Dallas Cowboys target No. 2: Alex Leatherwood, OL
At one point — not that long ago — the Dallas Cowboys boasted one of the best offensive lines in the game. That was not the case in 2021.
Instead, the offensive line was one of their issues throughout the season, and injuries (as well as a suspension) only made them seem worse. Tyron Smith missed time once again with injuries and La’el Collins was hit with a suspension early in the season and never seemed the same when he returned.
There were even larger issues in the middle as second-year center Tyler Biadasz struggled as did left guard Connor Williams. Chances are, Dallas will go out of their way to fix their line in 2022 — which could include them drafting someone such as Tyler Linderbaum from Iowa to play center.
Other moves should be made as well, and this could include adding Alex Leatherwood via trade. A former first-round pick for the Raiders, Leatherwood has not lived up to his status. Originally expected to be a tackle, he was moved inside to guard, and now with a new staff that did not take him with a premium pick, he could be on the move.
If so, Dallas would make sense. They don’t need him to come in and be a savior but if he can simply develop close to the player we all saw at Alabama, they could have a serviceable starter who could help get this line back on track.