NFL rumors are swirling around Patrick Robinson. The former Florida State Seminoles star is reportedly signing a contract to join the Indianapolis Colts, according to NBC Sports. The decision comes after he met with a couple of teams in the National Football League, including the Dallas Cowboys. There’s a little bit of controversy involved because Robinson is rumored to have agreed to a contract with the Cowboys before taking on a visit with the Colts.
There’s a very good chance that Patrick Robinson becomes a starting corner back for the Indianapolis Colts. Vontae Davis has a pretty good grip on the other starting corner back position. Robinson started 10 games for the San Diego Chargers last season, so the Colts are comfortable with the idea of Patrick being a starter for them. Colts general manager Ryan Grigson is still expected to take a defensive back or two in the upcoming NFL Draft.
One of the reasons why Ryan Grigson was drawn to Patrick Robinson was his versatility. The Florida native can defend on wide receivers on the perimeter. Robinson can keep up with speedy wide receivers like Mike Wallace of the Baltimore Ravens and Torrey Smith of the San Francisco 49ers. The former first round draft pick of the New Orleans Saints can also swing inside to defend slot receivers like Cole Beasley of the Dallas Cowboys and Danny Amendola of the New England Patriots. That versatility means that Grigson will not have to narrow down his choices when drafting a corner back.
Patrick Robinson had a very good meeting with the Dallas Cowboys. In fact, it is being said that he agreed to a three-year deal to join the team. For whatever reasons, Robinson decided to fire his agent, Kevin Conner, during the process. The tone of the negotiations with the new agent didn’t go as well. It is believed that the 28-year-old corner back was then steered towards the Indianapolis Colts. Robinson claims that he never gave Conner permission to agree to the deal.
If Patrick Robinson had decided to join the Dallas Cowboys, then he more than likely would have been allowed to compete for a starting corner back position. Orlando Scandrick is believed to be one of the starters at the position, but the Cowboys are concerned about his recovery from a torn ACL injury. Robinson would compete with Morris Claiborne and possibly Brandon Carr to be a starter.
The Dallas Cowboys turned their attention to Patrick Robinson after they pursued Leon Hall, who played with the Cincinnati Bengals last season. The Cowboys could not come to an agreement with Hall, who is said to still be interested in making a return to the Bengals. If negotiations with Cincinnati don’t go as well as Hall hopes, then there’s a chance that he might come back to Dallas to see if a deal can be hammered out.
All is not lost for the Dallas Cowboys, however. They can still find themselves a starting corner back in the upcoming NFL Draft. Jalen Ramsey has been rapidly rising up the ranks. Some are projecting the Florida State Seminoles being chosen first overall by the Tennessee Titans. Initially, the Titans were leaning towards Ole Miss Rebels offensive tackle Laremy Tunsil because they wanted to protect Marcus Mariota. Tennessee views Ramsey as the better overall player. If Ramsey drops to the fourth choice, then the Cowboys will be quick to pounce on him.
The Dallas Cowboys came pretty close to signing Patrick Robinson. Fortunately for the Indianapolis Colts, he changed his mind, so the Colts now have a new starter.
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