NFL Draft Prospect Profile: FS/CB Trenton Robinson, Michigan St. All Green Bay Packers All the Time
Green Bay Packers draft prospect profile: FS/CB Trent Robinson, Michigan State
FS/CB Trent Robinson, Michigan State

Green Bay Packers draft prospect profile: FS/CB Trent Robinson

Player Information:

Trenton Robinson, FS/CB Michigan State
5-10, 195 pounds
Hometown: Bay City, MI

NFL Combine:

40-yard dash: 4.46
Vertical Jump: 35”
Broad Jump: 10’5”
20-yard shuttle: 4.16
3-cone drill: 7.12

News and Notes:

Short for a safety, but a big hitter. … Started career at Michigan State as a CB, but moved to S after freshman year. … Once moved to safety, he played both SS and FS, eventually sticking at FS. … First team All-Big Ten in 2011. … The Spartans went from 112th among all 120 major colleges in pass defense in 2009 to 11th in 2011 after Robinson moved to safety. … Recorded 229 tackles, 12 pass breakups and nine interceptions at Michigan St. … Played eight games as a true freshman. … Started 32 of 46 games. … Team captain in 2011. … Not afraid to stick his nose in there despite lack of size. Packs a punch. … Reputation as a very hard worker in college. … A top CB recruit coming out of high school at Bay City Central High. … No major injury history.

 What they’re saying about him: “Makes the easy interception, at times with hands away from his frame. Always find the ball quickly enough to at least a hand on it, has nice arm length and gives great effort to rip the ball from the receiver’s hands. Short stature, however, will hurt him downfield in jump ball situations against taller, stronger players.”

National Football Post: “Is coordinated and can keep his feet under him, but looks tighter when asked to turn and run. Tackles well and looks like at best a low end starter who needs to play in tighter areas to be effective in coverage.” “Hard-nosed, blue collar player with solid athleticism and good speed.”


Video Analysis:

  • May have been a big hitter in college, but delivering those hits with his small frame to NFL WRs, TEs and RBs will be much more difficult
  • He’s quick. Seems like he’d be better as a project CB instead of a S in the NFL.
  • Good instincts and very aggressive. If only he had the size to match…..
  • How about that interception at the 3:11 mark in the video? Good stuff.
  • If he doesn’t make it as a NFL CB or S, he’d be a good gunner on the punt team
  • If the Packers take him, it’ll be in the later rounds and probably as a CB.

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  • Ron LC

    Round 6 or 7. A lot of that is influenced by playing for the Spartans.

  • BubbaOne

    •May have been a big hitter in college, but delivering those hits with his small frame to NFL WRs, TEs and RBs will be much more difficult…

    I think his best position in the NFL will be IR.

    • Ron LC


    • Adam Czech

      So you wouldn’t take him before Shea McClellin?

      • BubbaOne

        Wow, I’m not sure about either. Just read McClellin had multiple concussions in college. Dr Pat and TT may red flag him or at least downgrade him.
        I was perfectly okay w/ taking him at 28, now I’m not even sure taking him at 59.

  • SchenySchen

    Still believe that if we are looking for future S prospect, Aaron Henry from UW is a better fit. Taller, faster, good coverage skills

    • I’ll go with Winston Guy as my development safety…

      • QOTSA1

        I like both Henry and Guy. Henry will probably be a bit better in coverage, but Guy looks like he could be a heavy hitter.

      • Mojo

        Lawrence and Winston. Just a bunch of guys.

  • PackersRS

    5’10”? The Packers don’t draft 5’10” guys (Cobb being the exception).