June 11, 2013; Irving, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys center Travis Frederick (70) and Tyron Smith (77) during minicamp at Dallas Cowboys Headquarters. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Cowboys OT Tyron Smith compliments rookie Travis Frederick

Dallas Cowboys offensive tackle Tyron Smith knows what it is like to come in to the NFL with the pressure of being a first-round pick and because of that he has been very impressed with rookie offensive lineman Travis Frederick throughout camp and the preseason.

Smith was recently on the Elf & Slater on KRLD-FM when he opened up about the rookie interior lineman and had some high praise for the player that is just a few months in to his NFL career.

Specifically, Smith is impressed with the speed in which Frederick has been able to pick things up and fit right in.

He’s had a big impact on our team. He’s a real smart guy. He’s picking things up quicker than I ever expected,” Smith said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I’m really proud of him. I had a hard time coming in, and it seems like he’s picking it up quicker than I did.”

One of the hardest things to do as a rookie is pick up the game speed of the NFL, so for Frederick to be making a positive impression early in his career is nothing but good news for the Cowboys as they look to finally solidify their line.

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