Most mock drafts have the Dallas Cowboys selecting a cornerback (namely Prince Amukamara from Nebraska) with their ninth overall pick, but the series of pre-draft visits suggest at the very least that the team is heavily considering an offensive lineman in the early rounds.
Colorado tackle Nate Solder and Florida guard/center Mike Pouncey will reportedly visit Valley Ranch next week. It was reported last week that USC tackle Tyron Taylor, widely regarded as the best of the offensive linemen in this year’s draft, would visit as well.
Solder is one of a slew of offensive tackles who could be taken in the top ten of this month’s draft. He was a consensus All American in 2010 and among the finalists for the Outland Trophy, presented anually to the nation’s best offensive lineman.
Pouncey is the twin brother of Pittsburgh Steelers’ center Maurkice Pouncey, who took over that role last year, his rookie season. With Maurkice in the NFL going into the 2010 season, the Gators moved his brother Mike from guard to center. He was named First Team All American in 2009.
In addition to the big men, the Dallas Morning News reports that Bilal Powell, a running back from Louisville, is set to visit as well.
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