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Why the Cowboys added a second cornerback in 2020 NFL Draft in Tulsa’s Reggie Robinson III

It’s Reggie Robinson time.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL: SEP 14 Oklahoma State at Tulsa Photo by David Stacy/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

In day three of the NFL Draft, NFL teams are drafting on traits, and boy does the newest member of the Dallas Cowboys have some. Listed at 6’1”, 205 lb, Robinson possesses physical size, with long levers when lined up in press-man. Robinson is extremely physical at the line of scrimmage to disrupt receivers timing on their releases. He is a patient striker, that has some violence in his hands on his jams.

Robinson is not just a press-man corner, though, showing excellent ability to play receivers and the ball in off-man and zone coverage. He possesses excellent instincts as a boundary corner, and his ball skills improved tremendously in 2019. He also showed the ability to play in quarters and match coverage at Tulsa.

As an athlete, Robinson is about as good as it gets given his size and length at the position. Robinson posted one of the best RAS Scores out of anyone in this draft class, showing his athleticism in every aspect of his game is top-notch.

There is also a bonus aspect to the Robinson pick. He can play special teams, and play them very well. At Tulsa, he had four blocked kicks. John Fassel will be very happy to get another weapon for his special teams unit.

Robinson joins CeeDee Lamb, Trevon Diggs, and Neville Gallimore to add to an already excellent draft class. Given his size, length, athleticism, and scheme-versatility, Robinson has CB1 traits, and if he’s able to reach his ceiling he’ll be one of the best value picks in the 2020 NFL Draft.

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