While many viewed Wisconsin center Travis Frederick as a definite 3rd round pick, the Dallas Cowboys saw otherwise, snatching him much to the surprise of everyone in the first round, 31st overall.
As he took the field to start the Cowboys' rookie minicamp, he told reporters that he's ready for the challenge and looks to erase all the doubts fans and scouts have about him going so early in the draft. He'll have plenty of opportunities to do exactly that, as he's projected to be the starting center come September.
“I can prove some people wrong,” Frederick said, via the team's official website.
“The first thing I need to do is establish myself, establish myself as a worker, someone the guys can trust, somebody they believe in in the weight room and somebody they believe in on the practice field. After that, I think things start to come into place.”