Prospect Profile: Patrick Robinson

Scout.com's NFL Draft Analyst Chris Steuber profiles the top prospects eligible for the 2010 NFL Draft. Learn about Florida State cornerback Patrick Robinson inside.


Patrick Robinson
School: Florida State
Position: Cornerback
Height: 5-11
Weight: 194
Projected 40-Time: 4.40

Star Rating: Grade: 91
Draft Projection: 1st - 2nd Round

Star rating is based on a prospects standing (as of February 1st) in the 2010 Scout.com Draft Rankings. A prospects grade is measured on the following scale:

85-100 = 1st - 2nd Round
_70-84 = 3rd - 4th Round
_55-69 = 5th - 6th Round
_40-54 = 7th Round - UDFA


Robinson has great skills, but has been an underachiever during his career.
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Strengths: Robinson has the size/speed combination that scouts desire and the potential to be a shutdown corner at the next level. He has great agility, transitions well with receivers and closes fast on the ball. He’s instinctive and diagnoses the action well. He is a true playmaker and a player quarterbacks avoid throwing towards. He’s willing to defend against the run and make open field tackles when needed. He’s a quality option on special teams, as he has experience as a return specialist and on coverage teams.

Weaknesses: He’s not an overly physical defender and has to improve his tackling technique. He lacks focus and concentration.

Steuber Says: In his two-plus years with Florida State, Robinson had flashes of brilliance and moments of inconsistency; that’s the story of his career. As a sophomore, he recorded six interceptions, and since that time, he’s only amassed one. One interception in two years isn’t good enough, but Robinson has superior cover skills, and that ability will ultimately make him a first round selection.


A member of the Pro Football Writers of America and the Football Writers Association of America, Chris Steuber has provided his analysis of the NFL and NFL Draft prospects on the web and on the radio since 1999. Steuber’s features are published across the Scout.com network and on FoxSports.com. If you wish to contact Chris Steuber, email him at: csteuber@scout.com. You can also now follow Chris Steuber on Twitter.


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