When the New Orleans Saints drafted cornerback Patrick Robinson in the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft, it was thought to be a solid move that could really help the team’s secondary improve right away. Unfortunately, Robinson failed to live up to expectations in his first few seasons in the league, and going into 2014, there’s no guarantee that Robinson will even have a starting job. With that said, Robinson still has talent, and if everything goes well, he could really exceed expectations this season.
To be honest, Robinson’s season isn’t off to the greatest start, as he has missed time due to injury. However, that doesn’t mean he can’t rebound and become the asset he’s expected to be. His main competition, Champ Bailey, has also missed a considerable amount of time, and with Bailey getting up there in age, Robinson holds the clear edge over him as things stand right now.
Perhaps the main reason why Robinson could be heading for a breakout season is because he will be under less pressure than ever before. No longer will Robinson be under so much pressure to perform, and with less riding on his shoulders, the better Robinson will play.
All in all, Robinson is a player who could really exceed expectations in 2014. Unlike previous years, where Robinson has been viewed as a disappointment, he will rebound and become the player he was expected to be when the Saints took him in the first round. Robinson is going to be vastly improved in 2014, and it will help the Saints’ defense out tremendously.