Travis Frederick: 'I'm going to change a lot of minds'

IRVING, Texas – Travis Frederick is well aware that the Cowboys were ripped for trading down and drafting him in the first round.

“Obviously, I think they made the right choice,” Frederick deadpanned during a Valley Ranch press conference Saturday afternoon.

Frederick, the Wisconsin center/guard selected with the 31st overall pick, certainly didn’t seem fazed by the doubters. He expects to make Jerry Jones look smart for drafting him and declaring that Frederick would be the “foundation” of the interior offensive line for years to come.

“I think that everybody that questions it and things like that, I just use that as motivation to try to improve myself,” Frederick said. “I’m excited just to get out there and show people who I am as a person and as a player. I think I’m going to change a lot of you guys’ minds.”