Denver Broncos: Undrafted rookie spotlight on LB Curtis Robinson
The Denver Broncos signed 11 players as undrafted free agents following the draft.
I will be placing a spotlight on each of these players in the coming weeks in order to tell their stories as they look to take the long road to continue their playing careers. Also discussed will be the chances each player has of making the team’s final roster.
The Broncos have a rich history of undrafted free agents making the team and last year, Essang Bassey continued that trend. However, some of the best players in team history, including Rod Smith and Chris Harris, were undrafted.
First up in the spotlight is going to be Stanford linebacker Curtis Robinson.
Robinson was a five-star recruit coming out of Mater Dei High School in Santa Ana, California.. His goal as a youngster was to attend Stanford, which he achieved.
He was a two-year starter for the Cardinal and he displayed true athleticism and was a team captain during his time there. He shows good length and good enough speed but lacks the physicality to play the linebacker position at the next level.
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He showed off a 38-inch vertical at his pro day and did play some special teams in college, which is how he would have to initially make a pro roster.
In 24 games at Stanford, Robinson had 127 total tackles, four sacks and one interception.
Robinson is listed as an inside linebacker on the team’s depth chart and in front of him are the likes of Alexander Johnson, Josey Jewell, Austin Calitro, third-round pick Baron Browning, Justin Strnad and Josh Watson.
Chances of making the final roster (1-10 scale): 3
The Broncos have a lot of young, untapped potential on the roster at the position and Robinson would have to be stellar on special teams to have any chance of leaping up high enough on the depth chart to make the team.
Instead, his best bet is to make a good enough impression to make the practice squad.