There is no doubt that S Trenton Robinson will have his name called in the 2012 NFL draft. Photo courtesy of the MSU SID.

2011 Spartan Nation Football Profile: #39 S Trenton Robinson

Expectation:  All Big Ten S, Starting S Defensive Captain

Height:   5’10”

Weight:  197#

2011 Eligibility:  Senior 

EXP:  3 letters

Status:  Starting S, All Big Ten S (pre season)

Strengths:  Against WMU there was 11:38 left in the second quarter and the Broncos had a third and eight at their own 28.  Robinson was play S across the field.  Using his great vision and field awareness, Robinson makes a great read, comes across the middle, and delivers an earth rattling devastating blow.  It was a thing of beauty and is precisely why he will be drafted in the 2012 NFL draft.  He has all of the intangibles to play at the next level.

Weakness:  Against Notre Dame in the third quarter the Irish faced a second and seven at their own 36 with 4:47 left in the quarter.  He came running up on a play to make a tackle and didn’t break down properly (good technique) and the Irish got the first down.  Robinson plays with the heart of a giant, but he doesn’t have the 6’2” or 3” 210# prototypical S body.  He has to stay on technique.  He usually does.  This is just an example of what happens when he doesn’t.

Final Analysis:  Robinson is as talented as they come.  What makes him special is that he has the talent and the heart.  He loves the game of football and is just a top flight young man.  I can’t wait to see the season he is going to have.  He is one of those rare talents that gets better every game and it shows in meaningful ways.  I expect his teammates to vote him the defensive captain.

Next up:  OG Chris “MAGNUS” McDonald