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Return Specialist

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  1. Nors

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    Second in nation in Kick Returns and also a skilled punt returner.


    Kevin Robinson, WR, Utah State
    Name: Kevin Robinson
    College: Utah State Number: 6
    Height: 6-0 Weight: 190
    Position: WR Pos2: CB/KR
    Class/Draft Year: Sr/2008
    40 Time: 4.53 40 Low: 4.48 40 High: 4.58
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    Rated number 53 out of 325 WR's 418 / 2376 TOTAL

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    Draft Scout Snapshot: 12 GP; 9 GS; Rush: 6-35-5.8-0; Rec: 36-582-16.2-5; PR 14-74-5.3-0 KR 31-641-20.7-0 in '06. 11 GP; 11 GS; Rush: 13-91-7-1; Rec: 43-661-15.4-8; PR 27-270-10-1 KR 23-948-41.2-0 in '05. 11 GP; 11 GS; Rec: 44-602-13.7-3; PR 17-382-22.5-2 KR 13-326-25.1-1; One of the nation's best freshmen, earning a number of national accolades in '04.

    2006 Season

    Started nine games on the season, recording 36 receptions for 582 yards and five touchdowns, leading the team in each category... Had the game winning 30-yard touchdown reception in USU's lone win of the season, a 13-12 victory over Fresno State... Had a long reception of 60 yards at Louisiana Tech... His 577 offensive snaps were the most of any non-lineman on offense... Produced two 100-yard receiving games with a career-best 141 at Louisiana Tech and 101 in the season finale against New Mexico State... Came on strong in the last half of the season averaging 4.0 receptions for 73.7 yards in the final seven games after averaging 1.6 catches for 13.2 yards in the first five games... Had two touchdown catches against Louisiana Tech... Produced a team-best 12 explosives (plays of 20+ yards)... Rushed six times for 35 yards... Returned 14 punts for a 5.3 average with a long of 19, and 31 kickoffs for a 20.7 average with a long of 41.



    2005 Season

    Ranked as the nation's fourth best return man by The Sporting News heading into the fall... Was WAC Special Teams Player of the Week for his efforts against San Jose State... Returned six punts for 105 yards, including an 87-yard touchdown in that game... Was second in the WAC to teammate Tony Pennyman in all-purpose yardage with 138.18 per game... Also ranked third in the league with a 10.00 punt return average... His all-purpose average ranked 26th in the NCAA, while he was 35th in punt return average... Pulled in 43 receptions for 661 yards to rank second on the team in both categories... Led USU with eighth touchdown catches... Had two 100-yard receiving games on the year with 131 yards on nine catches against Louisiana Tech and 116 yards on seven receptions against Nevada... Had 99 yards vs. Fresno State and 91 more against San Jose State.



    2004 Season

    Team honors included offensive MVP and special teams MVP… One of the nation's best freshmen, earning a number of national accolades… Finished the year second in the NCAA in punt return average (22.5) and would have ranked 20th in kickoff return average, but was one return shy of the national minimum… Returned two punts and one kickoff for touchdowns on the season… His punt returns for scores came against Troy (91 yards) and North Texas (71 yards)… Went 94 yards for a touchdown on a kickoff return against UL-Monroe… Became the first freshman to lead USU in receiving with 44 catches for 602 yards and three touchdowns… Was the fourth-leading freshman receiver in the country in receptions per game (4.0)… Started the season opener against Alabama as he and Chris Forbes became the second and third true freshmen to start a season opener since 1993… In his debut he pulled in five passes for 58 yards and a 35-yard touchdown… Came back the next two games with five receptions for 106 yards and another score against Idaho and seven catches for 70 yards against Utah… Matched the seven receptions against Middle Tennessee later in the year… Had a season-best 116 yard game on five catches against Arkansas State. Freshman All-America Kickoff Return Specialist (FWAA) (2004) • Second Team Freshman All-America Return Specialist (The Sporting News) (2004) • Third Team Freshman All-America Wide Receiver (The Sporting News) (2004) • First Team all-Sun Belt Conference Return Specialist (2004) • Second Team all-Sun Belt Conference All-Purpose (2004).



