Dallas Cowboys: Film and personnel support Reggie Robinson to Safety

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The Dallas Cowboys told 2020 fourth-round pick, Reggie Robinson, he would be moving to safety. Is this a good move?

After the departure of Byron Jones to South Beach, the Dallas Cowboys looked depleted on talent at cornerback. In an attempt to fix this issue, the team re-signed Anthony Brown, signed Daryl Worley, Saivion Smith, and Maurice Canady, who opted out due for the season. Their pursuit for CBs of the future didn’t stop there as the team selected Trevon Diggs and Reggie Robinson in the second and fourth rounds of the 2020 NFL draft respectively.

Diggs had a lot of fans in the war room, which made his selection at pick 51 a no-brainer when he was available. It seems the same applied to Reggie Robinson as VP of Player Personnel, Will McClay called Robinson his “pet cat” of the draft when the team selected the Tulsa product with their original fourth-round pick.

While stockpiling assets at an important position is a great way to figure out the best talent on the team, there comes an additional issue of having to manage the talent correctly. Even with Canady’s opt-out, the depth chart of cornerbacks now consists of:

Anthony Brown, Chidobe Awuzie, Jourdan Lewis, Trevon Diggs, CJ Goodwin, Chris Westry, Reggie Robinson, Daryl Worley, and Deante Burton.

This is A LOT of talent, and with so many likable athletes on this list, it makes it increasingly difficult to decide who to cut after Diggs, Awuzie, and Brown. Goodwin in the past has been crucial for special teams, Worley is a natural fit for a Press heavy coverage scheme, and Jourdan Lewis sticks out not only for his average coverage but also for his lack of size or length. I haven’t even discussed Robinson’s name yet.

On numbers alone, it is very easy to leave off Robinson’s name, which is unfortunate because the front office valued him so highly for his length, strength, and speed.

However, was it a realization of numbers that prompted this sudden move to safety? Or was it something else?