Many draft pundits thought Travis Frederick was the best center in the 2013 NFL Draft class, but most had him going in the early-to-mid 2nd round. Instead it took the Dallas Cowboys attempting to fill a need at the 31st spot to make Travis Frederick yet another Badger offensive lineman picked in the 1st round.
It's the 3rd straight year that's happened with Frederick joining Kevin Zeitler (Cincinnati, 2012) and Gabe Carimi (Chicago, 2011) on the list of back-to-back-to-back 1st round picks from Wisconsin.
Frederick will graduate this spring, but gave up his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft, a move some were surprised by, but obviously paid off for him in the end.
He also saved the Big Ten from being embarrassed as he was the only player for a conference school selected in the 1st round - keeping a streak alive that's been around since 1953.
So, why did the Cowboys pull the trigger on Frederick? Well, you can hear the team make the phone call to tell him of the pick right here.
UPDATE: Hear Frederick in an interview with 105.3 The Fan down in Dallas. It's a good listen.no comments