With another starter in Tyler Biadasz also gone, the Cowboys are going into the season with one of their weakest O-line groups in recent years.

The current solution the Cowboys have at left tackle is moving left guard Tyler Smith there. However, they have been clear about their desire to keep Smith at guard. Considering that Terence Steele at right tackle didn't have the best season in 2023 either, the Cowboys have plenty of questions to answer in their offensive line.

Enter, JC Latham. The offensive tackle from Alabama is a serious physical force. Listed at 6-6 and 360 pounds, he is one of the most physically gifted offensive linemen in the draft class. However, he doesn't move like what his size would indicate. He is quick, nimble, and surprisingly experienced relative to his age.

Despite just turning 21, Latham has started 27 games for Alabama over the last two seasons. On PFF's big board, he is currently ranked at 21, and is commonly mocked to be a late first-round pick.

If Latham is available a few spots before the Cowboys' selection, Dallas could package a few of its picks to trade up for him to fill an immediate need.