Keenan Robinson NFL Draft Profile

Keenan Robinson NFL Draft Profile

Keenan Robinson, Senior, Linebacker, Texas



By his sophomore season, linebacker Keenan Robinson worked his way into the starting lineup at the outside linebacker position. After redshirting in 2007 and mostly playing on special teams in 2008, Robinson was ready for a breakout sophomore campaign. Robinson tallied 74 tackles and saved his best performances for the big games, including a ten tackle effort against Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship game.

By 2010 Robinson was much more consistent. While the Longhorns struggled overall, it was Robinson who emerged as the leader of the defense. An honorable mention All-Big 12 selection, Robinson led the team with 113 tackles. No other player on the team eclipsed the 90 mark. Robinson added 8.0 tackles-for-loss, 2.0 sacks, two interceptions and one forced fumble.


Final Projection:

Robinson is a good athlete who has the skill set to be a solid outside linebacker in a 4-3 defense in the NFL. He can get into the backfield on occasion, but he is equally comfortable dropping into coverage. For a linebacker he even has pretty good hands and can make some nice catches. The NFL will want to see him play smarter and not simply use his speed to make up for mistakes, but Robinson should not fall further than the second round.


See all NFL Draft Profiles and Rankings