Who are the Dallas Cowboys’ two most under-hyped rookies in 2020?
After capitalizing on the fall of Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb in the first round, the Cowboys turned around in the second round and got a player in Trevon Diggs who many thought would be a first-round pick when all was said and done.
Dallas’ round-by-round value was impressive, but two players stand out in their class so far as under-hyped from the general NFL fan base.
Although these players were mid-round picks, the Cowboys will utilize them immediately and both players could be full-time starters before the end of the 2020 season.
Cowboys’ best values in the 2020 NFL Draft
Neville Gallimore, DL, Oklahoma (3rd round)
One of the best values for the Dallas Cowboys in the 2020 NFL Draft and one of the most under-hyped picks of the class, in general, was third-round pick Neville Gallimore, the quick pass-rushing defensive tackle out of Oklahoma.
After losing defensive lineman Maliek Collins to the Las Vegas Raiders in free agency, the Cowboys took to the draft to find perhaps the ideal replacement.
Gallimore, at over 300 pounds, clocked in at 4.79 in the 40-yard dash, showing off his explosiveness and athleticism.
Over the past two seasons at Oklahoma, Gallimore racked up 11.5 tackles for loss, seven sacks, and four forced fumbles.
Gallimore’s speed, hustle, effort, and burst off the snap are tremendous. Although the Cowboys brought in veterans Gerald McCoy and Dontari Poe this offseason, Gallimore could give interior linemen serious fits in his rookie season.
One player he will give fits to, at least in practices, is a fellow rookie and fellow under-hyped pick Tyler Biadasz, the center out of Wisconsin.
Tyler Biadasz, C, Wisconsin
There were plenty of people who liked Biadasz’s 2018 tape and even 2017 tape better than his 2019 tape, but there’s no doubt about the fact that he played a lot of football at Wisconsin and was recognized as one of the best centers in college football.
Biadasz was a first-team All-American and Rimington Award winner, given to the best center in college football.
As many tremendous linemen as have come out of the Wisconsin program, including former Cowboys first-round pick Travis Frederick, it’s surprising that Biadasz is the first one to win the Rimington Award.
With Frederick retiring this offseason, the Cowboys had a huge hole to fill at the center position, and although Biadasz might have some parts of his game to clean up, he’s undoubtedly a starting-caliber player as a rookie who will undoubtedly be able to help in the run game.
Biadasz is experienced making calls at the line of scrimmage and keeping everything in order up front, and if he can return to his 2018 form, he could be one of the biggest steals of the 2020 class.
The Cowboys got value all over this draft class, but in the third- and fourth-rounds respectively, it’s almost as though Dallas got themselves a couple of extra second-rounders.