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Cowboys Draft Tyler Smith at No. 24 – Team Fit and Draft Profile

With the 24th overall pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the Dallas Cowboys draft Tyler Smith, an offensive tackle out of Tulsa. There are few offensive line prospects that possess the power that Smith has, though it does come with some costs. Let’s take a closer look at the Cowboys’ newest offensive lineman.

Tyler Smith Highlights

Cowboys Draft Tyler Smith | 2022 NFL Draft Profile

Tyler Smith
Position: Offensive Tackle
Height: 6’5″
Weight: 324 lbs
Age: 23
College: Tulsa Golden Hurricane

Tyler Smith Draft Profile

Strengths

Simply, Tyler Smith is a bully on the football field. He possesses rare power and strength, showing the ability to move anyone and everyone. Despite being listed at 324 pounds, Smith shows great flexibility, getting under the pads of edge rushers at many different angles. Along with the power he brings in his blocks, Smith also may have the strongest hands in the draft. Once he latches onto you, you’re not getting away.

Weaknesses

There is absolutely zero consistency with Tyler Smith. He could look like a top-10 pick one play and a Day 3 pick the snap after. His fundamentals are also completely off. The team that drafts him will be in for a project, though the project could yield great rewards. He carries his hands by his side in pass protection, for some reason. He also got 13 holding penalties last season, so get ready for him to be flagged early and often in the NFL.



Tyler Smith Draft Profile: Scouting Report, Highlights and 2022 NFL Draft Projection dallas cowboys
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What to Expect From Tyler Smith in 2022

As stated above, Tyler Smith is as strong as an ox. If he gets his hands on you in the running game, he is going to move you wherever he wants. If you try to bull rush him, you’re likely out of luck. However, Smith’s lack of consistency and discipline will cause fans and his team headaches. He may not start for the Cowboys this season. There are plenty of red flags that point to him being a project for this year. However, with enough coaching, it’s possible he turns into a great player in this league. It may not be at tackle, however.


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