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Frederick is not a center

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by HoosierCowboy, Apr 26, 2013.

  1. HoosierCowboy

    HoosierCowboy Put Pearson in the HOF

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    he can play center but he will be a guard--31 not a reach for a versatile lineman
  2. CopenhagenCowboy

    CopenhagenCowboy Well-Known Member

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    He should play center the way I see it. But he might start out as a guard.

    After all...as long as he's a good enough upgrade (no matter where on the line), who really cares?
  3. Teague31

    Teague31 Defender of the Star

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    Agree- his versatility makes him a better value than pugh or long who went a dozen picks higher
  4. Joe Rod

    Joe Rod When Keeping it Real Goes Wrong Zone Supporter

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    The good news is that our center and guards were all underwhelming last year, so he will be an improvement no matter where he ends up.
  5. hookemhorns72

    hookemhorns72 Member

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    Plus he's a smart guy! Something this team needs given the bad penalties from last season. We took the guy rated #1 at his college position. I'm not overly excited about this pick but I'm not mad either. And by bad I mean stupid!
  6. justbob

    justbob Just taking it easy

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    Plugs in as as guard right off and replaces Costa if his back is shot.....Good choice.
  7. erod

    erod Well-Known Member

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    If the guy turns out to be a player, will we care about when he was taken three years from now?
  8. Tobal

    Tobal Well-Known Member

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    If we draft Schwenke or Jones then I'm fine with him at Guard, but I really want a smart guy at center. I think he looks more athletic at guard. Didn't Kosier make alot of the line calls from the guard position?
  9. burmafrd

    burmafrd Benched

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    He is more of an upgrade at Center then he would be at either guard position

    ABQCOWBOY Moderator Staff Member

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    We all know that he played Guard at Wisconsin, as well as Center. Even so, he did not carry a 1st round grade. Not because he has played both Guard and Center. That actually helped his grade. It's because he's slow and not real strong.
  11. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member

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    Always an outstanding combination...
  12. xwalker

    xwalker Well-Known Member

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    Anybody that liked Warmack and Fluker should like Frederick.

    He had a slow forty like Warmack but appears to have good enough quickness in game footage.

    He appears to be one of the stronger players in game footage, but like Fluker had a bad showing on the bench.
  13. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    I agree that he does look better at guard but I'm not sure the Cowboys put him there.
  14. Gaede

    Gaede Well-Known Member

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    I like him better at guard, but I suspect if we dont take someone with similar versatility, we'll put him at center.
  15. justbob

    justbob Just taking it easy

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    If my center is still blocking 40 yards down the field --I want a faster running back----getting to the second level is not that far.
    700 squat a road grader. Depending on how he has trained he may be able to press alot of weight a few times--more game useful...
  16. supercowboy8

    supercowboy8 Well-Known Member

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    Frederick gives us options now and in the future.
  17. Angus

    Angus Active Member

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    Frederick is like Warmack (only Frederick is smarter) and if Dallas drafts Barrett Jones to play center, the Alabama offensive line will be re-created with Frederick at guard.

  18. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    September is a loooooooong time away. Let's see what happens between now and then.
  19. newlander

    newlander Well-Known Member

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    ..but as I recall DJ's arms are crazy LONG....not so much with TF...which means his bench should have been much better: that mystifies me.
  20. RoyTheHammer

    RoyTheHammer Well-Known Member

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    love to know what gives u the impression that hes not real strong

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