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NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys Select Connor Williams

The of the couldn't have started any worse for the . As well as the fell to them at 19, at pick number 50, they had no such luck.

By number 40, the top three guards Austin Corbett, , and and , who were all players of interest to the Dallas Cowboys. With the news of 's impeding becomes a huge glaring hole for the team.

With the 50th pick in the the Dallas Cowboys select University of Texas offensive lineman . Williams who played in college, will likely plug right into the Dallas Cowboys as the , filling a huge hole for them.

NFL Draft: Dallas Cowboys Select
Dallas Cowboys' New Connor Williams

Here is what draft analyst had to say from his draft guide. Brugler had Williams ranked as his 38th best player on his top 100 Big board.

“A three-year starter at Texas, Williams earned the starting job as a true freshman and had an All-American season as a sophomore, putting himself on the NFL radar. However, he appeared to take a step back in 2017 followed by a knee that sidelined him for most of his junior season. Williams learned under three different offensive coordinators in three seasons in Austin, which helped diversify his skill-set. He is technique-focused and moves with above average athleticism, flashing the competitive finish and instincts required for the next level. While the intent is there, he isn’t an overpowering player and contact balance can be an issue at times. Overall, Williams will be a / on some draft boards due to his lack of length, but his sophomore tape showed a capable NFL starter at tackle and NFL teams will need to trust the 2016 tape to draft him in round one.

Dane Brugler – NFLDraftscout.com

Jonah Tuls from NDTScouting.com had Connor Williams as his number 31 ranked player on his final top 300 big board.

If the 2016 version of Connor Williams was in this class, I would take him top 10 without question. The problem is that his production and reliability fell off a cliff, both before and after his knee injury in 2017. He was not the same fluid pass protector or nasty finisher in the run game. It is almost as if he was content with his 2016 tape and tried to not get injured, which is exactly what happened, unfortunately. He is going to wow scouts with his athleticism and movement skills in Indianapolis at the Combine, but his mixed, conflicting tape will also leave them wondering if he is worth the price of admission, which seems to be the mid to late first round. I know some teams are considering putting him at guard, but he is still my top tackle because of the traits he flashed on tape. Comparison: Gross”

Jonah Tuls – NDTScouting.com

He's coming off a knee injury that sidelined him for seven games during the , but Williams was able to come back and finish the season for the Longhorns.

Staff Writer, Sean Martin got the reaction from the Stadium for you. Check his below.

The Dallas Cowboys have now solidified their offensive line and can look to address other needs the rest of the way.

Let us know what you think of the pick. 

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Will

Love this draft so far. LVE and Williams shore up 2 big holes, and getting Gallup at 81 is perfect

Russ_Te

Here is a highlight video from 2016, before the knee injury. I see certain agility there but not quickness. Good intensity, good height to play OT and able to add bulk for OG.

2nd link is his NFL write-up. Williams is good enough as a depth and swing OL’er, but we will see if his camp is good enough to win starting LG. Between him and the Cameron Fleming signing they are deeper on the OL, but I keep drafting for it tomorrow. Will be happy to get proven wrong, but Williams looks like a mid-round prospect not a 2nd round prospect.

I really like the LVE and Gallup picks, and overall it’s a very good first 2 days of the draft.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TkkaNad3Ss

https://www.nfl.com/prospects/connor-williams?id=32462018-0002-5600-1711-baf493b722cd

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