INDIANAPOLIS - Newberry College's Edmond Robinson has his next opportunity to show his potential to NFL Scouts, as he participates in the annual NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium this weekend.
Robinson and the other 34 linebackers invited to this year's combine arrived in Indianapolis on Thursday and were measured and had medical examinations Friday. On Saturday, they meet with the NFL Players Association, undergo psychological testing and participate in the bench press.
The highlight portion of the combine takes place in the on-field workouts on Sunday. Beginning at 9 a.m. that day, the workouts will be televised live on the NFL Network. Drills for all participants include the 40-yard dash, vertical jump, broad jump, 3-cone drill and shuttle run.
Information on the drills and their importance to the NFL Network's Mike Mayock can be found at http://www.nfl.com/combine/workouts.
Results will be posted at www.NFL.com/combine.
Robinson, an all-South Atlantic Conference selection and East-West Shrine Game participant following his senior season, was Newberry's leading tackler on the season with 68 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss, five pass breakups, two fumble recoveries and a quarterback hurry. He had a season-best 13 tackles in the Homecoming game against Lenoir-Rhyne and 11 tackles in the season finale at North Greenville. His 52 solo stops ranked second in the conference, while his two fumble recoveries ranked him in the top five in the league.
Robinson earned first team all-SAC honors for two consecutive years and was also a DAKTRONICS first team all-Super Region Two honoree as a junior in 2013.
He is also the first Newberry College student-athlete to participate in the NFL Scouting Combine since the late Heath Benedict in 2008. Robinson is one of only two Division II players on the official invite list as announced. The other is WR Tello Luckett of Harding (Ark.) University.