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Ryne Robinson WR 5'9 179 Miami(OH) 4.54

By: Robert Davis

Robinson burst on to the scene as a true freshman, making an immediate impact as a return man. He finished the year averaging 17.2 yards per punt return, taking three back for touchdowns. As a receiver, he caught 28 balls for 468 yards and two touchdowns. He continued his success as a receiver and returner as a sophomore, returning two more punts for touchdowns and catching 64 balls for 932 yards and four touchdowns. Robinson continued to take his game to another level in 2005, catching 75 passes for 1,119 yards and eight touchdowns. He averaged 11.6 yards per punt return, and returned one for a touchdown. He didnít stop as a senior, as he posted a career high 91 taches for 1,178 yards and eight touchdowns. He took another punt back for a touchdown, giving him seven career punt return TDís. Robinson also doubles as the left fielder on the baseball team, and has stolen 65 bases in three seasons.

When you watch Robinson play, you see the game changing ability he possesses. He has excellent quickness and speed, and is a threat to score any time he touches the ball. He has continued to improve as a receiver, to the point that he is now one of the very best in the nation. Robinsonís best trait is his ability on special teams though. He is a special player with the ball in his hands. He has returned seven punts for touchdowns in his career, and changes the entire game simply with his presence on punt returns.

As much as playmaking stands out, his lack of size does as well. He is small and frail, and may only fit as a return man first, slot man second. He lacks the size to be a full time threat as a receiver.

With his lack of size, it will limit his draft stock in April. Someone will fall in love with his return ability, and he adds value as a legitimate slot receiver on top of it. He looks like he carries an early Day Two grade, but he may outplay that draft position.

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