    High School

    Two-time first-team all-league selection as a defensive back... Earned all-valley honors as a senior as well... Was an honorable mention all-league pick as a sophomore... Recorded four interceptions as a senior... As a wide receiver he had 69 catches for 1,214 yards and 14 touchdowns... Also competed in basketball and track and reached the state finals in the triple jump.



    Personal

    Born Dec. 19, 1984 in Fresno, Calif... Son of Bruce and Marci Robinson... Has one brother and one sister... His brother John Rushing played football at Washington State and is the cornerbacks coach at Utah State... Majoring in interdisciplinary studies... Likes to play video games.



    Draft Scout Player News
    11/05/07 - WR Kevin Robinson had 259 all-purpose yards against Fresno State to become the school's career leader with 6,058 all-purpose yards, breaking the mark of 5,872 set by Emmet White from 1998-2001. Robinson had 87 yards receiving (including a 44-yard touchdown catch), seven yards rushing, 19 on punt returns and 146 on kickoff returns against the Bulldogs.

    10/26/07 - WR Kevin Robinson needs 253 all-purpose yards to break the school's career record of 5,872 yards held by Emmett White (1998-2001). He leads the nation in all-purpose yards (208.3 per game) and ranks second in punt returns (21.4-yard average).

    10/26/07 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: WR Kevin Robinson - In last season's game at Louisiana Tech, he had six receptions for a career-best 141 yards and two touchdowns (17 and 15 yards). He is one of only two players in the nation this season with three returns for touchdowns (one punt and two kickoffs), joining Leodis McKelvin of Troy.

    10/26/07 - Senior WR Kevin Robinson lined up at quarterback twice in the game against Nevada and had two runs for 12 yards.

    10/18/07 - GAME BALL GOES TO: WR Kevin Robinson - The senior leads the WAC and ranks second in the nation with 212.5 all-purpose yards per game, trailing only Jeremy Maclin of Missouri at 214.0 yards per game. He has two kickoff returns for touchdowns and a team-high five touchdown receptions.
  2. Nors

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    I endorse this Wide Receiver

    Signed,
    Devin Hester
  3. locked&loaded

    locked&loaded its redskin season

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  4. Nors

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    he produces - slow does not deflect QUICK, and I await his 40 times.....

    Two different animals....
  5. locked&loaded

    locked&loaded its redskin season

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    I know it is hard to base off of 40 yard time how fast someone is. Quickness is nice, for rb. For getting past those few people making a move, but after that move can you burn it out to the endzone?
  6. Nors

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    Looks like the kid has at least 7-9 career punt or kick returns for touchdowns. and a slew of passes caught for TD's.

    He knows the end zone.
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    Clifton Smith, RB, Fresno State

    Name: Clifton Smith
    College: Fresno State Number: 2
    Height: 5-08 Weight: 192
    Position: RB Pos2: KR
    Class/Draft Year: rSr/2008
    40 Time: 4.63 40 Low: 4.56 40 High: 4.68
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    Rated number 60 out of 178 RB's / 2503 TOTAL

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    Draft Scout Snapshot: 10 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 1-4-4-0; PR 19-139-7.3-0 KR 1-17-17-0 in '06. 2 GP; 0 GS; Rush: 1-1-1-0; Rec: 1-16-16-0; PR: 3-189-63-2; Suffered a season-ending injury against Oregon in '05. 10 GP; 0 GS; PR: 3-137-45.7-1; Played in 10 games, all as a reserve in '04. Sat out to fulfill NCAA eligibility requirements in '03.

    2006 Season

    Played in 10 games, primarily as a return specialist ... battled through a knee injury suffered in the 2005 season.



    2005 Season

    Suffered a season-ending injury against Oregon, but not before establishing himself as a game breaker ... set an NCAA record against Weber State with three punt returns for 189 yards and two touchdowns, including a thrilling 92-yard return.



    2004 Season

    Played in 10 games, all as a reserve ... came on late in the year and displayed his explosive talents ... on his first punt return as a Bulldog, he returned it 67 yards for a TD against Rice ... in his second punt return, he went 62 yards before being tripped up at the 10-yard line ... his interception came against Hawaii near the end of the Bulldogs' 70-14 triumph.



