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2015 NFL DRAFT

Josh Robinson, CB

School: UCF  |  Conference: C-USA
College Experience: Junior  |  Hometown: Sunrise, FL
Height/Weight: 5-10 / 199 lbs.
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04/30/2012 - Third-round pick Josh Robinson grew up in Sunrise, Fla., and went to Central Florida. In other words, he doesn't have a winter coat heading to Minneapolis. "I have never seen snow," he said. "I have seen a few flakes, but nothing ever big. So I know that will be another thing that I get to do." - The Sports Xchange

04/30/2012 - A closer look at the Vikings' picks: Round 3/66 - Josh Robinson, CB, 5-10, 199, Central Florida...Robinson can play man or zone, has the desire to come up in run support and also ran a Combine-best 4.29 40-yard dash. COULD SURPRISE: Cornerback Josh Robinson: A 199-pound corner with a Combine-best 4.29 40-yard dash, Robinson, the third-round pick, provides depth and an heir apparent to Antoine Winfield. If he puts that speed to good use, he could end up starting and/or returning kicks as a rookie. - The Sports Xchange

04/27/2012 - CB Josh Robinson, UCF -- More help for the secondary. The Vikings landed Notre Dame FS Harrison Smith in the first round; Robinson is unproven against elite receivers but has the speed to star.

03/29/2012 - Thirteen former Knights took the field at Nicholson Fieldhouse for the 2012 UCF Pro Day Wednesday afternoon. Scouts from approximately 20 NFL teams attended the workout, which was headlined by standout cornerback Josh Robinson. After Robinson announced in January that he would leave UCF during his junior year to pursue the NFL draft, he posted a time of 4.33 in the 40-yard dash at last month's NFL Combine, the fastest of any player. At Pro Day, Robinson focused on position specific drills. "It went well; it was kind of pressure, you know a little pressure being the only guy and all those guys looking at you and trying to get you at a nice tempo," Robinson said. Robinson went through various drills, different from the ones he performed at the Combine. Prior to the Combine, Robinson was projected to be drafted in the fourth-to-sixth round range, but now his stock has boosted. NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock said that Robinson could potentially be drafted in the first round. "I want to prove to them that I can get the job done, that I am capable and that UCF has prepared me well for anything," Robinson said. "Anything they want to throw at me, I am willing to do it." UCF head coach George O'Leary was also present, and he has tried to give advice to Robinson on the draft process. "He always has told me to keep working, there is always something I can improve on," Robinson said. Former Knights Bruce Miller, Jah Reid and Torell Troup were all present. - Ryan Gillespie, Central Florida Future

03/28/2012 - Former UCF cornerback Josh Robinson is sticking to his game plan. Whenever he has faced big challenges, Robinson said he has prayed and worked closely with his family to develop a plan of action. It gives him the confidence to dismiss those who doubt him and forge his own path to success. The same formula helped the Plantation High graduate pick UCF over a long list of higher-profile schools, including Michigan. It helped him decide to leave UCF after his junior season and declare himself eligible for the 2012 NFL Draft despite league projections he would likely get selected in the fourth to seventh rounds. And it helped him prepare for a dazzling performance at the NFL Combine, instantly going from forgettable prospect to one of the strongest cornerback options available in the draft. Robinson (5-10, 199) ran the 40-yard dash in 4.33 seconds, the fastest time posted by all the athletes at the combine. He said he hoped his performance opened the eyes of a lot of NFL officials. "That was the goal," he said. "That was the plan all along. Hopefully, get to the combine and have a successful one." Robinson hopes to continue impressing NFL scouts during UCF's pro day, which is set for Wednesday afternoon at the Knights' football complex. It is closed to the public. While Robinson believes he could top his 40-yard dash time, he said he will stand on the impressive combine marks and will only do position drills during UCF's pro day. Former UCF players Adam Nissley, Nick Pieschel, Josh Linam and A.J. Guyton are among the other athletes expected to work out for NFL scouts Wednesday. - Iliana Lim??n, The Orlando Sentinel

