Redskins select Texas OLB Keenan Robinson at 119

Redskins select Texas OLB Keenan Robinson at 119
April 28, 2012, 6:01 pm
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After going offense with their first three picks, the Redskins added an athletic presence to their 3-4 defense.After trading down in the fourth round, the Redskins drafted Texas outside linebacker Keenan Robinson with the 119th overall pick.Last season as a senior, Robinson tallied 85 tackles with one sack for the Longhorns, Alma mater of Redskins' top pass rusher Brian Orakpo. Overall Robinson started 39 games at Texas. Though he primarily played on the outside in college, early indications suggest Robinson could see time as an inside linebacker in Washington.At this year's NFL combine, the 6-3 18, 242-pounder ran a 4.79-forty and finished with 27 bench press reps at 225 pounds.The Redskins acquired the pick from the Steelers aftertrading the109th selection for Pittsburgh's fourth (119) and sixth-round picks.Pro Football Weekly ranked Robinson ninth among the incoming OLB class, emphasizing his agility and strong lateral movement plus "outstanding range and coverage instincts." Overall PFW describes the Plano, Texas native as a "finesse, run-around, lateral-playing, run-and-chase weak-side linebacker with standout coverage skills to contribute readily in nickel packages. Has eventual starter potential. Scouts have compared him to Giants WLB Michael Boley."