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Reggie Robinson to Make Switch From Safety to Cornerback

The had several defensive players join their roster in 2020 via the , and one of the most intriguing came in the middle of it. In the fourth round, the Cowboys selected Reggie Robinson, who played and some during his days at Tulsa. Although corner was his primary position, he was switched to safety midway through the season.

Unfortunately for Robinson, he didn't log a single defensive snap as a rookie, calling into question the Cowboy's move to switch him. Now, according to Mike Fisher of Sports Illustrated, Robinson met with as well as defensive back coaches Joe Whitt and , and he will be making a switch back to cornerback in 2021, his natural position.

Robinson only had four interceptions (all during his senior season in 2019) at Tulsa but he was excellent in several other areas. He ended his college career with 34 passes defended. Of his 132 tackles, 101 were of the solo variety, showing he has great instincts out in space. Also, he showed his value on with four blocked field goals.

The Cowboys have a very solid collection of talent at the cornerback position. 2020 second-round pick will be the team's CB1 after becoming the first rookie in franchise to lead the team in interceptions (3) and passes defended (14). , taken in the of the , will be the CB2. and are the team's slot corners. What that means is that Robinson will have his work cut out for him in his quest for playing time especially when factoring , , and rookie into the mix as well.

At 6'1 and 205 pounds and clocking 4.44 in the 40-yard dash, he has the size and speed to match up with big and small receivers. Also, he is good in press man or zone coverage, with the former being his preference as he mentioned when addressing the Dallas media after he was drafted in 2020.

“I'm physical,” Robinson said. “I'm an in-your-face type of corner. I like to press. That's what I did most of my college career. I get in your face and I just harass you on the line of scrimmage.”

I mentioned before last year's draft that Robinson was a sleeper that the Cowboys should consider. Also, I took a dive into his skill set and what he brings to the table. Now, it's time for the Cowboys to let Robinson focus on his natural position and maximize his potential which he has plenty of.

Matthew Lenix
Matthew Lenix
I write dope stuff about the Dallas Cowboys and what not.

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