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Draft Scout *Nickell Robey News
04/30/13 - Bills agree to terms with 16 undrafteds...CB Nickell Robey - 5’11” 1 - USC...Robey posted seven career interceptions for USC in his college career, returning three of them for touchdowns. He also had 24 career pass breakups in three seasons. “Extremely quick, great short agility and balance, tough and competitive,” said Forsyth. “He’ll fly to the ball, good hands and ball skills. Just not the biggest guy. He’s got a chance because of his desire and quickness. He was productive in the PAC-12.” - Chris Brown, BuffaloBills.com
04/29/13 - 2013 NFL DRAFT: TOP 10 UNDRAFTED UNDERCLASSMEN: 3. CB Nickell Robey, USC (5-7, 169, 4.53)...Robey started every game the past three seasons for the Trojans with steady production, finishing his college career with seven interceptions. He has only average speed, but the reason why he went undrafted is something out of his control: his height. If only a few inches taller, Robey would have been an early-round pick. But at just 5-7¼", NFL teams weren't willing to take the chance. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
04/08/13 - 2013 USC Pro Day: Nickell Robey, CB (5-7 5/8, 172) - Robey ran the 40 in 4.35 and 4.44 seconds. He had a 40 1/2-inch vertical jump and a 10-foot-4 broad jump. His short shuttle time was 4.42 seconds. He didn’t do the three-cone drill at USC’s pro day (he did have an official time of 6.74 seconds at the combine). Robey had 11 lifts of 225 pounds on the bench press. - Gil Brandt, NFL.com
03/29/13 - 2013 USC Pro Day: Reserve safety Drew McAllister also helped his cause with a strong effort during positional drills, showing similar ball skills as his more well-known former teammate. This wasn't the case for cornerback Nickell Robey, however, who dropped several potential "interceptions" in drills. Robey wowed scouts with a 40.5-inch vertical jump Wednesday morning but he didn't use his explosiveness when it mattered most, often leaping as the ball arrived only to catch the ball at chest-level or lower. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com
02/20/13 - 2013 NFL Combine, Tale of the tape: Every one of the 10 underclassmen cornerbacks invited to the combine will have to prove that they are as tall as listed by their respective universities. Measuring in even half an inch shorter than expected can result in a player's stock plummeting, especially considering that only one cornerback was drafted a year ago who measured shorter than 5-10. That player was former Georgia star Brandon Boykin, who came in at 5-9 1/2 and slid to the fourth round after being listed at 5-10 by the Bulldogs.
As such, Southern Cal junior Nickell Roby is fighting history. While much more aggressive than his listed size (5-8, 165) might indicate, the simple reality is that many teams simply will not consider a cornerback of his size in today's NFL... If he were to measure in bigger than expected, however, Roby could see his chances at hearing his name called "grow" significantly. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com