This year, Notre Dame’s Football team will be one of the youngest that Brian Kelly has ever had at Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are making slight adjustments on Offense and Defense. The Defense will likely operate with three Cornerbacks most of the time. Here are Notre Dame’s players ranked 1-22, continuing with #18:
18. Corey Robinson – Sophomore – Wide Receiver
The impact that Robinson made in his first season is not reflected in his statistics. Robinson caught 9 passes for 157 yards and 1 touchdown. His biggest game was against Michigan State. He grabbed 3 passes for 54 yards. But, his size caused Michigan State Cornerbacks to commit several pass interference penalties. He scored his first touchdown against Air Force on a 35-yard pass from Tommy Rees.
Robinson took a leap forward in the spring. Kelly praised him for his coach-ability. In the Spring Game, he snagged 3 passes for 59 yards including a long of 37.
Currently, Robinson is slated to start at the Wide Receiver position on the opposite side of DaVaris Daniels. His size gives him the ability to beat man-to-man coverage in almost every situation. He needs to develop this into a red zone threat that Notre Dame can use.
Robinson compares favorably to former Notre Dame Wide Receivers Maurice Stovall and Duvall Kamara. Stovall had an excellent Senior season with 1149 receiving yards. Does Robinson have the small type of athleticism and speed that Stovall had?