Complete Dallas Cowboys Mock Draft: Final Prediction

K'Lavon Chaisson, EDGE (Photo by Don Juan Moore/Getty Images)
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Reggie Robinson, Cornerback (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images) /

Reggie Robinson II, CB, Tulsa

This selection was made possible by the trade that gave the New York Jets the 55th pick (Round 2). In exchange, the Cowboys got pick 68 (Round 3) and this pick. The Cowboys will be doubling down on cornerback using both New York Jets’ picks in this mock draft.

This team needs as much cornerback competition as it can get to start training camp. (If there ever is one this year) We selected Pride earlier in this draft and he projects to be an outside cornerback. Robinson is a lot of the same. Standing at 6-foot-1 and 205 pounds, Robinson has terrific size to match up with the bigger receivers in the league.

The Cleburne, Texas native had a good senior campaign. In 2019 alone, he caught three interceptions, deflected 13 passes, and recovered 2 fumbles. There was so much improvement in one season, and it had a lot to do with his aggression and physicality.

Even though Robinson generally faced average competition playing at Tulsa, he did compete against some NFL caliber wide-receivers Against big receivers, he held firm and didn’t get pushed around. Against smaller receivers, he used his length to mess with their releases and get in position. This led to more pass deflections, interceptions, and eventually quarterbacks not throwing in his general vicinity.

Robinson exploded at the combine clocking a 4.44-second 40-yard dash, a 4.18-second short shuttle, and a 7.09-second 3-cone drill. He showed impressive explosive vertically jumping 36 inches and broad jumping 132 inches. The athletic testing confirmed some agility questions but otherwise showed an otherwise great athlete.

In the fifth round, it is common to take chances on prospects with great athletic profiles with the hope they can contribute on special teams and hopefully provide meaningful snaps. Robinson falling this far could be a boon for the Cowboys who need an influx of talent at the cornerback position.

With Robinson’s playmaking ability combined with his aggressiveness, physicality, and general swagger I find very few reasons to not draft him in the fifth round. (One of the reasons is his run-stopping ability but it’s not that big of a deal)