Flashback to the 2013 NFL Draft. The Dallas Cowboys entered in desperate need to bolster their flopping interior offensive line. First priority…securing a true center.
Fortunately, Jerry awoke to reality in 2013 and snagged Travis Frederick with his first selection. Since, the top center of the draft has erased all concerns in the middle.
Second year, undrafted free agent Ronald Leary was to earn a starting shot. He’d yet to play an NFL game and still had strong concerns over college knee injuries.
In a class loaded with NFL-ready guards, the Cowboys should’ve targeted a new starter. As their 2nd round selection appeared, a starting caliber OG remained.
Kentucky’s Larry Warford is a massive, powerful blocker. He surrendered just 1 sack his entire Senior season, dominating highly touted SEC linemen.
Several NFL scouts felt Warford was worthy of a 1st round grade…as did I. Cowboys fans assumed they hit the jackpot. (FYI, Warford started as a rookie for the Lions).
“With the 47th pick in the 2013 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys select…”
GAVIN ESCOBAR, Tight End, San Diego State
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