Ever since Collins was signed by the Cowboys, fans have been waiting for him to get a shot at right tackle. He was the starting left tackle his last two years at LSU, and was a projected top ten overall pick prior to his draft day tumble.
In his first two seasons in the NFL, Collins has played left guard. He beat out former Cowboy Ronald Leary for the position early in 2015 and was the starter last year before a toe injury sidelined him for all but three games.
The Cowboys’ front office and coaching staff has said on many occasions they would like to keep Collins at the left guard position. However, he has started working exclusively at right tackle through offseason workouts.
This is most likely in an effort to get Collins prepared to play in the situation Green or Bell cannot solidify the position. Of the three, Collins is the best athlete and with his college experience at tackle would probably be the best at the position.
Although, the effect of moving Collins would be playing a below average player at left guard. Which would be another problem for Dallas to address.
Therefore, the best case scenario for the Cowboys is that Chaz Green wins the right tackle position outright and La’el Collins stays put at left guard. Hopefully he is up for the challenge.