Dallas Cowboys Draft: 5 RBs in 5 Rounds (Who will Dallas choose?)

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Bijan Robinson,


University of Texas

Was there ever a doubt who the top option would be? The belle of the ball. Bijan Robinson is that guy that Dallas Cowboys are secretly hoping falls to them at pick number 26. He is clearly the preeminent running back of the last three draft classes. He checked all of the boxes at the University of Texas during his three-year collegiate career and that will certainly carryover to the big leagues.

First, he has the prototypical size that you are looking for at the position. Unlike others on this list, the size factor is nowhere near in question. At the NFL Combine, he was measured at 5’11” 215lbs. What makes him a plus athlete is the fact that he has the size combined with the athletic testing that we’ll discuss and the big school production.

Rarely do you get the trifecta in running backs so when you do the argument regarding whether he is worthy of a first-round pick becomes a bit silly.

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What impressed me the most with this prospect is that he didn’t run away from a challenge at the NFL Combine. He knows he has the goods and he put it on display for everyone to see. 4.47 in the 40-yard dash, 1.52 in the 10-yard split, 37 inch vertical and 10’4″ broad jump. So, at this point, the size and the athleticism boxes are checked and that’s more than enough to solidify his status in the first round.

What’s the cherry on the top? The production at the college ranks is ridiculous. 539 total carries for 3410 yards with an average of 6.3 yards a carry. He was no stranger to the endzone as well with 33 total rushing touchdowns. He’s not quite the receiving threat that Jahmyr Gibbs is but he can hold his own in that area with his 60 total receptions.

What can he offer the Dallas Cowboys as a first-round pick? Everything to be blunt. He is the perfect complement to Tony Pollard in year one and if Dallas decides to move on from TP20, Robinson would be ready to take the baton. He can give the team the between-the-tackle runs, perimeter runs as well as hold up in blocking blitzing linebackers.

Bijan Robinson making it to pick 26 will put the Dallas Cowboys front office in an interesting predicament. Will they take another running back in round one? Or will they pass on arguably the best player in the draft?

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You get paid the big bucks to make those big decisions. With all of that, he is one of the two running backs Dallas should consider in the first round.