The 2013 NFL Draft has come and gone, and now it’s time for some reflection. While some teams traded around to get who they want, others stood pat to see who would slide to them — and if there’s one thing to remember about this draft it’s players that slid around the rounds. But now that the draft is behind us, the all important grading phase has begun, so lets take a look at how the Dallas Cowboys did in this year’s NFL Draft.
- (31) Travis Frederick, c, Wisconsin
- (47) Gavin Escobar, te, San Diego State
- (74) Terrance Williams, wr, Baylor
- (80) J.J. Wilcox, db, Georgia Southern
- (114) B.W. Webb, db, William & Mary
- (151) Joseph Randle, rb, Oklahoma State
- (185) DeVonte Holloman, lb, South Carolina
Best Pick: Terrance Williams, WR/Baylor
Williams was once projected as a first round pick but slipped out after the cream rose to the top. But he didn’t tumble as far as he could, and he’ll be staying local with the Cowboys. He’ll provide Tony Romo with a great tall target to add to an offense that might end up being alright in 2013.
Worst Pick: Travis Frederick, C/Wisconsin
I hate to pile on this poor kid but Jerry Jones didn’t set him up well by drafting him two rounds ahead of where he was projected to go. Frederick might end up being a great center, but the Cowboys reached in an insane way to get him and that can only hurt him in the short run.
Analysis: Dallas threw together a real hit and miss draft this year but they were too all over the place to get a good grade. While Terrance Williams and B.W. Webb were great picks, the reach for Frederick really puts a damper on things and shows the Cowboys may be rich, but they’re not very bright.
2013 Draft Grade: D+