03/24/2012 - NFL DRAFT SCOUT TOP DEFENSIVE BACKS: *Josh Robinson, Central Florida, 5-10, 199...As the most conspicuous gold medal winner at the NFL's annual Underwear Olympics known as the scouting combine, Robinson sent scouts and coaches back to game tapes to see what he is all about. They already had some interest because he was a two-time All-Conference-USA first-teamer with 10 interceptions and 36 passes broken up the past three seasons. But he demanded even more attention after clocking the combine's fastest unofficial 40 time of 4.33 seconds. He also bested all defensive backs in the broad jump (11-1) and three-cone drill (6.55) and was third in the vertical jump at 38.5 inches. "They told me I wouldn't be drafted in the top three rounds," Robinson said after his Indianapolis show. "So that gave me motivation. That made me want to prove that I could be drafted higher than that." He convinced some people, evidenced by his move from a fourth-round prospect to a second-round possibility on this list. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

03/19/2012 - If you ask any NFL coach or general manager about the NFL Combine, they will probably tell you that it's another piece of information in a process to grade a football player. Since the Combine has turned into a television event, fans give the 40 times, bench press numbers and vertical leaps a greater significance than executives do. Whereas the Combine can only raise your professional stock so much, it can make a player's stock plummet if he measures in poorly, runs slow or isn't as strong as some expect. One player who didn't hurt his stock one bit was UCF cornerback Josh Robinson. Locally, Robinson is known as the ultra-talented ball-hawking Knights cornerback but nationally he was just another relatively anonymous underclassmen who many questioned why he declared for the draft. "That decision was made because I felt I was ready," Robinson explained. "I told Coach (George) O'Leary from the first time I met with him about the decision. I asked him his opinion and then I let him know I felt I was ready and that I could compete at the next level at a high level and not just be a walk on or a free agent." Robinson checked with the draft advisory committee and their grade on him gave the 5-foot-10 first-team All-Conference USA star another chip on his shoulder. "They told me I wouldn't be drafted in the top three rounds," Robinson said. "That gave me motivation. That made me want to prove that I could be drafted higher than that and do better than what some people believe I can." Josh Robinson is now far from anonymous as he lit up the Combine, running an official 4.33 second 40-yard dash, the fastest time of any player. Once a third-day pick, Robinson has momentum and could find himself receiving a phone call from a team as early as the first round. - Charlie Bernstein, ESPN Florida

02/29/2012 - 2012 NFL COMBINE RISERS: Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida: The underclassman entered the Combine a projected fourth-round pick by NFLDraftScout.com. Combine the 4.33 40 with a DB-best 133-inch broad jump and a 38-inch vertical and he's poised to surge leading up to the draft. - Rob Rang/NFLDraftScout & Derek Harper/The Sports Xchange

02/28/2012 - 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, The Sports Xchange

02/23/2012 - 2012 NFL COMBINE, UNDER RADAR UNDERCLASSMEN: CB Josh Robinson, Central Florida: Robinson is one of three relatively "unknown" cornerbacks that I am significantly higher on than most (the other two are seniors Ryan Steed from Furman and Trumaine Johnson from Montana). Robinson's speed, agility and leaping ability jump off tape. If he works out as well as I think he will based on the athleticism I've seen on the field, scouts may have a hard time justifying Robinson not winding up a top 100 pick. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/09/2012 - Central Florida cornerback Josh Robinson will forgo his senior season and enter the 2012 NFL Draft. Robinson, 5-feet-10 and 192 pounds, is the 14th-best cornerback prospect and No. 107 overall prospect eligible for this April's draft, according to ratings by NFLDraftScout.com. "I've been in discussions with the Robinson family over the holidays, and after I met with them Saturday regarding the pros and cons of entering the draft as well as staying in school, the family decided that he wanted to declare for the draft," Knights coach George O'Leary said in release by the school. "I wish him well in his future endeavors in the NFL and I hope everything works out for Josh and his family." Robinson had indicated earlier in the week through Facebook and Twitter that he intended to leave school, according to the Orlando Sentinel. - NFLDraftScout.com

01/09/2012 - UCF junior cornerback Josh Robinson (Sunrise, Fla.) has announced that he will enter the NFL Draft. "I've been in discussions with the Robinson family over the holidays, and after I met with them Saturday regarding the pros and cons of entering the draft as well as staying in school, the family decided that he wanted to declare for the draft," said head coach George O'Leary. "I wish him well in his future endeavors in the NFL and I hope everything works out for Josh and his family." - UCF football