    2003 Season

    Sat out to fulfill NCAA eligibility requirements.



    High School

    One of the top athletes in Fresno his senior year in 2002... led Edison High to the Valley title, earning league MVP honors ... was a big-time playmaker on both sides of the ball and on special teams ... rushed for 1,378 yards and 27 touchdowns ... had more than 300 receiving yards and two touchdown catches ... scored 19 touchdowns on offense ... rated as the nation's 34th-best high school athlete prospect by Rivals.com ... had 80 tackles, eight interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns, and three sacks on defense ... selected all-state and named to the Fresno Bee's All-Star Defensive Team twice ... recruited by USC, Arizona State and Oregon State.



    Personal

    Born July 4, 1985 ... parents' names are Roxanne Wright and Clifton Smith, Sr. ... has one brother, Brandon Breazell, and two sisters, Nichole and Brianna Smith ... brother Brandon Breazell plays football at UCLA ... enjoys playing video games, sleeping and buying shoes ... lists his favorite athlete as Deion Sanders.



    Draft Scout Player News
    11/24/07 - PLAYERS TO WATCH: PR/RB Clifton Smith's career punt return average of 17.2 is the best among all active players in the nation. He has two return touchdowns this season.

    10/29/07 - WAC Week 9 Top Performer: Clifton Smith, Sr., PR, Fresno State - returned four punts for 95 yards including one for a 65-yard touchdown versus Boise State. He set a new career school-record for punt return touchdowns with five.

    10/28/07 - LOOKING GOOD: Fresno State's special teams continue to shine. PR Clifton Smith had a 65-yard punt return for a touchdown and KR A.J. Jefferson, the nation's leader in return average, had 166 return yards on six kickoffs.

    10/28/07 - GAME BALL GOES TO: PR Clifton Smith had 219 all-purpose yards, including a 65-yard punt return touchdown in the first quarter to give Fresno State a 14-7 first-quarter lead - its only lead of the game. Smith also had a 36-yard run in the first quarter, which set up the Bulldogs' first touchdown.

    10/09/07 - LOOKING GOOD: Clifton Smith had two rushes for 20 yards and a touchdown, five receptions for 74 yards and a 67-yard punt return for

    Had an unbelievable run today!
  8. dallasfan

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    Back in 05' I actually wanted Dallas to draft Hester in rd 3 (he went mid 2 I believe), but I don't really want to draft a return specialist. Most return specialist either play RB, WR or CB. Assuming we keep 3 RBs, 6 WRs and 5 CBs we'll have trouble fitting one on the roster

    RB: Marion Barber
    Rookie-could go for a guy who can return kicks like Felix Jones, but he wouldn't be a specialist
    posible return specialist/Tyson Thompson-I can see drafting a guy here who only returns kicks

    WR: TO
    Rookie/free agent/trade/Terry Glenn-I really would rather traded for a veteran here (would love it if we could pry Laverneous Coles from the Jets)
    Patrick Crayton
    Sam Hurd
    Miles Austin-not a big fan of his, but he's only been playing 2 years, can't see him getting cut
    Isiah Stanback-knew he was a project so can't see cutting him.

    CB: Newman
    Henry
    Rookie
    Rookie/Reeves
    Ball

    we could fit one in at CB, but imo we need cover guys so I wouldn't target a specialist, although if you can return kicks/punts it would be a bonus.
  9. Natedawg44

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    I don't know sounds a whole lot like Zuriel Smith
  10. Nors

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    We need to mine a specialist late day 2 to UDFA that can return - especially punts. Crayton is below average
  11. ThreeSportStar80

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    Crayton is horrible...
  12. Nors

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    I was trying to be kind in my dis on Claytons Return skills. I stand corrected:)
  13. Bizwah

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    Leodis McKelvin of Troy is a CB/PR. He's a top-flight returner that's really impressed scouts with his coverage skills.

    He's touted as a 1st-3rd rounder. We could kill two birds with one stone.

    He's 5-11 190.....

    Plus the last pick we got from Troy was pretty good.

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