April 28, 2012
UC All-Time Draft List | UC 2012 NFL Draft Central
CINCINNATI – Former University of Cincinnati tight end Adrien Robinson (Indianapolis, Ind./Warren Central) was chosen by the New York Giants with the 32nd pick in the fourth round, the 127th selection overall.
Robinson (highlights) is the fourth former UC student-athlete to go in this year’s draft, the 105th Bearcat to be drafted all-time. Defensive tackles John Hughes (Gahanna, Ohio/Lincoln) and Derek Wolfe (Lisbon, Ohio/Beaver Local) and running back Isaiah Pead (Columbus, Ohio/Eastmoor Academy) were selected on Friday night.
Wolfe went to the Denver Broncos with the fourth pick of the second round, the 36th selection overall, Pead was taken by the St. Louis Rams with the 18th selection in the second round, the 50th overall pick and Hughes was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the 24th pick of the third round, the 87th overall choice.
It is the most UC players to be drafted since a school-record six players were taken in the 2009 draft.
Robinson started 11 games at tight end in 2011, playing in all 13. He finished with 12 receptions for 183 and three touchdowns. His long catch came on a 72-yard over-the-shoulder highlight-reel grab at Miami (OH). Robinson totaled a season-high four receptions for 16 yards against Vanderbilt in the 2011 AutoZone Liberty Bowl. He finished his time at UC with 29 receptions for 434 yards and five touchdowns.
The last UC tight end to be drafted was Brent Celek, who was chosen by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of 2007 NFL Draft.