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Offensive Tackles in the Upcoming Draft

First of all, I'm struggling with formatting this, sorry if its terrible. Second of all, I'd like to take a moment to throw out a few names of guys I think would be a great fit and great value for the Cowboys at the tackle position- part of a position group I wouldn't mind spending the entire draft on. I know we won't do that, however, so without further ado, which of these guys do you think we should target?

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Tanner Hawkinson, Kansas

He run's a 5.04 40. He's a former tight end. He is 6'5" tall and weighs 304lbs. He's fast and a good blocker, and he probably won't go until the 7th round or possibly free agency. He's got three years of experience.
Why we should take him: His problem is that he gets overextended, which can be fixed with good coaching. He has the speed to get to the next level run blocking, and would be a great backup/developmental player if the front office decides to run with Parnell at RT this year.

Kyle Long, Oregon

I love this guy. His Dad(Howie) is a hall of famer. His brother(Chris) is a pro-bowler. He comes with a great football pedigree and has performed highly at the college level. He weighs in at 312 lbs at 6'7".
Why we should take him: He should be available in the second round, and all of the Cowboys' second round picks are amazing. He also runs a 5.04 40. He's playing in the senior bowl this year and is making a name for himself after entering the season as an unranked prospect. He might not be a RKG, he did have some substance abuse problems in college.

Chris Faulk(Lumpy Part Deux), LSU

I love LSU. I want to draft half the team, and make no exception for Chris Faulk. He's 6'5" and 323lbs(He's fat). He also has strong hands and surprising agility and balance, he tore his ACL at the beginning of the year and has elected to declare early for the NFL draft.
Why we should take him: If he lasts until the 3rd round(he would've been a first round pick if he hadn't torn his ACL) then I see no reason not to draft him. Heck, I'd take him in the second. He's an aggressive run blocker and powerful pass protector, and I personally(if he's healthy) would stick this guy at LT and move Tyron Smith back to his natural position. (I know you all think I'm crazy, but I'm not a big fan of Smith at LT when he has excelled for so long at th RT position)

What say you?

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