Round 4, Pick 35: 49ers select LSU CB Rashard Robinson

Apr 30, 2016 at 10:49 AM--


With the 35th pick in the fourth round (133rd overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft, the San Francisco 49ers select LSU CB Rashard Robinson. He is the team's second cornerback selected in this draft. They used their third round selection on Mississippi State CB Will Redmond.

In two years with LSU, he played in 15 games compiling 30 tackles, 1.5 for a loss, an interception, and three passes defended. He was suspended at LSU for failing a drug test as well as academic issues. He has not played football in 18 months.

NFL.com projected that Robinson would be selected in rounds 6 or 7 of the NFL Draft.



Analysis


Lance Zierlein of NFL Media, who compares Robinson to Dominique Rodgers-­Cromartie, had the following to say in his scouting report:

He might look like he skipped "leg day" for several years, but his height, speed and man-­cover talent is undeniable. Robinson has the traits and talent to be considered one of the best press corners in this draft, but teams will have to weigh the character against the talent. Look for an electric combine which could create new buzz around the former LSU Tiger. Robinson has the raw ability to become a good NFL starter who can play on an island if asked, but I am downgrading his draft grade due to his character concerns.

DraftInsider.net had the following to say about Robinson in their scouting report:

Robinson displayed flashes of dominance the short time he played at LSU and comes with incredible upside. Likely to be drafted much earlier than people think, he could develop into a starter if he keeps his focus on the field, makes football a priority and matures as a person.

Sam Monson of Pro Football Focus had the following to say about Robinson in his CB ranking:

The hype machine on Robinson lost the run of itself when disinformation was put around that he would run a 4.2 40-yard dash time at 6-foot-3 at the combine. In the end he measured at 6-foot-1 and ran a 4.43, which is good but unspectacular. He does have speed to burn, and showed some incredible make-up speed when beat, but was beaten enough that he needed it. Robinson is very raw and inconsistent with his technique, getting too high and losing his balance and footing, but there are few better athletes and measurables profiles in this draft class.

Measurables


Height: 6-1
Weight: 171 lbs.
Arm length: 32 1/4 inches
Hand length: 9 inches

NFL Scouting Combine


40-time: 4.49 seconds
Vertical: 35.5 inches
Broad jump: 121 inches

Pro Day


40-yard dash: 4.43 seconds
Vertical: 34 1/2 inches
Broad jump: 10 feet
Short shuttle: 4.44 seconds
3-cone: 7.31 seconds
Bench: 5 reps of 225 pounds

Related News





Facebook Comments



More San Francisco 49ers News



Why George Kittle loves going against Jimmie Ward; 49ers safety forecasts 'Pick City'

By David Bonilla
Aug 9

San Francisco 49ers tight end George Kittle joined KNBR after Tuesday's practice and started the conversation by praising a defensive teammate—Jimmie Ward. Ward might be the most underrated player on a defense boasting stars Nick Bosa and Fred Warner. The 49ers tight end knows how valuable the veteran safety is for the team, though. "I said [in a previous interview] Jimmie Ward might be one of the most underrated players in the NFL," Kittle said on the Papa & Lund show. "... When it's man coverage, you don't want Jimmie Ward on you because he's quick, he's physical, and he's really, really fast. He's got great hands, and he knows how to hold without getting holding calls. He's very good at that. "I'm very blessed to be able to go against



49ers RedZone Podcast: Assessing Trey Lance's performance in 49ers Training Camp

By Rohan Chakravarthi
Aug 8

Co-hosts Rohan Chakravarthi and Marco Martinez, as well as OurSF49ers break down everything they saw from Trey Lance on Day 10 of 49ers training camp, while going over the team's performance. The audio for the show is embedded above, while the video is available below. You can listen to the



49ers RedZone Podcast: 49ers Training Camp Day 11 Recap

By Rohan Chakravarthi
Aug 9

Co-hosts Rohan Chakravarthi breaks down everything he saw on Day 11 of 49ers training camp, from the drills to the 1-on-1s, as well as the scrimmage portion of practice. The audio for the show is embedded above, while the video is available below. You can listen to the 49ers RedZone podcast



49ers RedZone Podcast: Training Camp Review/49ers vs. Packers preview

By Rohan Chakravarthi
Aug 12

Co-hosts Rohan Chakravarthi and Marco Martinez break down the entirety of 49ers training camp, while looking ahead to the 49ers vs Packers matchup and the biggest headlines. The audio for the show is embedded above, while the video is available below. You can listen to the 49ers RedZone podcast from our


Featured

Trending News

Share 49ersWebzone