NFL DRAFT 2012: GIANTS SELECT TIGHT END ADRIEN ROBINSON, TACKLE BRANDON MOSLEY IN 4TH ROUND
"The Giants got their tight end two
days later than many had projected.
The team selected Cincinnati's Adrien Robinson with the first of their two
fourth-round picks (No. 127 overall). Four picks later, the team chose Auburn
offensive tackle Brandon Mosley with the 131st overall pick.
Robinson, who measured in at 6-4, 264 pounds, is a player who didn't have
much production in college (12 receptions last season) but he had a tremendous
spring, running in the 4.5s for his 40-yard dash. He showed plenty of
athleticism to obviously catch the eye of Giants' scouts. The team brought
him in for a pre-draft visit.
Though scouting reports present questions about his blocking, the fact tight
ends coach Mike Pope signed off on him tells you the team believes he can
improve in that department.
"The sky is the limit with that kid," a personnel evaluator for another team
said of Robinson.
Mosley (6-5, 318 pounds) is a former tight end who went to Auburn after
playing one season at Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College, where he caught as
many passes as Robinson did as a senior. (Brandon Jacobs and Devin Thomas are
two recent Giants who also went to Coffeyville.)
Mosley became a backup tackle for Auburn after gaining 30 pounds. He became a
starter at right tackle four games into the season and held the job the rest of
the 2010 season. Last season, he was a second-team All-SEC selection."