Best offensive tackle options for Cowboys in 2024 NFL Draft

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Even if the Dallas Cowboys spent money in free agency, it seemed like a foregone conclusion that they would draft an offensive tackle early. Losing Tyron Smith is a devastating blow, but the 2024 tackle class is incredibly deep.

The Cowboys are undecided whether to move Tyler Smith from left guard to left tackle. Smith finished a Second-Team All-Pro in 2023 in his first season at guard and could develop into the game's premier LG so there's a wide-ranging debate about where he should play in 2024 and beyond.

Regardless, the Cowboys should be able to net a quality tackle with the 24th pick. Notre Dame's Joe Alt and Taliese Fuaga out of Oregon State would be a dream, but they have virtaully no chance of falling that far.

With that in mind, let's take a look at some of the best (and most realistic) tackle options for the Cowboys in this draft.

5. Amarius Mims, Georgia

Mims made just eight starts at Georgia due to injury, but his physical profile and Pro Bowl ceiling all but ensure he won't make it out of the first round. At 6-foot-8 and 340 pounds, Mims engulfs edge rushers with his power and wingspan.

The former Bulldog is far from a polished prospect, but he didn't allow any sacks in college. He dominated when healthy. Overall, Mims would be a risky pick given his lack of experience, but the Cowboys champion the draft-and-develop philosophy.

A right tackle prospect, Mims could replace Terence Steele in 2025 if Steele has another down season following ACL surgery. Assuming Steele's contract isn't restructured before the 2024 season, Dallas can get out of his deal very easily next offseason.