4th Round (146th pick) -C Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin
The next pick was also an amazing one for the Cowboys. With the sudden retirement of Travis Frederick, they drafted the guy who may be able to come in and challenge Joe Looney for the starting job right away.
Tyler Biadasz, a junior center out of Wisconsin, was just named to the All-American team, unanimously. Here are a few facts to blow your mind.
He was the second-ranked center on PFF’s big board at the 87th overall prospect. The only other center ranked ahead of him was the 43rd overall ranked prospect, who went in round one to the New Orleans Saints.
The Dallas Cowboys not only got the 87th best prospect with the 146th pick of the draft, but they did so at a much greater value and thus much cheaper price than the Saints did.
Based on things such as size, positional rankings, individual accolades, team fit, coaching, and mostly the way that offensive linemen are evaluated throughout this whole process, the Cowboys traded up for a player in the fourth round that is not much worst if not better than the player that the Saints did in the first. The cherry on top is that they got a really good prospect to fill an immediate need, for peanuts.