Grading the Dallas Cowboys Draft Class: Breaking down the picks

DALLAS, TEXAS - OCTOBER 12: CeeDee Lamb #2 of the Oklahoma (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
DALLAS, TEXAS - OCTOBER 12: CeeDee Lamb #2 of the Oklahoma (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /
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PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 20: Reggie Robinson II #9 (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Fourth Round

4th round (#123)

CB, Reggie Robinson

Reggie Robinson is a tall cornerback who tallied four interceptions during his senior season at Tulsa University. The ball-hawking corner is expected to fight for a starting position in Dallas’ secondary and has all the intangibles to be a starter.

And Dallas wasn’t the only team that saw Robinson’s talent because he was on the Browns and Vikings radar as well (it says something when defensive minded Mike Zimmer wants you).

Robinson is tough, physical, a press corner, and loves to play special teams. Robinson has a knack for blocking punts, something he did every single season he was on special teams.

Robinson at least gives Dallas a physical corner for depth purposes, and a special teams ace that can change field position in Dallas’ favor. With Dallas’ secondary not able to force turnovers, don’t be surprised to see Robinson starting or at least seeing the field on passing situations.

Robinson is another ace in the hole for Dallas’ secondary.

4th round (#146, compensatory pick from Eagles)

Tyler Biadasz

Tyler Biadasz is a center from Wisconsin that won the Rimington Trophy last season as college football’s most outstanding center. In other words, its the Heisman trophy for a center.

And just think Dallas got Biadasz in the fourth round, although Dallas had to trade up to to the 4th round get Biadasz. Dallas gave their fifth-round pick and a future fifth rounder in 2021 to the evil Philadelphia Eagles so that they could secure Biadasz’s services. Ironically, Dallas moved up in 2013 to draft Travis Frederick out of Wisconsin.

Even with Joe Looney penciled in as the starting center next season, Dallas couldn’t pass on the talent of the 6’4, 314-pound Biadasz because he was a three-year starter that led the way for running back Jonathan Taylor to explode for 6,174 yards and 50 touchdowns. To hold down an offensive line and block for a future pro speaks volumes about Biadasz’s talent and what he can do for Dallas’ running game and Ezekiel Elliott.

If not for knee and hip injuries, Biadasz was considered a first round pick or an early second round selection. Therefore, Dallas got another steal in the fourth round for a player with a first round grade. No team is this fortunate during the draft unless…you have a Will McClay running the draft room.

Expect Biadasz to be the starting center in 2021, unless he beats out the incumbent Joe Looney a year early.