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Falcons activate XFL Houston Roughnecks linebacker Edmond Robinson

Robinson has all the right traits and talents to succeed as a NFL linebacker.

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XFL Houston Roughnecks linebacker Edmond Robinson has been activated by the Atlanta Falcons. (Twitter)

Edmond Robinson, former linebacker of the Houston Roughnecks was activated to the 53-man roster by the Atlanta Falcons.

Robinson has had prior NFL experience with the Minnesota Vikings, New York Jets, and Arizona Cardinals.

His NFL game experience came in 2015 and 2016 when he was a Viking. He recorded 13 total tackles.

In his XFL tenure with the Roughnecks, he put on a clinic. The Newberry college product had 14 solo tackles, two sacks, three quarterback hits, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery in five games.

Robinson also played for the Arizona Hotshots in the now-defunct Alliance of American Football.

Flying in as a Falcon

In four games, Robinson has shown his talent. He registered seven total tackles, five assists, and two solo tackles.

It is great to see a former XFL player showcasing himself in the NFL. Not to mention Robinson played Division II football while at Newberry College, it shows football talent can come from any division, anywhere.

Physical Features

Be sure to keep an eye on Edmond Robinson, at 6’2 and 245 lbs he has the frame of a lethal linebacker. He has some hidden speed and other key features that do not get enough credit too.

Robinson’s arm length of 34 inches and hand size of 10 1/4 inches landed him among the largest for linebackers at the combine. His vertical jump of 37 inches, a fast 40-yard dash time of 4.61 seconds, and a standing broad jump of 121 inches all were top-10 performances among the 34 linebackers who took part of the NFL Combine.

Robinson has all the right traits and talents to succeed as a NFL linebacker.

On Sunday, make sure to watch Edmond Robinson in Atlanta for the Falcons.

Moose Gibson has been involved with football long as he can remember, but no league does he love as much as the XFL. He is a huge fan of the Seattle Dragons, his favorite players are Brock Miller and Brandon Silvers. You can follow him on Twitter @midnightxmoose.

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