3 reasons Cowboys should draft Bijan Robinson after recent moves
3. Robinson would be the best player available
The Cowboys have the No. 26 overall pick in this year’s draft. Bijan is a top-10 prospect as mentioned before, but drafting a running back in the first round is questioned. When a generational talent is still on the board that late in the first round, however, there is no other option but to take him.
Robinson can go way before Dallas’ selection, but if he’s still there why not take him? Besides Pollard, we have no other proven running back. Ronald Jones has had one good season, Rico Dowdle is oft-injured, and Malik Davis saw minimal playing time even when Pollard went down.
This year’s draft could be a mirror of what happened in the 2020 draft when CeeDee Lamb fell to the Cowboys in the middle of Round 1. There were other positions of greater need, but the talent of Lamb was too great to pass up.
Further, if Bijan is taken at No. 26, his rookie contract will not be as big as Elliott’s was when he was drafted, which was four years for $24.9 million, so the financial risk is minimal. Bijan can provide the Cowboys with a two-man punch at the running back position next season, and give them a new star player.
Who says no?