Dallas Cowboys Running backs
Tony Pollard’s capabilities weren’t fully explored for four years. Pollard will take the reins as the lead running back when the 2023 NFL season kicks off..
I think Dallas will use the draft to address this position. Based on what has been reported from Dallas. I don’t think this is false, though it could be.
I expect the Cowboys will target a bruising running back to go along with the skills of Pollard.
Tank Bigsby is an all-around complete back. Perfectly suitable to be a running back with a featured role. He is a early middle-round option.
Johnson and Charbonnet are both running backs who punish defenders with physicality. Either would be the perfect complementary back to Tony Pollard. Neither of them will probably be chosen in the first round.
And here is a elephant in the room.
I am not advocating for drafting a running back in the first round. Selecting a running back at 4th overall is not the same as selecting one at 26th overall.
Bijan Robinson ticks off all the boxes apart from elite long speed, but he is football fast.
Combines elusiveness, vision, and strength, with quick-twitch reflexes in his lower body to be a one-cut specialist or to break away with his lateral burst.
Robinson assists his blockers and is an incredibly patient runner, waiting for gaps to open up. He’s a thickly built guy who won’t succumb to an arm tackle.
It would be difficult for me to fathom the idea that the Dallas Cowboys would pass on Robinson when the time comes to submit their draft card. If he is still at 26.