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New Orleans Saints: Dean Mullen’s 2017 Mock Draft 1.0

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Jan 25, 2017; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad wide receiver Chad Williams of Grambling State (84) catches a pass against cornerback Ezra Robinson of Tennessee St. (31) during Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports
Jan 25, 2017; Mobile, AL, USA; South squad wide receiver Chad Williams of Grambling State (84) catches a pass against cornerback Ezra Robinson of Tennessee St. (31) during Senior Bowl practice at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Glenn Andrews-USA TODAY Sports /

Now is the time for really sharpening the pencils and zooming in on some hidden talent. The 6th and 7th and rounds have provided some great NFL talent. Nevertheless, this is the time that separates the talented eye vs. the blind one. Cornerback Ezra Robinson will surely battle the odds to make an NFL roster. He’s ranked 27th at the cornerback position. Plenty of guys will get drafted before him. However, it doesn’t matter where you start. The only thing that matters is making the most of your opportunities.

Standing at 5-foot-11 and 185 lbs. will put a chip on his shoulder for sure. Surely, there’s stats to support the pick. Robinson had five interceptions with two going all the way for a touchdown. Robinson will have to shine in camp. In the same fashion, the NFL Combine may be another way to get his name out there.

Other players will have the brand and a huge university to push the high profile name with the logo on it. Robinson will simply have to demand notice. The only way to earn respect is to make plays when it counts. He actually received a scholarship from Michigan State at first but then decided to head to Tennessee St. to see more playing time. Time will tell.

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