Dallas Cowboys trade target from Miami No. 2: Noah Igbinoghene, Cornerback
In 2020, the Miami Dolphins had three draft picks in Round 1 and they ended up with questionable picks at each spot. First was Tua Tagovailoa who came in with a long injury history and didn’t have the same NFL style of play as Justin Herbert.
Still, they took Tua and Herbert has far exceeded his production in L.A. After Tua, they took Austin Jackson from USC to play tackle and so far, he has not lived up to his status. He’s now listed as a guard but chances are high that he won’t win a starting job under new leadership.
At No. 30, they took Noah Igbinoghene from Auburn to play corner despite having Byron Jones and Xavien Howard on the roster already. It may have been smart if they were trying not to pay too much for Jones and Howard but Jones already had a grossly over-priced contract and they since re-worked Jones’ contract.
As a result, Igbinoghene played in 28 percent of the snaps as a rookie and 17 percent this past season. Clearly, the Dolphins don’t think Igbinoghene is ready to play significant snaps and at this point, he may need a fresh start.
Dallas could use such a player on their roster since their defensive backfield is in desperate need of playmakers. They were better in 2021 than previous seasons but if Trevon Diggs wasn’t recording picks, they were suspect to staying on the field for long, extended drives. That needs to change and perhaps Igbinoghene is a player who can help in that regard.