Last year, the Houston Texans decided to place the franchise tag on cornerback Dunta Robinson. This year, numerous news outlets are reporting that Robinson will not be franchised. If those reports are correct, the 27-year-old Robinson will undoubtedly be one of the hottest names of the NFL free agent market.
The 5-foot-10 Robinson, who was a first round pick by the Texans out of South Carolina in 2004, is the franchise’s career leader in interceptions. Last year, he played in every game for the Texans.
However, some scouts question his true value. He had six interceptions in his rookie season but went without a pick last year and has only seven interceptions in the last five seasons. That said, a number of teams will be willing to throw big money at a player with Robinson’s natural abilities.
The other top cornerback on the free agent market will likely be Leigh Bodden of the New England Patriots. Bodden had five interceptions last year and has the potential to get even better.