01/09/2012 - Central Florida cornerback Josh Robinson will forgo his senior season and enter the 2012 NFL Draft. Robinson, 5-feet-10 and 192 pounds, is the 14th-best cornerback prospect and No. 107 overall prospect eligible for this April's draft, according to ratings by NFLDraftScout.com. "I've been in discussions with the Robinson family over the holidays, and after I met with them Saturday regarding the pros and cons of entering the draft as well as staying in school, the family decided that he wanted to declare for the draft," Knights coach George O'Leary said in release by the school. "I wish him well in his future endeavors in the NFL and I hope everything works out for Josh and his family." Robinson had indicated earlier in the week through Facebook and Twitter that he intended to leave school, according to the Orlando Sentinel. Robinson was named First Team All-Conference USA for the second consecutive season in 2011 after intercepting two passes and breaking up 15, tied for second-most in school history. He leaves the Knights with 36 career pass breakups, two shy of the school record set by current Philadelphia Eagle Asante Samuel. Robinson moved to the boundary corner position in early November following a season-ending knee injury by A.J. Bouye. Robinson also has some return skills, but lost the punt return job for UCF in September following three fumbles early in the season. Robinson was named to the 2011 Jim Thorpe and Bronko Nagurski preseason watch lists after typically being assigned the opponents' top receiver as a sophomore. He had six interceptions as a freshman and two in each of the past two seasons. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

12/16/2011 - 2011 CONFERENCE USA FIRST TEAM (COACHES): DB-Josh Robinson, Jr., UCF, has been selected All-Conference USA First Team for the 2011 college football season as selected by the league's 12 head football coaches. Robinson registered two interceptions and 15 pass break-ups in 2011, which tied for the second-most in UCF single-season history. The Sunrise native already has 36 break-ups for his career, as he needs just two more to tie Asante Samuel for the school's all-time record. - Central Florida football

11/03/2011 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: UCF tied a season high with three sacks last week against Memphis. Pass rush is a huge factor this week, as the Golden Knights go against Tulsa's prolific QB G.J. Kinne. The Knights have yet to allow an offensive touchdown at home this season. PLAYERS TO WATCH: CB Josh Robinson moved to the boundary corner as part of a shuffle of personnel in the secondary in the wake of A.J. Bouye's season-ending knee injury. Brandon Alexander made his first collegiate start in Boye's old spot, and safeties Kemal Ishmael and Clayton Geathers also are going to have to take on more in pass coverage. Still, the primary responsibility falls to Robinson. - The Sports Xchange

09/23/2011 - CB Josh Robinson, named to several preseason watch lists, made one of the costly blunders in the loss. Robinson tried to field a punt off the bounce deep in UCF territory, but lost the handle and FIU regained possession of the ball inside the Knights' own 10-yard line. "That was awful," coach George O'Leary said. "There was no reason for that and that's the second time he's done that. You just can't play as an individual out there because it's a team game." - The Sports Xchange

09/23/2011 - Don't be surprised if someone else is handling punts for the Knights when they take on BYU. CB Josh Robinson, named to several preseason watch lists, muffed his third punt of the season during the loss to FIU, but this one proved especially costly. The Golden Panthers recovered the ball deep inside the red zone and quickly struck for a touchdown on the ensuing drive. Redshirt freshman J.J. Worton replaced Robinson on punt returns late in the FIU game, and Josh Reese is listed as Robinson's backup on punt returns on the UCF depth chart heading into this week. - The Sports Xchange

09/10/2011 - SCOUTING THE DEFENSE: UCF was one of just five teams in the FBS to tally a shutout in its opener. The Knights will have to account for Boston College freshman RB Andre Williams, who racked up 114 yards and two scores in a 24-17 loss at home to Northwestern on Sept. 3. Junior CB Josh Robinson made a couple of fumbles on punt returns against Charleston Southern. - The Sports Xchange

08/25/2011 - The defense loses seven starters but looks to have replacements ready to step in at some key positions. Junior college transfer Toby Jackson, returning starter Darius Nall, and junior Troy Davis, who had a big spring, will give opposing quarterbacks headaches with their pass rushing, and tackles E.J. Dunston and Victor Gray are solid at tackle. There are questions both in talent and depth at linebacker, where Josh Linam is the only returning starter, but juniors Josh Robinson at corner and Kemal Ismael at free safety both garnered preseason all-league honors in the secondary. - The Sports Xchange

