A Dallas Cowboys mock draft with a no-trade clause

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115. player. 123. . Offensive Tackle. Dallas Cowboys. Walker Little

This pick is a big win-win but you probably wouldn’t notice for a couple of years. I am tired of going into each and every offseason and have the Dallas Cowboys search for a swing tackle. From Ty Nsekhe and Cameron Earving to Cam Fleming replacing Chaz Green, a band-aid can no longer be the solution.

Brandon Knight and Terrance Steele did an admirable job last year and should continue to get better but the tools Little possesses are far superior to that of the two current backup incumbents.

Walker Little has some serious traits but has some pretty bad tape. He is a pretty good pass protector but catches the defender rather than mirror and punch his defender back. His run blocking is atrocious with Stanford seemingly preferring to run opposite of his direction.

He is a project but with Nsekhe filling the swing role this year and two other younger players ahead of him, drafting Little is more about not paying a swing during next year’s free agency period.

The Cowboys have done well with lineman in the past and taking a flier on a six-foot-seven 307-pound athlete could pay massive dividends if given the opportunity. If Little can develop some pop in his punch and stay engaged with his defender on run plays, Little could be a steal.