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Draft Scout Snapshot: A closer look at the Cowboys' picks: Round 1/31 - Travis Frederick, C, 6-3, 312, Wisconsin...The Cowboys traded down from 18 to 31 after their top early targets were gone and used the pick for Frederick. He was projected to go in the second and as late as the third round. But the Cowboys were higher on him than most and felt he was their last best option to help them upgrade their offensive line. He should walk in and be the starter at center. - The Sports Xchange
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04/28/13 - A closer look at the Cowboys' picks: Round 1/31 - Travis Frederick, C, 6-3, 312, Wisconsin...The Cowboys traded down from 18 to 31 after their top early targets were gone and used the pick for Frederick. He was projected to go in the second and as late as the third round. But the Cowboys were higher on him than most and felt he was their last best option to help them upgrade their offensive line. He should walk in and be the starter at center. - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - Cowboys insist they didn't reach for Frederick...The Cowboys' decisions in the first round of the draft on Thursday will be debated for years. The Cowboys traded back in the first round to pick up an extra pick in the third round before taking Wisconsin center/guard Travis Frederick with the 31st overall selection. The 6-4, 312-pound Frederick was projected by many as a second-round pick and by some as late as the third. The Cowboys went into the draft hoping to improve the offensive line with either North Carolina guard Jonathan Cooper or Alabama guard Chance Warmack, the defensive line with Missouri defensive tackle Sheldon Richardson or the defensive backfield with Texas safety Kenny Vaccaro. But those players went off the board well before the Cowboys were to pick at 18. They only had 18 players ranked as first-round picks and felt they could move back and pick up an extra draft pick and still get a similarly regarded player later in the first round. - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - The Cowboys traded their 18th overall pick to San Francisco, which selected safety Eric Reid of LSU. The Cowboys got the 31st pick in the first round plus a third-round pick, 74th overall. The trade value chart suggests the Cowboys should have gotten the 49ers' second-round pick, 61st overall, rather than the third-round pick. "We didn't see a player we wanted to spend that pick on," owner Jerry Jones said. "We felt we had options with players that were still available when we made the trade to go to 31. "The incentive was, and the lure was, to end up with a third-round pick and still get a first-round pick that was as good as the one at 18. And that is what we did." The Cowboys have six more picks in rounds 2-6, including two in the third round. The big issue with the selection of Frederick is that many felt the Cowboys reached for the pick and they didn't get good value in the trade. - The Sports Xchange
04/28/13 - The Cowboys disagreed and said they got even or better value on their chart in the trade. What is not debatable is that they filled a need. Frederick can play center or guard. The Cowboys have undersized Phil Costa returning as the starting center. Costa started just three games last season because of back and ankle injuries. Veteran Ryan Cook, acquired in a trade with the Miami Dolphins before the start of the season, was forced to start 11 games. Frederick will also get a look at guard, where he started as a junior at Wisconsin. The Cowboys are also looking to upgrade from Nate Livings and Mackenzy Bernadeau at guard. This is the second time in the last three years that the Cowboys have taken an offensive lineman in the first round. They took tackle Tyron Smith ninth overall in 2011.
"Teams win in 2013 like they won a long time ago," coach Jason Garrett said. "You win up front. We had to get better up front. The best teams in this league have good offensive and defensive lines. Very few teams in this league win if you are not strong on the offensive and defensive line. We had to turn this thing over. We have been in the process over the last three years to turn the offensive line over. You have to do it the right way. Tyron Smith is a cornerstone player for us. We feel Frederick can be one of those players you build a team around." - The Sports Xchange
03/07/13 - 2013 Wisconsin Pro day: Running a slow 40 doesn’t necessarily mean you’re not that good of an offensive lineman, it just means that you don’t run a good 40...I certainly don’t run a fast 40.” As for the bench press, the UW program does not train for a high number of reps, which has led to poor results for some of its linemen entering the draft. “I think 21 is a respectable number,” Frederick said not doing the bench press. “It may not be where I thought I needed to be. But here at Wisconsin, we don’t do reps, we go out to be as strong as we can on game day. We do a lot of low-rep stuff. I think I’m pretty good at that." The UW program also emphasizes functional strength and was known for doing creative workouts under former strength and conditioning coach Ben Herbert. “Some people believe in it more than others,” Frederick said of the bench press. “I know myself, my one-rep max and my functional strength are much higher.” - Tom Mulhern, Wisconsin State Journal
03/07/13 - 2013 Wisconsin Pro day: Even though former University of Wisconsin center Travis Frederick posted a subpar 40 time and bench press at the combine, he felt confident enough in his own abilities not to try and improve on either performance at the Badgers’ pro day. Frederick ran the 40 in 5.58 seconds, tied for second-slowest among the 48 offensive linemen at the combine. He also was below average on the bench press, with 21 repetitions of 225 pounds.
