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2018 NFL Draft Profile: Korey Robertson, Wide Receiver, Southern Miss

The Golden Eagles big play receiver could be a great pickup in the later rounds.

NCAA Football: Southern Mississippi at Rice John Glaser-USA TODAY Sports

Korey Robertson

College: Southern Miss

Position: Wide Receiver

Height/Weight: 6’4”, 212 pounds

Combine Measurements/Stats: 32 7/8” wingspan, 9 1/8” hand size, 4.56-second 40-yard dash, 13 bench press reps, 34-inch vertical jump, 123-inch broad jump.

College Stats: 127 catches, 1743 receiving yards, 13.7 yards per catch, 18 touchdowns.

A product of Greenwood, Mississippi, Robertson enjoyed a breakout junior season in 2017 with 76 catches for 1106 yards and 12 touchdowns. That was enough for Robertson to decide he was ready to go pro early. In that campaign, Robertson had eight games with at least six catches, including five with over 100 yards receiving and four with multiple touchdown catches. Robertson was second in Conference USA in catches in 2017 and first in receiving yards and receiving touchdowns. It was a fun year to watch, but is he ready for the next step?

Pros:

He definitely has NFL size. That big frame served very well in college, which is why we saw him not just hang with, but play some of his best football against P5 competition. He doesn't go down easy. Plus, his arms are long enough and he’s strong enough to win those jump ball battles in the red zone.

Cons:

Scouts aren’t too high on his speed, which is kind of a big piece for a wideout. Since it doesn't look like he’ll be leaving too many corners in the dust, he’ll have to outmuscle them. While he won some battles on size alone in college, the more physical corners in the NFL should be able to contend with him.

Who’s going to take him and where?

There are a few G5 guys this year making the jump early who I honestly don’t think are ready for the NFL just yet. While I do think Robertson would have benefitted from another year at school, I do believe that he has the physical tools to play pro ball right now. Arizona has expressed interest, and I see how that could work. So I’m predicting the Cards pick up Robertson in round five or six of the draft.