The New England Patriots continued working the phones recruiting undrafted free agents to come to Foxborough. Some were signed, some agreed to a workout, while others opted for other teams that gave them a better chance to make the roster. UTEP wide receiver Daniel Robinson agreed to fly to Foxborough for a workout later this week.
Better known as one of Jordan Palmer's other receiver targets, Robinson has the size to play in the NFL. The 6-foot-4, 200-pound receiver was UTEP's second leading receiver behind Johnnie Lee Higgins' 1300 yard season. Robinson recorded 37 receptions for 606 yards (16.4 avg), with seven touchdowns.
Robinson feels that his performance is enough to give him a realistic shot at making the roster. He's determined to help put his hometown back on the map.
"I think it's possible for me to make the team and put Barstow back on the map," Robinson tolf the Desert Dispatch. "Coming from here, it's really hard. We are a really small town and not many people make it out sports wise. Many more probably should have made it, too."
|Texas-El Paso's Daniel Robinson pulls in a 36-yard pass on the first play from scrimmage against San Diego State in their game Thursday Aug. 31, 2006, in San Diego. The San Diego State defenders are T.J. McKay, right, and Donny Baker. (AP Photo/Lenny Ignelzi)|
Robinson transferred to UTEP in 2004 after initially attending Victor Valley College where he was part of both the football and basketball teams. Natural athleticism provided him the opportunity to play multiple positions, including receiver, cornerback and safety.
As a Junior, Robinson played in 12 games for the Miners. He also recorded a 28-yard reception from the Miner's quarterback Jordan Palmer. Robinson red-shirted in 2005, before snapping back to turn in the impressive season last year.
Robinson has decent speed, but not the type of top gear teams covet. He does have the height and the ability to out leap defenders for the ball. He turned in 4.48 second forty, managed a 40.5-inch vertical jump and benched 225 pounds 11 times.