New Orleans Saints First Round Draft Choices: Patrick Robinson (2010)
The first round of the 2016 NFL Draft will be held on Thursday, April 28, in Chicago, Illinois.
Between now and then, we’ll be looking back at all of the drafts of the New Orleans Saints, from 1967-2015.
Yesterday, we looked back at 2009.
The 2010 draft was the 44th draft in the history of the Saints.
The selection turned out to be a so-so one for the Saints, landing a player who was a only a fulltime starter during his 5-year stint with the franchise.
The pick: Patrick Robinson, a defensive back from Florida St.
A native of Miami, Florida, Robinson, who was the 32nd-overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft, played five years for the Saints, from 2010-2014.
The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Robinson played in 11 games at cornerback as a rookie in 2010, including 4 as a starter, while compiling 26 tackles.
In 2011, Robinson played in 15 games, including 7 as a starter, generating 38 tackles, to go along with 4 interceptions.
During 2012, in his only season as a fulltime starter, Robinson appeared in, and started, all 16 games, making 53 tackles, while picking off 3 passes, one of which he returned for a touchdown.
From 2013-2014, his final two years in New Orleans, Robinson was limited to 6 starts, while making 33 tackles with 2 interceptions.
Robinson signed with the San Diego Chargers prior to the 2015 season, where he became a part-time starter.
In 5 seasons with the Saints, Robinson appeared in 33 games, including 9 as a starter, accumulating 150 tackles, one sack, 9 interceptions, and one touchdown.
In 6 seasons in the NFL, Robinson has appeared in 74 games, including 43 as a starter, compiling 193 total tackles, including one sack, 10 interceptions, and one touchdown.
The Saints had a solid 2010 NFL Draft, selecting USC tackle Charles Brown in the second round, Miami (Florida) tight end Jimmy Graham in the third round, and LSU defensive tackle Al Woods in the fourth round.