3 Tackle Prospects Cowboys Should Draft to Replace Tyron Smith

The Dallas Cowboys have an immediate need at offensive tackle after Tyron Smith's looming departure. Here are three draft prospects who could fill that need.

Denny Medley-USA TODAY Sports
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Amarius Mimms, Georgia

Mimms has been mocked to the Dallas Cowboys in Mel Kiper's latest mock draft. As talented as the Georgia product is, this is a polarizing choice. Mimms only has eight starts in his collegiate career due to injuries and being behind higher recruits in the depth chart. Yet, in limited snaps, he looked as explosive as any offensive lineman in the country.

First of all, Mimms has an incredible physical frame. At 6'7 and 340, he is almost always the biggest guy on the line of scrimmage. However, he is not the least athletic one, either. He is light on his feet while being able to generate a ton of power. His combination of size, strength, athleticism, and agility may be unmatched in the draft among offensive linemen.

According to NFL Draft Buzz, he can have a "tendency to play too tall into contact" and can be "prone to missing optimal angles in space, coupled with a lack of elite recovery flexibility". But, the physical tools are too good to ignore.

Mimms ranks as the fifth-best offensive tackle in PFF's positional rankings in the draft and the 23rd-best prospect on their big board.