Originally Posted by joseephuss
I think Tyron Smith can play well in the NFL. Everyone knew he would take some lumps as he transitioned to the left side, but I feel he will hold down that LT spot for a decade with Dallas.
Yes, he was the first-round pick I mentioned. The only other picks we've succeeded with on the line (post JJ) were Flozell Adams and Andre Gurode, both second-round picks.
I was hopeful Free would break the curse on any linemen we've drafted lower than the second, but that hope has faded. (And as I mentioned in another thread, we have a less than 50 percent success rate even on linemen we've drafted in the second round since 1993.)