New Orleans Saints’ first-round pick Patrick Robinson adds speed to defense

By James Varney, The Times-Picayune

April 22, 2010, 11:53PM

With NFL teams making a late first-round run on the position, the New Orleans Saints picked Florida State cornerback Patrick Robinson with the 32nd and last pick of the round Thursday night.

The 5-foot-11, 190-pound Seminole defender is scorching fast – he was clocked in 4.38 for the 40-yard dash at Florida State’s pro day – and was rated on most draft boards as a first-round lock on talent, but a borderline first-round pick because of some questions about his consistency.

He was the third cornerback taken in the last six picks of the first round as the NFL moved that marquee event to prime time for the first time. With the pick, the Saints now went with cornerbacks in the first round in back-to-back drafts after choosing Malcolm Jenkins in 2009.

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