Aldrick Robinson starred at SMU for the last four years. At the NFL Combine, he showed why the spotlight always seemed to find a way towards him. The Waxahachie native placed top 15 overall in four categories at the Indianapolis event and was a top 15 performer among wide receivers in all seven tests given to prospects.
Robinson picked up a sixth place finish in the 60-yard shuttle among all players completing the test in 11.01 seconds. That score was tied with LSU defensive back Patrick Peterson, regarded by most draft analysts as a top 10 prospect. The time was the third best among wide receivers beating out potential first-rounders Julio Jones and A.J. Green.
Though only 5-foot-10, Robinson recorded one of the best vertical jumps for the entire combine, leaping 40 inches for the eighth-best overall performance.
His effort was tied for fifth among wide receivers with fellow Texan Edmond Gates of Abilene Christian.
In the three-cone drill, Robinson tied for 12th overall with Hawaii’s Greg Salas, running the course in 6.65 seconds. That time was seventh-best among wide receivers. His final top 15 overall placing came in one of the biggest events at the combine, the 40-yard dash. Known as a speedster in high school and college, Robinson lived up to that reputation in front of the NFL scouts with a time of 4.43 seconds, the 14th best time among all participants. That time tied him for the fourth best effort in the wide receiver group.
Robinson’s 4.09 time in the 20-yard shuttle was sixth-best among wide receivers while his 10 foot, 6 inch broad jump placed ninth in the group. On the bench press, Robinson completed 17 reps of 225 pounds. That placed him at 13th among wide receivers.
Over his four-year career at SMU, Robinson caught 181 passes for 3,314 yards and 30 touchdowns. His yardage and touchdowns are second all-time in the Mustang record book while his receptions are fourth. Robinson is the only SMU player with two 1,000-yard receiving seasons to his credit.
Robinson is projected by many draft analysts to be a late round pick.
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