The Redskins continue to add to their list of Texas converts, selecting Plano-native and linebacker Keenan Robinson. Both Robert Griffin III and Josh LeRibeus are from the same region as Robinson, which happens to be a suburb of Dallas, Texas.
That’s one way to one-up the Cowboys.
Robinson also joins Brian Orakpo as former Texas Longhorns in the Redskins linebacker corps. Robinson was one of the top available players left on the board with the 119th pick, and brings the reputation as a vicious tackler. He was a full-time starter for the last three years at Texas, and was a Butkus Award semifinalist last season.
For those of you concerned with too many Texans in Washington, just know that he was actually born in Omaha, Neb. According to his Texas bio, he was a three-time member of the school’s Honor Roll, and earned academic all-district honors as a high schooler. He also enjoys video games and cooking.
He may be a mid-round pick, but he’s a smart kid with great character. Oh, and he hits really hard: