Patrick Robinson Draft Bio

STATS Senior Writer

Robinson has first-round ability, but could slip into the second round

and possibly the third because he is not great in straight, man-to-man

coverage schemes. Stock did rise a bit thanks to a good showing at the

Senior Bowl, as he was the best cornerback during practices for the

game. Florida State’s most active pass defender possesses a good

combination of size, strength and athleticism. That overall package

could be a benefit in zone and two-deep coverage schemes. A confident

player who enjoyed a solid four-year career under Bobby Bowden,

Robinson is an aggressive defender who likes to gamble. None of his

seven career interceptions, however, came as a senior. That could be

partially attributed to opposing teams not throwing at him. Recorded a

career-high 36 solo tackles last season and was credited with 11 passes

defended to rank fifth in the ACC. Also forced two fumbles as a senior.

Was a second-team all-ACC pick as a senior and played well in a 33-21

win over West Virginia in the Gator Bowl. Involvement in Florida

State’s academic scandal in 2008 could cause some teams to question his

character, but his physical attributes can’t be overlooked. Has the

ideal size and straight-line speed to be a starting cornerback in the

NFL. Durability is a potential weak point, as he dealt with multiple

injuries during his career.