Redskins draft Texas LB Keenan Robinson
Saturday, April 28, 2012
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) -- With its second pick in the fourth Washington has selected Texas linebacker Keenan Robinson.
The Redskins are set for starting linebackers with three-time Pro Bowl pick London Fletcher, third-year man Perry Riley inside, two-time Pro Bowl pick Brian Orakpo and 2011 rookie standout Ryan Kerrigan outside in coordinator Jim Haslett's 3-4 scheme.
However, Fletcher turns 37 next month and Washington lacks depth beyond jack-of-all-trades Lorenzo Alexander.
The 6-foot-3, 240-pound Robinson, the first Texas player chosen in the draft, was a three-year starter for the Longhorns. He had 176 tackles, 24 for losses. As a freshman, the Plano, Texas, native was part of an outstanding defense that was led by All-American Orakpo, then a defensive end.