Korey Robertson Goes From Spring Practice to the NFL Combine
HATTIESURG, Miss. – At this time a year ago, the focus was on spring practice in hopes of having a breakout season.
Fast forward 12 months with that outstanding season in hand, former Southern Miss wide receiver Korey Robertson now sets his sights on continuing his football dreams at the next level.
Leaving a year early, the Greenwood, Miss., native will participate in the 2018 NFL Combine which will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind. Robertson, along with the other wide receivers, quarterbacks and tight ends, will go through a series of drills Saturday morning beginning at 8 a.m. The event can be seen on the NFL Network.
Robertson led the Golden Eagles last season in receiving with team bests of 75 catches, 1,106 yards and 12 touchdowns. His catch total ranked No. 2 on the single-season school chart, while his touchdown total tied for third and his yardage count ranked No. 5.
The combine, though, is not just a one-day set of drills on the field for Robertson for the 30 National Football League franchises get. All entrants in the combine go through many different steps that include a hospital pre-exam, orientation, interviews with teams, body measurements, more medical examinations, media availability, psychological testing and bench press over a four-day period.
A good week in Indianapolis could mean where and when the first-team All-Conference USA selection will hopefully be taken in this year’s NFL Draft which takes place in late April.
Expect that focus that propelled him to a stellar junior season this past fall to help him excel when his name is called this weekend.