Kenny Robinson Deserves Another Chance

In yesterday’s Player’s Tribune, former West Virginia Mountaineer Kenny Robinson admitted that he cheated.  Like many college students, he took the easy way out and cheated on his online classes.

If an honest poll was taken, it’s likely that nearly 90% or more students cheat in some fashion or another.  Unfortunately, Robinson got caught.  Although West Virginia was right to kick him out of school after their investigation, it’s not as if Robinson committed a crime that should end his chances of playing football professionally.

Thankfully, it appears that Robinson will in fact get another chance when tonight’s NFL Draft takes place.  According to The Draft Network’s Jordan Reid, Robinson has drawn interest from several NFL teams, holding virtual interviews with the Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bears, Minnesota Vikings, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Miami Dolphins, “among others,” per Reid.  Robinson has been predicted by experts to go anywhere from the late first round until the 5th round.

In an article on, Zack Kelberman critiqued Robinson, saying, At 6-foot-1, 210 pounds, Robinson boasts the height-weight combination to succeed at the next level. He’s an athletic, ball-hawking safety who can double as a cornerback and displays a willingness to hit opposing runners and pass-catchers. Because no player is perfect, he must sharpen his instincts and improve the angles he takes in coverage, but Robinson is a ready-made contributor for a defensive-needy team.”

Although Robinson has made mistakes and didn’t leave West Virginia under ideal circumstances, he has proven that he’s a very talented athlete and has been successful during his stint in Morgantown and in the XFL.  Robinson will always be a Mountaineer and hopefully we hear his name called in the next couple of days in the 2020 NFL Draft.