The Vikings have used their 3rd round pick (66th overall) to select UCF cornerback Joshua Robinson. Robinson is an athletic freak and his 4.33 40-time makes him the fastest player in this year’s combine. He adds depth to a weakness at defensive back, a position the Vikings have addressed with 2 of their first 3 picks. He also may help on special teams as a speedy kick and punt returner. Robinson received a 2nd round grade by most media sites and could be thought of as a steal in the 3rd round for Minnesota as they continue their efficient drafting. His combine numbers also include a vertical jump of 38.5″, broad jump of 11’01”, shuttle of 3.97 seconds and a 6.55 second cone drill. I’ll break down some of Robinson’s strengths and weaknesses:

Strengths:

Extremely fast

Good tackling and zone coverage

Low backpedal and fluid hip turns for change of direction

Weaknesses:

Only average height (5’10”)

Not the best at bump and run coverage

Needs to do better job making interceptions as opposed to just deflections

And of course don’t forget his speed direct from the scouting combine

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