It's probably fair to say we all identify certain prospects throughout the draft process who we really like and would love to see our favorite team draft come Draft Day. These type of players are generally referred to as “pet cats” and surprisingly enough Vice President of Player Personnel Will McClay just identified which prospect he had a draft crush on in the 2020 NFL Draft.
Can you guess who it is?
Will McClay said on @1033fmESPN he has a pet cat in every draft and entering this year’s it was CB Reggie Robinson II, who the Cowboys drafted in the fourth round: “I think he’s got a lot of potential. With the coaching that we have, I think he can be a good player.”
As far as “pet cats” are concerned, Will McClay not only landed his with the Dallas Cowboys, but picked a player who could become a key fixture in the Cowboys secondary for years to come. To get that kind of potential in the fourth-round should be considered a steal.
Reggie Robinson II is a very intriguing defensive back. Like Trevon Diggs, the Dallas Cowboys second-round pick, Robinson is a big, long press man cornerback who can affect the ball. Both players have a “my ball” attitude when passes are thrown their way and the hope is that turns into more takeaways for the Cowboys defense.
Although Reggie Robinson will likely be utilized mostly as a corner early on, I think it would be unwise to pigeonhole him to just one position. He has a background playing safety and considering the Cowboys questionable depth and uncertain future of the position beyond 2020, Robinson could become a valuable chess piece.
All in all, I can see why Reggie Robinson II was Will McClay's “pet cat”. He's an intriguing player who hopefully is a fixture in the Dallas Cowboys secondary – whether at cornerback or safety – for years to come. As such, I can't wait to see Robinson and the rest of the Cowboys 2020 draft picks suit up.