The Dallas Cowboys may be playing for a postseason spot this weekend, but it's never too early to look toward the future. And according to two separate mock drafts from CBSSports.com, updated on Wednesday, Dallas is projected to strengthen either its offensive or defensive line.
With the Cowboys predicted to select in the 18th spot, according to the order set up by NFLDraftScout.com, draft analyst Rob Rang has Dallas selecting Ohio State defensive tackle Johnathan Hankins. The junior is ranked second in the draft class at his position, according to CBSSports.com, and racked up 55 tackles and a sack in 2012 for the Buckeyes. Hankins was also named to the First Team All-Big Ten roster for this season.
Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com, on the other hand, has the Cowboys taking guard Chance Warmack from the Alabama Crimson Tide. CBSSports.com has the senior ranked first in his position and the sixth-best prospect overall in the draft. Warmack was also named to the 2012 All-American roster and was named to the Second Team All-SEC roster as well.