The Carolina Panthers drafted previous XFL security Kenny Robinson in the fifth round of the NFL draft Saturday, topping a one of a kind way to the NFL.
Robinson earned all-Big 12 distinctions at West Virginia in 2018, however he was excused from school as a result of a scholarly infringement. Rather than passing on the 2019 season as a major aspect of an exchange, Robinson chose to sign with the XFL.
He was the main player in the new alliance who had school qualification remaining. In five games for the St. Louis Battlehawks, Robinson caught two passes.
In a meeting not long ago, Robinson said his choice to play in the XFL quickened his NFL timetable by two years. He had would have liked to turn into a pioneer for other school players in predicament, yet XFL proprietor Vince McMahon’s choice to screen the class implies Robinson will be the main player to underwrite.
“Despite the fact that it was just five games, I’ve played on an elevated level that the other school folks haven’t,” Robinson said. “I played with individuals who were in the NFL. I was instructed by [former] NFL mentors. There’s nothing you can supplant that with. A ton of folks can’t get that. What’s more, I’ve been around veterans and gained from those individuals.
“Interestingly, I was an expert football player. I was being paid to carry out a responsibility. That was my activity. I want to be, around masters, figuring out how to be a star, that just surrenders me a leg.”
Robinson will join another noticeable XFL player in Carolina, as quarterback P.J. Walker marked with the Panthers a month ago.