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NFL Draft results 2020: The Dallas Cowboys select Tyler Biadasz with the 146th pick

The Cowboys have added help to their offensive line.

NCAA Football: Michigan at Wisconsin Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Cowboys have selected center Tyler Biadasz from Wisconsin with the 146th overall pick. The Cowboys had to trade up to get him.

With the retirement of Travis Frederick, a center was a need although they had some good in-house candidates.

Solid but unspectacular center prospect who has been a consistent performer during Jonathan Taylor’s rushing reign in the Big Ten. He’s smart, well-versed in every blocking scheme and plays with efficient, inside hands that possess impressive grip strength. He plays under control and usually hits his landmarks, but he has issues winning when matched against power. Pass protection could be a concern, as NFL sub-rushers will feast on his lunging and average lateral quickness. Biadasz’s skill level has been developed, so he could become an early starter with limited upside.

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A starter of 41 straight games, Biadasz proved to be one of the best interior offensive lineman to come through the Badgers program in recent memory. A program that’s rich in offensive line talent, he racked up tons of accolades that will forever etch his career in stone. A career played strictly at center, he remained the heart of the offense throughout his three seasons with the team. While the awards stacked up during his final season, there is a widely speculated belief that he took a bit of a step back following hip surgery. His functional strength and balance were average and he didn’t look nearly as crisp as his pre-injury form. Biadasz’s medicals will vary amongst teams, but he still remains a late Day 2 or early Day 3 option for man/gap based blocking scheme teams.

Cowboys 2020 draft picks:

Round 1, pick 17 (No. 17 overall) - WR CeeDee Lamb
Round 2, pick 19 (No. 51 overall) - CB Trevon Diggs
Round 3, pick 18 (No. 82 overall) - DT Neville Gallimore
Round 4, pick 17 (No. 123 overall) - CB Reggie Robinson II
Round 5, pick 18 (No. 146 overall) - C Tyler Biadasz
Round 5, pick 33 (No. 179 overall)
Round 7, pick 17 (No. 231 overall)

Cowboys needs:

CB - With the loss of Byron Jones in free agency, and with Chobe Awuzie and Jourdan Lewis needing new contracts in 2021, the team needs to add some young talent.

EDGE - Robert Quinn took his 11.5 sacks to Chicago leaving a hole on the right side. The Cowboys hope to get Randy Gregory back, and hope that new signee Aldon Smith will also be re-instated, but they can’t count on either/both returning and being ready to play.

Wide receiver - Randall Cobb proved to be a more-than-worthy replacement to Cole Beasley in the slot, but now he’s left for the Texans. The Cowboys have a top-tier 1-2 punch in Amari Cooper and Michael Gallup, but the cupboard is a little bare after that.

Safety - The signing of Ha Ha Clinton-Dix helped alleviate this problem, but it was only a one-year deal. Xavier Woods is also scheduled for a new deal in 2021. The Cowboys need to add some young talent.

Others: linebacker, tight end, center

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