3 players Cowboys clearly should've drafted over Luke Schoonmaker at No. 58 overall
By Randy Gurzi
At pick No. 58 in the 2023 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected tight end Luke Schoonmaker from Michigan. He was the second Wolverine in a row to hear his name called by Dallas after they took defensive tackle Mazi Smith in the first round.
Just like Smith, Schoonmaker fills a huge need for the Cowboys but it's hard to say he truly moves the needle. He has the talent to be a starting tight end in the NFL but his skill set isn't wildly different than Jake Ferguson.
For that reason, they could have looked to a different player including these three prospects.
Cowboys prospect No. 3: O'Cyrus Torrence, OG, Florida
If Dallas sticks with the plan to start Tyler Smith at left tackle, then they will need a new left guard. In the end, they'd do well to move Smith back to the spot he began playing as a rookie but selecting O'Cyrus Torrence would have given them the best opportunity to line him up where they would like to.
Torrence entered the draft as one of the top prospects at the position following a great season with Florida. He was originally with Louisiana but followed Billy Napier to Gainesville and was even better in the SEC.
Clearly, the value would have been fine as well considering Torrence had his name called on the very next pick. The Buffalo Bills, who also needed a guard, brought in Torrence who feels like a plug-and-play starter. For Dallas, that would have really rounded out their offensive line.