Cowboys 7-round 2024 mock draft: Reloading the offense for Super Bowl run

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Round 2, Pick 56: Kiran Amegadjie, OT

Kiran Amegadjie is an OT prospect who is slipping through the cracks in some simulations. Like Barton and Jordan Morgan (picked in the top-20 in this mock draft) he isn’t a clean fit at OT and requires some projection and definitely some technical grooming.

At 6-foot-5, 318 pounds, Amegadjie has the size and athleticism required to play OT in the NFL but his heavy feet are what scouts say is holding him back. With technical work and a refined kick step he should be able to improve in this aspect of his game and become a viable NFL starter at OT. How long that takes is what will limit his draft stock and allow hm to fall to the bottom of the second round.

With Tyron Smith re-signed (in this scenario) to a one-year deal, the Cowboys don’t need the rookie to start in Year 1. In fact, the hope is Asim Richards or even Matt Waletzko can become decent swing tackles in 2024, allowing the Cowboys to slowly work with a developmental prospect such as Amegadjie.

Coming from Yale, it goes without saying he’s among the smarter prospects in the class. And if things don’t pan out at OT, he’s sure to be a quality guard at the NFL level. He’s a plus run blocker with an ability to reach the second level.

If his development fails at LT, the Cowboys can always move Tyler Smith out to LT in 2025 and make Amegadjie the LG. The value here is he has the potential to play either spot just like Tyler Smith. And by re-signing Tyron Smith, the Cowboys have the time to try to develop him at the most valuable position on the line this season.