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Could Alabama’s Cam Robinson Be The 4th First-Rounder On Cowboys Offensive Line?

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Could Alabama’s Cam Robinson Be The 4th First-Rounder On Cowboys Offensive Line?

Could Alabama’s Cam Robinson Be The 4th First-Rounder On Cowboys Offensive Line?

Despite already having the best offensive line in all of football, the Dallas Cowboys are somewhat in the market for a new right tackle.

The retirement of Doug Free has left the Cowboys with a few questions at right tackle. Expecting Chaz Green to take over in 2017 would normally be fine, but considering his health issues during his young career, it is fair to question how much he can be trusted.

Enter Cam Robinson.

One of the more polarizing prospects in this year’s NFL Draft, Alabama offensive tackle Cam Robinson is the only pure-tackle to earn a first round grade on my draft board.

His frame, well-proportioned body, and thickness in his lower half make him the prototypical left tackle prospect. Normally, there would be no way I would anticipate a player like Cam Robinson falling to the end of round one, but considering how many people disagree with my take on his abilities, it now seems possible.

Over at Slant Sports I recently wrote up my scouting report on Robinson, and came away very impressed.

While I believe Robinson can be a starting left tackle in this league one day, putting him at right tackle next to four other first round caliber offensive linemen would be the absolute ideal situation for his development.

When asked to drive or down block, Cam Robinson is at his best. He is powerful enough in his lower body to drive his hips through contact, accelerate his feet, and move defenders out of the hole.

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In pass protection, Cam Robinson flashes the ability to be a top-tier tackle at the next level. Despite his huge frame, Robinson is a rather fluid athlete with good footwork and loose hips. He does a good job of keeping his feet alive through contact, and delivering powerful punches to keep his pads clean and redirect rushers.

Robinson’s athleticism flashes on film, with a good kick-set and the ability to power down seamlessly. When he’s good, Cam Robinson is clearly the best offensive tackle in this year’s NFL Draft.

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I’m going to go ahead and assume that most readers are going to disagree with my willingness to draft an offensive tackle in the first round.

The Cowboys already have a top-tier offensive line, and have some seriously dire needs on the other side of the ball. Adding a cornerback or an elite pass rusher should be at the top of the “needs” list, but further strengthening the offensive line if Cam Robinson is the best player on their board could realistically be done.

To me, Cam Robinson is the best tackle in this year’s NFL Draft. If the Cowboys have a chance to add that player, I’d be fine with them doing so in the first round.

Kevin Brady

Die-hard Cowboys fan from the Northeast, so you know I am here to defend the 'boys whenever necessary. Began writing for a WordPress Cowboys Blog, and am currently a college student. Lets get going.

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Ethan Chazin

    March 27, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    Umm… no.

  2. John Williams

    John Williams

    March 28, 2017 at 2:21 am

    You know what. If there isn’t a pass rusher or CB at 28 that the Cowboys like and they don’t have a willing trade down partner, I’m not against this. They have created an Identity as a run first team that is led by the offensive line. When that is your identity, you utilize your valuable assets to continue to improve that identity. Especially if they believe that he is a massive upgrade over Chaz Green or there recently signed guy (name escapes me at the moment). The draft is deep enough at DE and CB that they can pick up really good players with elite potential in the 2nd and 3rd round. Lets not forget that Anthony Brown was a 6th round pick and will likely be your starting CB next year (after he wins a competition against aging Orlando Scandrick).

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