RD 5: Reggie Robinson – Tulsa
When targeting players later in the draft, it is always ideal to look for players with a skill set that make them a potential steal. The University of Tulsa’s Reggie Robinson represents exactly that type of player at the cornerback position for the NY Giants.
Robinson has the size, speed and athleticism to be a very good outside cornerback in the NFL. However, coming from a smaller school may cause him to fall in the draft, making him the ideal sleeper pick.
The 6’1″ and 190-pound Robinson recorded 38 tackles, four interceptions, 13 pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and a blocked kick in his senior season at Tulsa, proving that he has the makeup of a dynamic playmaking cornerback.
Given that the NY Giants have spent recent draft capital on cornerbacks Sam Beal out of Western Michigan and Corey Ballentine out of Washburn University, they have shown the willingness to entrust players from small schools to take over starting roles at defensive back.
Robinson could represent an option for the NY Giants to go back to select yet another cornerback from a small school in hopes that he develops into a player capable of starting for the team. He should be available when the Giants pick in the later rounds of the draft.