Blog Entry

UCF's Robinson blazes unofficial sub-4.3 40

Posted on: February 28, 2012 12:38 pm
Edited on: February 28, 2012 1:17 pm
 

Anyone who doubted Josh Robinson's pro credentials might have been won over when the UCF junior posted an unofficial 40 time of 4.29 seconds on Tuesday.
   
Robinson ran a 4.31-second 40 unofficially in his first attempt.

 Primarily a zone corner for the Knights, Robinson applied for an evaluation from the draft advisory board but when they didn't give him the answer he'd hoped for, Robinson said he just used the harsh grade as motivation. He ran like it Tuesday.

"They told me I wouldn't be drafted in the top three rounds," Robinson said Sunday at the Scouting Combine. "So that gave me motivation. That made me want to prove that I could be drafted higher than that and do better thatn what some people believe I can."

Now evaluators are likely to be motivated to return to UCF game film and decide if Robinson's flashy speed translates.

NFLDraftScout.com's Rob Rang has touted Robinson since he announced he'd enter the 2012 draft and projects him as a top-75 pick. 

Miami (Fla.) cornerback DeMarcus Van Dyke was the fastest cornerback timed at the Scouting Combine in 2011. His top time was listed at 4.28 seconds. Van Dyke was drafted 81st overall (third round) by the Raiders in the 2011 draft and wound up in a starting role because of injuries.

Van Dyke was 6-1, 176 officially in measurements at the Combine. Robinson stood 5-9 1/2, 199, but showed good strength for the position with 17 bench-press reps of 225 pounds.

However, his arm length has some scouts questioning whether Robinson could fit in a true press scheme. 

Where he could get a look in the NFL is in nickel packages against short, sudden and explosive wideouts who might give bigger No. 1-type corners fits.

--Jeff Reynolds
Comments

Since: Mar 1, 2012
Posted on: March 1, 2012 2:03 pm
 

UCF's Robinson blazes unofficial sub-4.3 40

What games were you watching? You have no idea what your talking about? You must be another USF hater.



Since: Feb 29, 2012
Posted on: February 29, 2012 7:58 pm
 

UCF's Robinson blazes unofficial sub-4.3 40

So, if Josh Robinson can run a 40 in 4.29 seconds andDeMarcus Van Dyke can run it in 4,28, I wonder what Olympic Gold Medalist and Jamaican Usain Bolt's time would be in the 40 



Since: Jun 7, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 1:55 pm
 

UCF's Robinson blazes unofficial sub-4.3 40

No sense arguing about that.  If the blogger knows what he's talking about, the teams will be poring over his tapes.  They will find EVERY time he has (or has not) been burned.



Since: May 27, 2011
Posted on: February 29, 2012 1:28 am
 

UCF's Robinson blazes unofficial sub-4.3 40

Ha, he hasn't been burned, your watching the wrong corner



Since: Jun 14, 2010
Posted on: February 28, 2012 3:18 pm
 

UCF's Robinson blazes unofficial sub-4.3 40

I'm a huge UCF fan, this kid is very athletic but I've watched him get burned over and over for the last three years.  Good luck in the NFL buddy. 



Since: Oct 20, 2006
Posted on: February 28, 2012 1:21 pm
 

UCF's Robinson blazes unofficial sub-4.3 40

Wow, that's even faster than BRRRUUUCCCEEE.



Since: Mar 5, 2008
Posted on: February 28, 2012 1:14 pm
 

UCF's Robinson blazes unofficial sub-4.3 40

If Al Davis was still alive this guy would be a Raider...no question


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com