Bring another blockbuster idea to the Dallas Cowboys’ off-season roster considerations. Today, we are talking Bijan Robinson draft odds.
Texas Longhorns standout Bijan Robinson is becoming a star.
The 6-foot-2, 220-pound Robinson lit up the board for the Longhorns last year.
Robinson led the Big 12 in carries (258), rushing yards (1,580) and rushing touchdowns (18) during the regular season. He also paced the nation with 1,894 total scrimmages yards (1,580 rushing, 314 receiving) and was second in total touchdowns (20) during the regular season.
He capped it off by winning the Doak Walker Award as the top running back in college football. Robinson beat out a talented field that included Blake Corum of Michigan.
Robinson was the fourth Longhorn to win the distinction. He joined two-time winner Ricky Williams (1997, 1998), Cedric Benson (2004) and D’Onta Foreman (2016), all of whom later made some NFL impact.
The award has been given annually since 1990.
Robinson’s style and effectiveness is reminiscent of a Reggie Bush or taller Barry Sanders.
Robinson is going to help someone and the ‘Boys are projected to be in the mix according to DraftKings.
Bijan Robinson 2023 NFL Draft odds (Updated March 20, 2023)
Robinson will likely be the first running back taken. And the Cowboys are a contending third at +650 in that category, according to Draft Kings.
Here is the full list:
- Washington Commanders: +400
- LA Chargers: +500
- Dallas Cowboys: +550
- Atlanta Falcons: +750
- Philadelphia Eagles: +750
- Atlanta Falcons: +750
It will be interesting to see if the ‘Boys look in Robinson’s direction. Mock drafts project them to nab star a defensive player, or receivers like Quentin Johnston of TCU or Jalin Hyatt of Tennessee with their 26th pick.
Will the Cowboys draft Bijan Robinson?
If a running back is what they seek, however, Robinson could be the dream package. Some analysts call him the best running back in 10 years coming out of college.
He is loaded with intangibles.
The first is a football instinct that can’t be taught. Unlike some runners who burst through a hole with blinding speed, Robinson has that nuance of waiting half a beat. He sizes up the blocking and bolts through a hole that may not have been the scheduled place to go.
Robinson also shifts gears like a pro, gaining much of his momentum after he slides through an opening.
His speed looks to be a little above average, but he compensates by creating open space after making an intelligent first cut.
Robinson would be an ideal fit in the Cowboys’ backfield. He is younger than Elliott and looks a little more durable than Pollard. He would bring some power to balance out the speed of Pollard, if indeed the ‘Boys put a franchise tag on Pollard to keep him out of free agency.
Elliott has offered to take less money to remain a Cowboy. How that situation plays out will affect how the ‘Boys feel about drafting a back.
Will He Still Be There?
Even if they seek Robinson, the Cowboys have to wait a long time to take him. They have to survive 25 draft picks first.
Many drafts project the first round to be split amongst a few quarterbacks, which the Cowboys don’t need, along with several defensive players and offensive interior linemen.
Only one prediction has Robinson going before the “Boys can pick, It projects him to be taken by the Los Angeles Chargers with the 21st pick.
But for the next month and a half, ‘Boys fans can consider the possibility of drafting a homegrown star.
Not only is Robinson a blue-chip back, but he played college ball for Texas. That will be another strong, compelling argument for selecting him.
Bettors will keep their eyes on the ball, and the draft board, with more props being added each week.
As the draft approaches, expect props like what position the Cowboys will take first, perhaps even the actual pick, to go up.
What bettors discuss now will lay the groundwork or their wager.