Dallas Cowboys: Expectations for 2020 rookie class

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Tyler Biadasz 2020 NFL Draft
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Day three picks

Reggie Robinson II, CB: Become a top reserve at CB

The Cowboys got themselves a big-time athlete in the fourth round in Reggie Robinson II out of Tulsa. He didn’t receive a ton of pre-draft fanfare but Robinson has starting potential, but he’s got an uphill battle into the rotation with Trevon Diggs also fighting for an outside corner spot in the starting lineup.

The best bet for Robinson in year one? Contribute on special teams and be one of the first guys off the bench in the CB rotation.

Tyler Biadasz, C: Win the starting center job

Although this is a lofty expectation for a rookie center, Biadasz consistently showed starting NFL center traits at Wisconsin. He may have some things to clean up from what we saw from him in 2019, but this guy was a first-round lock at this time a year ago as one of the top interior linemen in all of college football.

If he’s fully healthy, he can make the loss of Travis Frederick a little less painful and win the Cowboys’ starting center position right away over Joe Looney.

Bradlee Anae, DE: Crack the rotation

As tough as it will be with all of the bodies the Cowboys have at defensive end, Bradlee Anae has the natural pass rush ability to be in the team’s rotation as a rookie.

Anae is generally considered one of the top overall draft steals in the 2020 class, but Dallas isn’t going to give him anything. He’s going to have to go out there and earn his reps.

Ben DiNucci, QB: Find a way to stick around

Whether it’s on the practice squad or 53-man roster, the Cowboys used a draft pick on Ben DiNucci likely with the expectation that he should, at the very least, prove worthy of sticking around for a season.

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With Dak Prescott and Andy Dalton, DiNucci isn’t going to be expected to take any snaps, certainly, but he is obviously a prospect the Cowboys like long-term.