08/11/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON ALL-CONFERENCE USA TEAM (COACHES): DB Josh Robinson, Jr., UCF, has been selected to the Preseason All-Conference USA Team for the 2011 college football season as selected by the league's coaches. Robinson has appeared on three preseason watch lists (as well as one more as a punt returner) highlighted by the Bronko Nagurski Trophy list for the top defensive player. After pulling in six interceptions as a freshman, he totaled two picks as a sophomore with 13 break-ups, and sits in sixth all-time at UCF with eight interceptions overall. Robinson was named to the 2010 All-C-USA First Team, as well as an honorable mention pick as a punt returner. - UCF football

08/10/2011 - 2011 PRESEASON PAUL HORNUNG AWARD WATCH LIST: Josh Robinson, Central Florida, has been named one of 50 players selected to the Paul Hornung Award Watchlist for the 2011 college football season, given annually to the most versatile player in major college football by the Louisville Sports Commission and football legend Paul Hornung. Robinson wasted little time making an impact in a Black and Gold uniform. As a true freshman in 2009, he totaled six interceptions and eight pass break-ups en route to spots on the All-Conference USA Second Team and the C-USA All-Freshman Team. The 2010 championship season also marked Robinson's first as a punt returner, where he ranked ninth in the country with a 15.20 return average, finishing with 20 returns and 304 yards. Robinson went on to be named an All-C-USA First Team cornerback as well as an All-C-USA Honorable Mention punt returner. - UCF football

07/12/2011 - 2011 JIM THORPE AWARD PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Josh Robinson, UCF, CB, has been named one of 37 players selected to the Preseason Thorpe Award watch list for the 2011 college football season. The Thorpe Award, given annually to the nation's top defensive back, is one of the most coveted awards in college football and is celebrating its 25th Anniversary in 2011. Robinson was the only cornerback from Conference USA that earned a spot on the Thorpe Award Watch List. Starting immediately as a true freshman in 2009, Robinson went on to be voted onto the C-USA All-Freshman Team and the All-C-USA Second Team. The 5-foot-11 corner racked up six interceptions and eight pass break-ups in his first-collegiate campaign, helping the Knights to a spot in the St. Petersburg Bowl. One year later, the UCF defense remained one of the top units in college football and Robinson was once again dominant in the secondary en route to C-USA and AutoZone Liberty Bowl titles. Although opposing quarterbacks feared throwing in his direction, he still managed two interceptions and 13 break-ups to be named to the All-C-USA First Team, and now currently ranks in a tie for sixth all-time at UCF with eight-career picks. - UCF football

07/11/2011 - 2011 BRONKO NAGURSKI TROPHY PRESEASON WATCH LIST: Josh Robinson, UCF, CB, has been selected one of 87 players named to Preseason Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List for the 2011 college football season. The Bronko Nagurski Trophy is awarded annually to the nation's best defensive player by the Football Writers Association of America and the Charlotte Touchdown Club. An All-Conference USA First Team selection in 2010, Robinson already ranks in a tie for sixth all-time at UCF with eight interceptions in just two campaigns in a Black and Gold uniform. His 13 pass break-ups a year ago were the fourth-most in single-season history, and he completed the year with 59 tackles in 13 games played. The Sunrise native was responsible for containing Georgia star wide receiver A.J. Green during the AutoZone Liberty Bowl, and Robinson kept Green out of the endzone to help lift UCF to the 10-6 win. Robinson appeared on the All-C-USA Second Team as well as the C-USA All-Freshman Team in 2009 when he amassed six interceptions and eight break-ups. - UCF football

06/11/2011 - PLAYERS TO WATCH IN 2011: CB Josh Robinson usually took on the assignment of defending the opponent's top receiving threat. He was first team All-Conference USA in 2010 and has eight interceptions career interceptions, two this past season. He also returns punts. - The Sports Xchange

 
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04/30/2012 - Third-round pick Josh Robinson grew up in Sunrise, Fla., and went to Central Florida. In other words, he doesn't have a winter coat heading to Minneapolis. "I have never seen snow," he said. "I have seen a few flakes, but nothing ever big. So I know that will be another thing that I get to do." - The Sports Xchange

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