With the NFL Draft a mere eight weeks away, we start to take a look at some potential Dallas Cowboys first round draft targets.
Let’s jump straight into the premium round of the upcoming NFL Draft. In this installment, we will take a look at five first round graded players that would fit well with the Dallas Cowboys.
#5 – Cam Robinson, OT, University of Alabama
Cam Robinson was originally thought of as a top ten lock. However, as the draft process went on, Robinson started falling down boards. Now, only two months out, it seems as though the Alabama alum may be available when the Dallas Cowboys go on the clock.
Currently, the Cowboys have three All-Pro offensive lineman. Tyron Smith, Travis Frederick, and Zack Martin have become household names, and each helped usher in this new era of ground dominance in Dallas.
Furthermore, each of the aforementioned staples was the result of a first round draft pick. So why, with pressing needs on defense, would the Cowboys brass elect to use another first round selection on their offensive line?
Robinson is a mauler. From what I watched, he could get into space and finish a block. But don’t just take my word for it. Here’s what Lance Zierlein from NFL.com had to say:
"“Outstanding, proportional frame with combination of thickness and athleticism. Fires into his target with a forceful pop generating early power and push.”"
Nonetheless, there is a reason Robinson has been slipping down draft boards. And personally, I believe it has less to do with his overall talent, and more to do with his position. Robinson is branding himself as a left tackle.
For those that aren’t aware, left tackle is the premium position on the offensive line. In fact, there is even a movie highlighting it’s importance.
As a side note, anyone who hasn’t seen The Blind Side should check it out, it’s a fantastic movie.
Simply put, Cam Robinson is not good enough presently to be an NFL left tackle. That said, I think he would fit nicely in Dallas as either a right tackle or a guard. He shows the athleticism that the coaching staff desires, and bringing him in would offset the loss of guard Ronald Leary.
Imagine what the line would like with Robinson and Tyron Smith bookending All-Pros in the middle. Surely you’ll see why I am intrigued by the prospect of finishing The Great Wall of Dallas.