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Giants draft Kentucky WR Wan'Dale Robinson in Round 2

WANDALE-ROBINSON

With the 43rd pick in the 2022 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected Kentucky wide receiver Wan'Dale Robinson. Here is everything you need to know about the second-round draft choice:

OVERVIEW

  • Height: 5-8
  • Weight: 178 lbs.
  • 40-yard dash: 4.44 sec.
  • 2021: 2nd-Team All-SEC
  • 2021: Ranked 3rd in the FBS with school-record 104 receptions
  • 2020 (Nebraska): Honorable Mention All-Big Ten
  • 2019 (Nebraska): Paul Hornung Award Finalist (nation's most versatile player)

NFL.COM SCOUTING REPORT

  • Plays with ideal toughness and competitiveness.
  • Gadget-guy talent for creative play-callers.
  • Juice to consistently uncover on option routes.
  • Leverages the coverage on downfield breaks.
  • Talented with the ball, possessing excellent vision.
  • Has feet to slip out of traffic untouched.
  • Adequate acceleration to gain early vertical separation.
  • Eludes route traffic and tracks throws effectively.
  • Quick with his change of direction.

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2021

Second-Team All-American (PFF)

First-Team All-SEC (Phil Steele, PFF)

Second-Team All-SEC (AP, Coaches)

USA Today All-Bowl Team

Vrbo Citrus Bowl MVP

Lexington-Herald Sports Figure of the Year

Paul Hornung Award Watch List (nation's most versatile player)

Biletnikoff Award Watch List (nation's top receiver)

Returned to his home state after playing two seasons at Nebraska

Career totals included 141 carries for 691 rushing yards, 185 receptions for 2,248 receiving yards and 3,190 all-purpose yards

Ranked fourth nationally and second in the SEC in receptions per game (8.0)

Ranked 11th nationally and second in the SEC in total receiving yards (1,334)

Ranked 12th nationally and second in the SEC in receiving yards per game (102.6)

Ranked 10th in the SEC in receiving TDs (7)

Ranked sixth in the SEC in all-purpose yards per game (112.69)

Played in 31 career games with 25 starting assignments

Totaled 1,334 receiving yards, a new single-season UK record

Totaled a school-record 104 catches this season

Became the sixth player in SEC history to catch at least 100 passes in a season (also Mississippi State's Makai Polk)

Had six 100-yard games, second on UK's single-season list

Although he played only one season at UK, ranks 17th in school history in receiving yardage

One of only two players in school history (Randall Cobb) to have multiple games of at least 12 receptions

Started in all 13 games at UK in 2021 and led the team in receptions (104), receiving yards (1,334) and receiving TDs (7)

Caught at least four passes in 13 straight games

Caught 10 passes for 170 yards vs. Iowa in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl, both of which are UK bowl records

Caught eight passes for a career-best 181 yards in the win over New Mexico State ... 181 yards is the fourth-highest single-game total in school history and most since Craig Yeast's school-record 269 vs. Vanderbilt in 1998 ... Caught a career-long 79-yard pass in the second quarter

Had nine-plus catches in three straight games (Georgia, Miss. State, Tennessee), the first UK player to do that since since Anthony White in 1998

Set career highs vs. Tennessee with 13 receptions for 166 yards, including a touchdown ... 13 catches ties for second-most in a game in UK history, most since Lynn Bowden Jr. at Missouri in 2018

Caught a team-high 12 passes for 39 yards at No. 1 Georgia, including a one-yard touchdown catch ... His 12 receptions are the most for a UK player vs. a No. 1-ranked opponent in school history

Led the receivers with eight catches for 60 yards and one touchdown in the win over LSU

Led the receivers with four catches for 65 yards and a touchdown in the win over No. 10/9 Florida ... In the first quarter, caught a wide receiver screen, and with the help of a springing block by Kavosiey Smoke, weaved his way through traffic for a 41-yard touchdown

Led the receivers with seven catches for 65 yards in the road win over South Carolina

Caught eight passes for 111 yards vs. UTC, becoming the first Wildcat to have three-straight 100-yard receiving games since Derek Abney in 2001 ... Also the first Wildcat to have three-straight 100-yard receiving games to begin a season

Caught five passes for 101 yards vs. Missouri ... Also had a career-long 64-yard run on the first possession, setting up a touchdown pass to Chris Rodriguez ... Finished with three carries for 73 rushing yards ... Became the first Wildcat to have back-to-back 100-yard receiving games since Jeff Badet in 2016 ... Also first Wildcat to have 100-yard receiving games in the first two games of a season since Craig Yeast in 1998

First Cat with a 100-yard receiving game in an SEC opener since Garrett Johnson at Florida in 2014

Had five receptions for a career-high 125 yards and tied his career high for touchdowns with two (also at Illinois in 2019) in the season opener vs. ULM ... Marked the most receiving yards for any Wildcat in his first game at UK

2020 (NEBRASKA)

Started in all eight games played

Led the Huskers with 51 catches and 461 receiving yards despite playing only eight games and splitting duties at running back

Led Nebraska with 696 all-purpose yards

Fourth on the team with 240 rushing yards

Named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List for the nation's most versatile athlete

Earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors from the conference coaches

Ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 23rd nationally with 6.4 receptions per game, the fourth-highest average in the country for an underclassman

Led the Huskers with 51 catches and 461 receiving yards despite playing only eight games and splitting duties at running back

Led Nebraska with 696 all-purpose yards

Fourth on the team with 240 rushing yards

Named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List for the nation's most versatile athlete

Earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors from the conference coaches

Ranked fourth in the Big Ten and 23rd nationally with 6.4 receptions per game, the fourth-highest average in the country for an underclassman

2019 (NEBRASKA)

Key member of the Husker offense, playing in 10 games and earning three starting assignments at receiver and one at running back

Named a second-team freshman All-American, an honorable-mention All-Big Ten selection, and was a two-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week

One of four national finalists for the Paul Hornung Award, given to the nation's most versatile player

Caught 40 passes for 443 yards and two touchdowns while rushing for 340 yards and three scores ... 40 catches and 443 receiving yards were the most by any true freshman in Nebraska history

Ranked second on the team in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, while ranking third in carries, rushing yards and rushing touchdowns

Totaled 1,029 all-purpose yards as a true freshman, which ranked second on the team and was the third-highest total ever by a Husker true freshman

Ranked fourth nationally among all FBS freshmen in all-purpose yards per game in 2019 with the second-highest total among Power Five freshmen

One of only two FBS players to total 400 receiving yards, 300 rushing yards and 200 kickoff return yards in 2019

HIGH SCHOOL

State's consensus top player as a senior at Western Hills High School in Frankfort, Kentucky

Totaled career 8,582 yards from scrimmage with 118 offensive touchdowns

Gained 6,795 yards, averaging more than 11 yards per carry while scoring 97 rushing touchdowns

Caught 102 passes in his career for 1,787 yards and 21 touchdowns

Totaled 781 career points, which ranks No. 2 all-time in Kentucky history

Won the Paul Hornung Award, as the state's player of the year

Kentucky's Mr. Football

Gatorade Kentucky Player of the Year

One of five finalists for the 2019 All-American Bowl Player-of-the-Year award, which is presented annually to the nation's most outstanding high school senior

A consensus four-star recruit coming out of high school, ranked as the nation's No. 2 all-purpose back and was the top player in Kentucky by 247Sports

Played for head coach Don Miller

PERSONAL

Born in Frankfort, Kentucky

Son of Victoria Davis and Dale Robinson

Dad, Dale, played football at Western Kentucky

Has one younger sister, Eliza

Major is communication

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