Over at DraftTek.com, a man named “Long Ball” made an interesting observation in his latest mock draft. According to LB, he has heard from two sources that say the Dallas Cowboys have requested more film on USC offensive tackle Tyron Smith than any other team. Offensive tackle is a huge need for the team and Smith is a quick rising prospect, so could there be some credibility to these claims?
Wes Bunting has also stated he’s hearing Smith will make a top ten push after his Pro Day. “Hearing that once USC OT Tyron Smith works out for NFL teams, teams would be shocked if he feel outside the top – 10…Redskins? Cowboys?” Bunting wrote on his Twitter account.
Smith is a very athletic tackle who used to play tight end, a la Rayfield Wright. Could he be the answer for the Cowboys pains at offensive tackle?
Outside of being a very raw prospect, the big concern for Smith was his weight. He put any of those concerns to rest at the NFL Scouting Combine when he weighed in at 307 pounds. Smith also registered some incredible measurables at the combine, such as his 36-3/8″ arms and 11″ hands. Smith has the physical tools to be a dominant tackle at the next level, so it would make perfect sense for Dallas to use the number nine pick on him.
Is the interest in Smith just smoke or do you believe he could be the guy the Dallas staff has their eyes on?