This year's NFL draft was an unusual one for sure. It's not every draft that you only have one QB drafted in the first round along with a TON of defensive players.
Although, while many teams were picking up star defensive men from schools like Georgia, Michigan, Ole Miss, and other heavy defensive schools, the Cowboys chose to look at their Offensive Line this draft.
While the Cowboys had a great season last year and one of the best offenses of all time, they still struggled to give Dak Prescott the time he needed to get the ball to his receivers. This is what drew the Cowboys' draft team to select Tyler Smith as the 24th pick in the 2022 draft. This player is an Offensive Lineman from Tulsa.
When you look at how the Cowboys did in the 2021-22 season, you can see that there isn't too much they should change about themselves.
- They had a great defense (Thanks to the rookie sensation Micah Parsons).
- The team ranked 7th among the league in defense last year and forced 34 turnovers, which was the highest among any team last year.
So looking at those stats, the defense was solid, as was the offense, however, if the team was so good in multiple areas, then that brings up the question: “What could they do better at?”
The answer that many believed was the offensive line. With a fresh new player in the huddle and one to protect Dak while in the pocket, this Cowboys pick was used wisely and I believe they chose the correct teammate for this year's season.
Hopefully, the Cowboys can repeat last year's success and only fix some issues when it comes to playoff time. If the Cowboys can adapt Tyler Smith to their team correctly, then I believe they could have a better season than last year.