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Mississippi State RB Josh Robinson declares for 2015 NFL Draft

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Josh Robinson rushed for 1,922 yards and 15 touchdowns in three seasons at Mississippi State.

Mississippi State running back Josh Robinson, who has rushed for 1,128 yards and 11 touchdowns this season, has announced he is going pro.


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The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger reported the news Wednesday.

Robinson (5-foot-9, 215 pounds, though we stress that 5-9 is his "listed" height) emerged this season after rushing for a combined 794 yards in his first two seasons. Robinson is a bowling ball of sorts; he runs low to the ground, is a downhill runner and frequently bounces off tacklers. But he lacks top-end speed and that hurts his pro potential; in addition, he hasn't proved he can handle a heavy workload, as he had just two games this season with at least 20 carries and had five outings with 12 or fewer attempts. Robinson showed that he can be an effective receiver this season, with 28 receptions.

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

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