Another Shocking News: Dallas Cowboys Just Confirm THE Departure OF Two Top Sensational Stars Players

likening the new Cowboys OT Tyron Smith to Tyler Guyton
How does Tyler Guyton stack up against the late Tyron Smith, if he is the Cowboys’ next left tackle?

As many had predicted, the Dallas Cowboys handled the first round of the 2024 NFL Draft, trading back five spots to select Oklahoma offensive tackle Tyler Guyton. How does Guyton compare to the last left tackle in the team’s history, given that the front office has already stated that they view him as their future starter? Let’s contrast our newest first-round pick with the veteran Tyron Smith, who left us lately.

During the post-draft press conference last night, Mike McCarthy briefly touched on Guyton’s tenure with the Sooners covering a left-handed quarterback’s blindside. The club was determined to move Guyton to the left side of the court in their offensive scheme; Stephen Jones mentioned the advantages of keeping Tyler Smith at guard. Thus, it is evident what the team’s strategy is for Guyton.

The rookie will undoubtedly have huge shoes to fill. Tyron Smith was an eight-time Pro Bowler and five-time All-Pro, and he probably would have been more if he hadn’t struggled with injuries in his final years with Dallas. Although Smith returned to being recognized as an All-Pro in 2023, Dallas decided to let him go in free agency, and the veteran is now hoping to play one more game with the New York Jets.

When comparing Guyton and Smith as prospects, one thing that quickly stands out is their raw athleticism. Take note of the parallels between their pre-draft workout metrics:

Smith finished in 4.93 seconds and Guyton in 5.19 seconds in the 40-yard sprint.
Guyton 1.76s, Smith 1.69s for the 10-yard split
Three-cone drill: Smith 7.47s, Guyton 7.5s
Smith 4.68s, Guyton 4.71s in the 20-yard shuttle
Smith is 29″ and Guyton is 34.5″ tall.
Guyton jumped 8’11”, Smith 9’1″.
Though not by much, Smith has the advantage here, which is what made him a top candidate in the 2011 NFL Draft. Remember that Guyton is larger than Smith; during his combine, he was 6’8″ and 322 pounds, compared to Smith’s 6’5″ and 307 pounds. Surprisingly, Smith’s arms are actually slightly longer by two inches than Guyton’s, despite Guyton’s larger body. However, that only indicates that Guyton is nearer typical given Smith’s legendary wingspan.

Both graduated from college with accolades for their athletic ability, however they were also noted as needing to strengthen their weaknesses. Both were seen to be excellent pass blockers with potential for improvement in the run game. Additionally, both received criticism for their lack of situational awareness. Once more, the word “raw” is relevant to these two scouting reports.

Smith, like Guyton, was mostly a right tackle in college. In fact, he began his rookie career there with Dallas before moving to the left side in his second campaign. As stated last night by the front office, Guyton will be requested to relocate right now. It makes sense because Terence Steele has previously shown that playing left tackle in the NFL is not a good fit for him, despite having more experience.

Obviously, Tyler Guyton was selected 29th in his draft, while Tyron Smith was selected 11th. We’re not suggesting that Guyton will replace Smith; very few players in the NFL can match that caliber of skill. Guyton, though, appears to check a lot of boxes in terms of continuing the same playing style and having the chance to start at left tackle for many years to come. It was a successful night’s work for the Cowboys to get a respectable left tackle replacement and acquire an additional third-round pick through a trade down.

 

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