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Cowboys Draft: 3 Offensive Linemen to Target

As I move through more tape study of the 2018 , it's becoming obvious to me that if the Cowboys plan to fill their hole at left through the draft, they'll have ample opportunity to do so within the first two rounds. After round two? Well, then things will get a little dicey. But I have three names which are atop my guard wishlist for the during the .

OL Isaiah Wynn, Georgia

' guard is my second favorite offensive lineman in the 2018 draft class.

2018 NFL Draft: Scouting Georgia OL Isaiah Wynn

Wynn started his entire senior season at , and performed at a high level at the spot. He projects as a guard in the NFL, however, and should be a plug-and-play starter on the interior.

Wynn's best trait is his footwork. Balanced, smooth, and fluid with his feet, Wynn has the athleticism to get to the second level, as well as pull from the guard spot. Wynn looks natural in space, but he's no slouch in the trenches either. He is also an effective pass blocker, possessing a strong punch and showing off patience in his kick-step.

Isaiah Wynn is absolutely an option at 19th overall, as I believe he is a top-20 player in the draft class, and is “OL2” behind Notre Dame Guard Quenton Nelson on my board.

OL Will Hernandez, UTEP

The original OL2 on my board, UTEP Guard , is also a late-first-round offensive lineman. At 6'3″ 340 pounds, Hernandez is an absolute monster in the middle, and uses his size as a strength.

2018 NFL Draft: Scouting UTEP OL Will Hernandez

His hands are incredibly strong, and once he gets those hands inside of the defender, it's all over for the pass rusher. Hernandez is also instinctive when it comes to positioning his body as a run blocker, works well in double teams, and can effectively get to the second level.

Despite Hernandez' huge frame, I never noticed a lack of movement skills in his game.

In fact, I believe his footwork and agility as a blocker are strengths to his game. I believe he can excel as a guard in any blocking scheme, and would be another plug-and-play option at for the Cowboys next season.

OL James Daniels, Iowa

While I'm sure you've heard of the first two names on this list, Iowa is the on my board. And to be honest, he could be the best option in terms of value in round two.

Unlike Wynn and Hernandez, Daniels declared for the draft as a junior and did not get the chance to impress the masses at the .

Daniels' impressed me most with his movement skills. He excels on outside zone and sweep plays, and is an excellent reach blocker. Daniels is also effective working off double teams and cutting off linebackers at the second level. James Daniels is a prototypical zone-blocking interior offensive lineman, and would be a great addition to the Cowboys' vaunted line.

While you might have to take Wynn or Hernandez 19th overall in order to get them, James Daniels could be a realistic option at 50. If the Cowboys can pull off a /James Daniels haul in the first two rounds, I'd be ecstatic.

Kevin Brady
Kevin Bradyhttps://kevinrobertbrady.wordpress.com
Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and have been with ITS since 2016.

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EverybodyTalks

Good article. I’ve seen Wynn and Hernandez touted for our Guard position. I prefer Wynn of the two. As a Iowa Hawkeye fan, I think you hit the nail on the head about James Daniels. Would love to see us get Vita Vea in the first and use #50 for Daniels.

winstar

Vea and Daniels are a dream and I understand that but I would be happy if we ended up with any one of the three G’s you discussed.

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