Reggie Robinson II
In the fourth round of the 2020 NFL draft, the Dallas Cowboys selected cornerback Reggie Robinson II from the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes. He is a name that Cowboys fans should watch over the next couple of seasons due to his size.
Robinson has played consistently throughout college except for the 2018 season when he played five out of 12 games. In 2016 he made 37 tackles, then 2017, and 2019 he made 38 tackles.
What changed throughout his college career was his ability to get his hands on the ball and catch it. From seven passes defended in his rookie season, it increased year by year to 13 passes defended in 2019.
In the fourth rounder’s first three seasons, he never picked off one pass. That changed in his last year when he picked off four passes.
Having a player that can block kicks is something that every organization drools over. Robinson blocked one kick in each of his four seasons.
NFL.com graded Robinson as a 5.80 prospect. This means he is being looked at as a backup or a special team player at the moment. This is perfectly fine considering he lines up as the sixth cornerback on this list.
This will allow him to sit back and work on the little things that will go a long way. The advantage that he has is his size. At 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, he already has the size to translate to the NFL.
NFL analyst Lance Zierlein notes that two things Robinson needs to work on are flipping faster on press coverages, and staying in phase with routes.
There is a chance we may not see much of Robinson at all this season, and that is ok. If he works on those two things, we can see him emerge in a season or two as a solid corner with size. In the meantime, he can contribute by blocking some kicks for the Cowboys.