But he didn’t sound concerned with either of those numbers and only took part in position drills at the McClain Center on Wednesday with representatives from 30 of 32 NFL teams present. “I was just trying to do the things that are important for us (linemen) and wanted to show I’m good at those things,” Frederick said. “I think what’s important is being able to do the drills and show you’re athletic, and your game film and everything like that. - Tom Mulhern, Wisconsin State Journal
03/07/13 - 2013 Wisconsin Pro Day: Travis Frederick, C (6-3 5/8, 316) - Frederick stood on his numbers from the combine. Frederick’s versatility on the offensive line - he has started at both guard and center, and performed at a high level in doing so - makes him a desirable pro prospect. Both Wagner and Frederick were worked out in the position drills by Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Jim Turner. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
03/07/13 - 2013 Wisconsin Pro Day: In addition to Ball, Badgers seniors taking part included center Travis Frederick, tackle Ricky Wagner, cornerbacks Devin Smith and Marcus Cromartie and safety Shelton Johnson. Linebacker Mike Taylor is still recovering from sports hernia surgery and participate. Frederick and Wagner did not run but took part in drills with Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Jim Turner. Frederick had a chance to re-run the 40 after covering it in 5.8 seconds at the combine, but he said he was more interested in showing the scouts how sound his technique is as a blocker.
"I want to show I'm talented at what an offensive lineman does," Frederick said. "It's not that often you see an offensive lineman running 40 yards down the field, unless your running back scored, in which case you can trot down the field. "But I was just trying to show them the things that are important for us." Frederick said his time in the first 10 yards of the 40-yard dash at the combine was acceptable and he thought it showed what kind of athlete he is. - Tom Silverstein, The Journal Sentinel
01/04/13 - "Over the past month, I have faced one of the toughest decisions in my life. Though it has been a long and difficult decision making process, I have decided to forgo my final season as a Badger to enter the 2013 NFL Draft.
The decision that I have made has not been easy, and I assure you it has not been made in haste. First, as many of you know, academics are very important to me. I wanted to make sure that I would be able to graduate with a degree from the University of Wisconsin. I am happy to say that I am set to graduate in the spring with a degree in Computer Engineering.
Next, I asked myself if I believed I was ready to take such a large leap in the game of football. I have been incredibly lucky to have played under some great coaches and played with some great players. They have prepared me with the skills, techniques, and football IQ that I believe I need to be successful at the next level.
Lastly, I wondered if I was prepared to make such a huge step in my life. This year has taught me to handle adversity and always take life as a learning experience. I have grown as a person through its struggles and triumphs. Because of this, I feel ready to take this step." - Travis Frederick, Wisconsin football
01/04/13 - Wisconsin junior center Travis Frederick announced Friday that he will forgo his remaining eligibility and enter the 2013 NFL Draft. He wrote a letter to Wisconsin fans to explain his decision and express his gratitude. "Over the past month, I have faced one of the toughest decisions in my life," Frederick said in the letter. "Though it has been a long and difficult decision-making process, I have decided to forgo my final season as a Badger to enter the 2013 NFL Draft."
Frederick ranks as NFLDraftScout.com's No. 2 center for April's draft, projecting as a top-64 pick. Last year, Wisconsin center Peter Konz declared early for the NFL Draft and was selected 55th overall in the second round. "I have also studied the game of football under three offensive line coaches that have each taught me different techniques and concepts that have molded me into the player I am today," Frederick said.
Listed at 6-4 and 338 pounds, Frederick started 31 games at Wisconsin, seeing time at both center and guard. After starting mostly at left guard as a freshman and sophomore, he started all 14 games at center for the Big Ten champion Badgers in 2012 and earned All-Big Ten honorable mention honors. A high-character prospect, Frederick has plus intangibles, strength and versatility, flashing the IQ and technique to start immediately in the NFL. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com