Jets grab Robertson at #4

One of the most imposing figures on the Kentucky defensive line in recent memory…The three-year starter gave up his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft after having started 31 of 32 career games…During his time with the Wildcats, he amassed 114 tackles, 26 stops behind the line of scrimmage, 10.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.<BR><BR>

Dewayne Robertson Defensive Tackle University of Kentucky Wildcats 6:01.3-317 Memphis, Tennessee Has sudden movements to get on the edge of a blocker...Very instinctive, reacting quickly to running schemes...Knifes through the line with explosion...Defeats the isolated blocker with strength and all-out effort...Knows how to get over the center's head, allowing him to burst quickly into the backfield to push the pocket...Very effective at flushing the quarterback out...Stacks the run at the point of attack, coming off the snap with a low, powerful leg drive...His low center of gravity allows him to gain leverage and opponents must use double-team blocking in order to contain him...Very active with his hands, working them across the face to defeat blockers… Natural run stuffer with explosive leg drive...Powerful in his initial strike...Uses his hands well to neutralize blockers...Holds his ground firmly vs. the inside running game...Comes off the ball with a hard, low charge...Shows proper knee bend while pressuring the gaps...Has a very strong arm-under pass rush move...Has the leg drive to push the pocket on the pass rush…One of the most imposing figures on the Kentucky defensive line in recent memory…The three-year starter gave up his final year of eligibility to enter the NFL Draft after having started 31 of 32 career games… During his time with the Wildcats, he amassed 114 tackles, 26 stops behind the line of scrimmage, 10.5 sacks, three forced fumbles and one fumble recovery.

2002 SEASON

All-American Dream Team choice by The NFL Draft Report…All-Southeastern Conference first-team selection by the Mobile Register, adding second team-honors from the league's coaches and the Associated Press…Lined up at weakside defensive tackle, recording 48 tackles (34 solos) with a team-high five sacks for minus 40 yards…Also had 8.5 stops for losses of 49 yards and 13 quarterback pressures…Deflected a pass and blocked a kick.

Indiana…Registered 4 tackles with two pressures and a 6-yard sack. Florida…Recorded a sack, blocked an extra point attempt and made 5 tackles with 2 pressures. South Carolina…Had two tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Mississippi State…Totaled 6 tackles with two sacks for minus 14 yards and three stops behind the line of scrimmage. Louisiana State…Registered 7 tackles, a pass deflection and a pressure. Vanderbilt…Collected 6 hits with a 9-yard sack and 2 stops for minus 13 yards. Tennessee…Had an 8-tackle performance.

2001 SEASON

Started nine games at weakside defensive tackle…Finished with 26 tackles (20 solos), a 6-yard sack and four stops for losses of 12 yards…Credited with six quarterback pressures.

Louisville…Had a career-high 10 tackles, including 2 stops behind the line of scrimmage and a pressure. Mississippi…Posted 4 tackles and a pressure. Mississippi State…Delivered 3 tackles and a pressure. Tennessee…Recorded a sack for a 6-yard loss, tackled tailback Travis Stephens behind the line of scrimmage and registered 4 tackles. Indiana…Made 3 solo tackles.

2000 SEASON

All-Southeastern Conference Freshman team pick by the league's coaches and the Knoxville News-Sentinel…Lined up at weakside defensive tackle, collecting 40 tackles (31 solos) with three sacks for minus 24 yards and 13.5 stops for losses of 52 yards…Caused three fumbles and recovered another…Also had an interception.

South Florida…Posted 4 tackles with a 3-yard sack. Indiana…Had a 13-yard sack, 3 stops for minus 24 yards, 5 tackles, a fumble recovery that set up a score and two forced fumbles, including one that was recovered by the Wildcats' Matt Layow for a 21-yard touchdown return. Florida…Recorded an 8-yard sack. Mississippi…Tackled tailback Deuce McAllister three times behind the line of scrimmage and made 4 stops. South Carolina…Delivered a season-high 8 tackles with 3.5 stops for losses of 8 yards and a fumble recovery. Mississippi State…Had 4 tackles and returned an interception 9 yards.

CAMPUS AGILITY TESTS

5.09 in the 40-yard dash…31-inch vertical jump…4.28 20-yard shuttle. HIGH SCHOOL

Attended Melrose (Memphis, Tenn.) High…Four-year starter at both defensive tackle and offensive tackle…Helped Melrose win the 1998 Class AAAA state championship and finish as runner-up in 1997, both years with 14-1 records…All-State and All-Metro Memphis honoree as a senior and junior…Made 54 tackles as a senior, despite missing much of the season with an injury…Honorable mention All-America by USA Today…Had 94 tackles, including four sacks as a junior…The #2 prospect in Tennessee and #31 defensive lineman in the country by Super Prep…The country's #27 defensive tackle according to Rivals.com…All-Southeast Region by Prep Star and the #59 prospect in the Southeast by the Prep Football Report…"Simply too strong for most offensive lineman to handle and his bull rush technique is unstoppable," wrote Super Prep…Coached by Tim Thompson…Teammate of fellow UK signee Anthony Stevenson… Participated in the shot put one year on the track team…Honor roll student. PERSONAL

General Studies major…Son of Ada and Joseph Robertson…Born 10/16/81 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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