Robinson patiently waiting for the NFL Draft
The NFL Draft begins on Thursday, and former Lone Oak quarterback Corey Robinson is hoping to hear his name called at some point in the three-day event. If he isn’t drafted, Robinson has a bit of an insurance policy. The Hamilton Tiger-Cats of the Canadian Football League have an offer on the table for Robinson in case he doesn’t at least end up in an NFL training camp. Robinson has said in the past if the NFL doesn’t work out right away, he’d like to play in the CFL.
Kentucky’s 2007 Mr. Football is back home in Paducah this week, passing the time until the draft starts on Thursday. After high school, Robinson put together a record-setting career at Troy where he set eleven different school and conference records.
Looking at mock drafts, it appears Robinson’s chances of being drafted are slim — which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. When a player gets to the 6th or 7th round, it’s sometimes better to not be drafted at all. That way, a a player can sign a free agent deal with a team that provides the best situation for him. Robinson says the Colts, Chargers, Texans and Rams have all reached out to talk with him about signing as a free agent after the draft.
The first round of the draft will be held Thursday night. Rounds two and three are set for Friday, while the final four rounds will be held Saturday.