Not many previous Dallas Cowboys draft classes were more criticized then the 2013 class. This was mostly due to questionable moves made the Cowboys front office and it’s staff. After a full offseason, training camp, pre-season and three regular season games, I thought it would be a good time to revisit the status of those draft picks and reflected on the Cowboys draft decisions. Will start with the Cowboys first pick…
2013 Dallas Cowboys First Round Selection (31st overall):
Center Travis Frederick, Wisconsin
Many will remember that the Cowboys had the 18th overall pick in this draft. But they traded it to the San Fransisco 49ers for the 31st overall pick and their third round pick (74th overall). Many fans believed the Cowboys could have gotten a second round pick instead of a third for moving up that high. San Fransisco used their new first round pick to select safety Eric Reid out of LSU. Dallas used it’s first round pick on Frederick. Many experts believed Frederick could have lasted until the third round and the Cowboys pick was a reach.
Regardless, Frederick filled a big need for the Cowboys. His play has been altogether positive and the Cowboys offensive line is starting to play much better. Although the rookie was burned by Kansas City Chief’s defensive tackle Dontari Poe for two sacks in Week Two, you have to believe the intelligent and diligent Frederick will learn from his mistakes.
Grade so far: A
Despite the reach, Frederick seems to be the right fit for this offensive line. He has the right attitude and work ethic to become a Pro Bowl caliber center in the future.