Road to the draft: Wan’Dale Robinson ignores the numbers

LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) — After being traded from Nebraska to Kentucky, former UK wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson hosted one of the greatest singles receiving seasons in program history.

The Frankfurt native racked up a program-high 104 receptions to go with 1,334 yards and seven touchdowns. New quarterback Will Levis relied heavily on Robinson in the lunge position, and it showed with his second-team All-SEC honor which he won.

Robinson opted to skip his senior season and head to the NFL Draft, which begins Thursday with the first round, Friday with rounds two and three and Saturday with rounds four through seven.

The 5’8″ weighed in at 178 pounds, his height and weight being a concern for some, but making up for that with a solid 4.44 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

Robinson credits his runaway success to playing on offense for Liam Coen, Kentucky‘s offensive coordinator last year who led a pro-style offense before leaving to coach the Los Angeles Rams as offensive coordinator .

“If you’re one of those people who dreams of going to the Combine, you’re going to go there and every time you sit down in those interviews and things like that, you want to be able to understand what the coaches are talking about and obviously this year has helped me a lot,” Robinson said. “Pretty much every meeting I’ve been in, I’ve been able to figure out what’s going on because I’ve been in this pro-style scheme before.”

NFL.com predicts the former Wildcat will be selected in Rounds 4-5 of this weekend’s NFL Draft, while other fictional drafts have listed him as a potential Day 2 selection (Rounds 2 -3) Friday.

Robinson capped his Kentucky career in style with an iconic performance in the Citrus Bowl victory on New Years Day, catching 10 balls for 170 yards and setting up the game-winning touchdown with a long hold on the sideline.

The former four-star recruit won the Mr. Football award fresh out of Western Hills High School in Frankfort and wanted to finish his college career at the University of Kentucky to be closer to home.

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