2015 NFL DRAFT

Robert Lester, SS

School: Alabama  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Senior  |  Hometown: Foley, AL
Height/Weight: 6-1 / 220 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
23997
Latest News
12/07/2012 - 2012 ALL-SEC HONORABLE MENTION (MEDIA): Robert Lester, S, Alabama, Sr., has been selected Honorable Mention All-Southeastern Conference (Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. - Alabama football

12/07/2012 - 2012 ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DB - Robert Lester, Alabama, has been selected Second Team All-Southeastern Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. - Alabama football

11/26/2012 - WEEK 13 SEC OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE: SAF ROBERT LESTER (Alabama) -- Led team with five total tackles (4 solos) with an interception against Auburn. - SEC football

11/13/2012 - 11/12/12 NFL DRAFT SCOUT FALLER: SS ROBERT LESTER, ALABAMA...It was a forgettable game for the home team last Saturday in Tuscaloosa as the Crimson Tide defense gave up 29 points against Texas A&M, the first time they allowed four touchdowns in a game since 2010. Alabama had a tough time limiting freshman quarterback Johnny Manziel, but it was a particularly frustrating performance from Tide strong safety Robert Lester. While he has the awareness and quickness to drive on plays in front of him, he missed too many open-field opportunities and left production on the field. Lester took inconsistent angles in both run and pass defense and scouts have questioned his finishing ability as a tackler. He has 13 interceptions over his career, including three this season, but the mistakes have out-weighed the impact plays so far this season. Over the past two years, Lester really benefited playing alongside Mark Barron in the secondary, but he hasn't been as consistent as a senior and his draft stock is slipping. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

09/14/2012 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: Hard to quibble with a shutout in which you force four turnovers, as was the case last week. Much will depend on whether Arkansas QB Tyler Wilson is able to play after being knocked out against Louisiana-Monroe. Regardless, Alabama's first task remains the same: Shut down the running game and make the opponent one-dimensional, no matter how good the passing dimension might be. QUOTE TO NOTE: "You need to make sure that they don't fold under the pressure and that they actually go out there and perform the way that they can." -- S Robert Lester, on how the Tide's first true road game. - The Sports Xchange

09/06/2012 - Alabama safety Robert Lester met with reporters Wednesday evening and said his injured shoulder is fine. He also revealed how he hurt it. Crimson Tide noseguard Jesse Williams hit him. It happened during Alabama's 41-14 win over Michigan on Saturday. Williams accidently mistook Lester for an opponent and slammed into him. Lester went to the sideline with a shoulder stinger, and Williams joined him with a mild concussion. Both practiced Wednesday and didn't appear to be suffering any ill effects. The funny thing is that Lester didn't realize it was Williams until the team watched the film. "I looked at him weird. I mean, we've got the same colors on. Kind of hard to mistake yellow and blue for crimson and white," Lester said, smiling. - Decatur Daily

09/01/2012 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: You don't lose guys like Courtney Upshaw, Dont'a Hightower, Mark Barron and Dre Kirkpatrick without some sort of dropoff. But there are good players throughout the depth chart or they wouldn't be at Alabama. Playing Michigan and Arkansas in the first three weeks, however, will be a stern test for a green unit such as this one. But with experienced hands such as Jesse Williams, Nico Johnson and Robert Lester back to lead the way, it's hard to see this defense suddenly looking like a Big 12 unit. - The Sports Xchange

07/21/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-SEC SECOND TEAM (COACHES): DB - Robert Lester, Alabama, has been selected second team All-SEC for the 2012 college football season as selected by the SEC head coaches. - Alabama football

07/21/2012 - 2012 PRESEASON ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): DB Robert Lester (131), Alabama, Sr., has been selected first team All-SEC for the 2012 college football season as selected by the SEC media. - Alabama football

07/18/2012 - 2012 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Robert Lester, S, Alabama, has been selected to the Preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is presented to the National Defensive Player of the Year by the Charlotte Touchdown Club and the Football Writers Association of America. - The Charlotte Touchdown Club

07/18/2012 - 2012 JIM THORPE AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Robert Lester, Alabama S, Sr., has been selected to the Preseason Jim Thorpe Award Watch List for the 2012 college football season, presented to the best defensive back in college football by the Jim Thorpe Association. - The Jim Thorpe Association

07/10/2012 - 2012 BEDNARIK AWARD PRESEASON WATCHLIST: Robert Lester, Alabama, CB, Sr., has been selected to the preseason Bednarik Award watchlist for the 2012 college football season. The Bednarik Award has been presented to the nation's top defensive player since 1995. A former standout at Penn and with the Philadelphia Eagles, Chuck Bednarik is a member of both the College Football Hall of Fame's Class of 1969 and the NFL Hall of Fame's Class of 1967. - The Maxwell Football Club

 
 
Latest News
12/07/2012 - 2012 ALL-SEC HONORABLE MENTION (MEDIA): Robert Lester, S, Alabama, Sr., has been selected Honorable Mention All-Southeastern Conference (Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. - Alabama football

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