Best New Orleans Saints Draft Choices From FBS Schools: Florida St.
Who is the best player the New Orleans Saints ever drafted from the Florida St Seminoles?
From May 1 until the start of the 2016 NFL season on September 11, we’re going to list the best players that the Saints ever drafted from all 128 FBS schools, as of 2015.
Of course, there are a number of schools, including Air Force, Appalachian St., Arizona, Army, Baylor, Boise St., Bowling Green, Buffalo, Central Florida, Central Michigan, East Carolina, FAU, FIU, and South Alabama, in which the Saints have never drafted a player.
Yesterday, we looked at the best player the Saints ever drafted from Florida.
Today, we spotlight the best player the Saints ever drafted from Florida St.
When it comes to selecting the best player the Saints ever drafted from Florida St., the choice is between linebacker Reggie Freeman (1993), receiver Talman Gardner (2003), offensive lineman Montrae Holland (2003), defensive lineman Julian Pittman (1998), defensive back Patrick Robinson (2010), and offensive lineman Del Williams (1967).
The pick is going to be Robinson, a cornerback, who played 5 years for the Saints, from 2010-2014.
A native of Miami, Florida, Robinson was selected by the Saints in the 1st round, with the 32nd-overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Robinson played in 11 games as a rookie, with 4 starts, before playing in 15 games, with 7 starts, in 2011, compiling 4 interceptions.
Robinson became a starter in 2012, starting all 16 games, totaling 53 tackles and 3 interceptions.
In the second game of the 2013 season, Robinson suffered a patella injury that forced him to miss the rest of the year, before returning to play in 14 games, with 6 starts, in 2014
In 2015, Robinson moved on to play for the San Diego Chargers, accumulating 43 tackles and an interception.
In five seasons with the Saints, Robinson played in 58 games, including 33 as a starter, compiling 150 tackles and 9 interceptions.
In six seasons in the NFL, Robinson has played in 74 games, with 43 starts, totaling 193 tackles and 10 interceptions.