April 8, 2007
Draft loaded with ready-to-go O-linemen
Hall of Fame scribe Rick "Goose" Gosselin writes that this draft class is loaded with offensive linemen who started all four seasons in college
. Those guys, according to Goose, tend to be ready to contribute immediately in the NFL.
The Cowboys don't have a hole to fill in the starting O-line after signing Leonard Davis, but it wouldn't be surprising to see Jerry and Co. use a first-day pick on a guard or tackle. The Cowboys have a lack of proven depth on the O-line, and the post-Flozell Adams era probably isn't far away.
For pure homer purposes, I'd love to see the Cowboys draft Plano East/Texas product Justin Blalock, who has a lot of tackle experience but projects as a guard in the pros. But Blalock, who Goose ranks as the third-best guard in the draft
, would be a bit of a reach at No. 22 and certainly won't be available when the Cowboys pick in the second round.
Auburn guard Ben Grubbs
is a popular pick for the Cowboys in mock drafts. He's a stud who didn't start all four years. He arrived in college as a 251-pound DT, moved to tight end for a year, kept bulking up and became the draft's top guard prospect.
Posted by Tim MacMahon
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