Tyron Smith has made something of a habit out of impressing the coaching staff since he was taken by the Cowboys’ in the first round of the 2011 draft. Starting at right tackle in his rookie season, Smith was considered the team’s best lineman by many, and, at the very least, he was good enough to convince the team that he deserved a shot at left tackle--the most important position on the line--in 2012.
While from all accounts, Smith has been making the transition with relative ease, at least one Scouts Inc. writer believes the 21-year-old can be more than a good left tackle, but one of the best linemen in the league.
Matt Williamson writes this week that, in his estimation, Smith will be the second best offensive lineman in the league by the year 2015. From that report, per ESPN Dallas:
“Smith was sensational in his rookie season last year at right tackle. Wisely, the Cowboys will move him to left tackle with Doug Free heading over to the right side. I was tempted to put Smith at the top spot on this list, but after only seeing one season (on the right side), I felt like Long was the safer choice for three years down the road.”
As ESPN Dallas’s Tim MacMahon points out today, Smith should just be entering the prime of his career in 2015, as a 25-year-old veteran of the league.
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