LEXINGTON, Ky. (FOX 56) – After transferring from Nebraska to Kentucky, former UK wide receiver Wan’Dale Robinson put together one of the greatest single receiving seasons in program history.
The Frankfort-native racked up 104 receptions, a program record, to go along with 1,334 yards and seven touchdowns. New quarterback Will Levis relied on Robinson heavily in the slot position, and it showed with his second-team All-SEC honor he garnered.
Robinson elected to pass on his senior season and head to the NFL Draft, which begins on Thursday with round one, Friday with rounds two and three and Saturday with rounds four through seven.
The 5’8″ weighed in at 178 pounds, with both his height and weight concerning to some but making up for it with a solid 4.44 time in the 40 yard dash at the NFL Combine.
Robinson credits his breakout success to playing in Liam Coen’s offense, Kentucky’s offensive coordinator last year who ran a pro-style offense before leaving to coach the Los Angeles Rams as their offensive coordinator.
“If you’re one of those people that dreams about going to the Combine, you’re going to go and whenever you sit in those interviews and things like that you want to be able to understand what coaches are talking about and obviously this year helped me in a big way,” Robinson said. “Just about every meeting I was in I was able to understand what was going on because I’ve been in that pro style scheme before.”
NFL.com has the former Wildcat projected to be selected in Rounds 4-5 in this weekend’s NFL Draft, while other mock drafts listed him as a potential Day 2 selection (Rounds 2-3) on Friday.
Robinson capped off his Kentucky career in style with a signature performance in the Citrus Bowl win on New Year’s Day, catching 10 balls for 170 yards and setting up the game-winning touchdown with a long catch down the sideline.
The former four-star recruit won the Mr. Football award coming 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.