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Patrick Robinson (CB)
  • Height:
    5'11"
  • Weight:
    190 lbs.
  • Arm Length:
    30 1/2 in.
  • Hand Size:
    8 1/4 in.
  • College:
    Florida St.
  • Conference:
    ACC
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Selected by: New Orleans Saints
Round: 1
Pick (Overall): 32 (32)
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Pick Analysis: The Saints prove that a defense can never have enough corners with the selection of Patrick Robinson. Although New Orleans took Malcolm Jenkins with its first-round pick a season ago, the addition of Robinson gives the team the flexibility to move Jenkins to free safety or create a series of exotic nickel packages to get its athletic corners on the field. Regardless, the Saints have clearly improved their depth and talent in the back end, and that ensures they will remain among the best at creating takeaways in 2010.

Overview

Robinson is the Seminoles most active pass defender and should make the transition to the next level well. His combination of size, strength and athleticism is best suited as a rolled up corner in two deep schemes. He is a solid perimeter run defender but not always physical versus larger ball carriers. Pat needs to use his hands better to jam and reroute receivers off the line of scrimmage as well as his over all body positioning in coverage. He can be aggressive in zone schemes and is susceptible to gadget plays as well as double moves. Robinson is a good football player that should contribute on special teams as a rookie while developing his overall game.


Strengths

Robinson possesses the ideal size and straight line speed coveted in today’s starting corners. He anticipates break points well and jumps routes. Robinson’s a competitive defender with great ball skills, who was not tested often later in his college career. He’s a special team’s contributor, which will allow him to see the field immediately.

Weaknesses

Only has average play speed for the position and doesn’t have as much closing burst and quickness when transitioning as you’d like to see. There are some durability questions as he dealt with multiple injuries in college. Only an average technician who would benefit from some coaching up at the next level.

Grade

8.0

 

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