The Saints are continuing to look for help in the defensive backfield with that search now bringing in Josh Robinson. The 27 year old Robinson was a 3rd round pick for the Minnesota Vikings in the 2012 NFL Draft.
A University of Central Florida product, he earned All-American honors as a freshman in 2009. He was also a track and field star, and his measureables coming into the NFL attracted a lot of teams.
Saints are signing free-agent CB Josh Robinson, per source.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) October 4, 2018
Before the 2012 draft, Robinson ran the 40 yard dash in 4.33 seconds while completing the 3-cone drill in 6.55 seconds. Both of these numbers ranked in the 95th percentile.
Robinson has started 21 of 74 games, tallying 15 pass deflections, 5 interceptions and 172 total tackles. Almost all of those numbers came in his first three years in the league with the Vikings. In 2012, the Vikings also saw him return three kickoffs for 61 yards.
With Patrick Robinson now on injured reserve, and the duo of P.J. Williams and Ken Crawley playing inconsistently to start the season, the Saints have worked out several veteran cornerbacks in recent weeks. In addition to Robinson, the Saints also worked out cornerbacks De’Vante Busby and Byron Maxwell this week.
Several injuries derailed Robinson’s career early on, including a torn pectoral muscle during the Vikings June mini camp in 2015 as well as fractured sternum in 2013. Throughout his career he has suffered with multiple hamstring injuries. In 2017 he was a special teams captain for the Buccaneers.