Tyron Smith's pro-day workout at USC on Wednesday included a bevy of NFL offensive line coaches watching closely, and he will soon begin taking trips to many of those teams that scouted him on campus, according to a league source.
The left tackle has added weight to his athletic frame and could be the first offensive lineman drafted in April. A few teams picking in the top 10 -- the Cleveland Browns at No. 6 and the Dallas Cowboys at No. 9, in particular -- have shown interest. It seems unlikely Smith would slip much beyond the low 20s, depending on how the draft goes.
Smith will begin his visits in Dallas on Monday, according to the source, then head to Minnesota. The following week will include trips to Cleveland, Detroit and Tampa Bay, and then Smith is scheduled to be in Washington on April 19 and Atlanta the following day. The Redskins hold the 10th pick, while the Vikings select 12th, the Lions 13th, the Bucs 20th and the Falcons 27th.