Robinson To Saints Another Plus in Beginning Of Fisher Era For FSU

Chris WhitmoreCorrespondent IApril 23, 2010

JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 01:  Cornerback Patrick Robinson #21 of the Florida State Seminoles drops back into coverage against the West Virginia Mountaineers during the Konica Minolta Gator Bowl on January 1, 2010 at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida. Florida State defeated West Virginia 33-21 in Bobby Bowden's last game as a head coach for the Seminoles.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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When it appeared the two year drought of FSU not having a player go in the first round of the NFL draft would turn into three years, Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees walked onto the stage to make the 32nd and final pick of the first round for the New Orleans Saints.  

Patrick Robinson went to the New Orleans Saints to end the first round of the 2010 NFL Draft.  The drought is over. 

Under Jimbo Fisher's first draft as the coach of Florida State, he got to see the draft drought end.  

Even though Robinson played on the opposite side of the ball while Fisher coached the FSU offense from 2007-2009, it still goes a long way in recruiting to show that even having the type of defense FSU had in 2009, they could still produce talent that goes first round.

Stats wise, Robinson hasn't had the season he had his sophomore year in 2007 when he had six interceptions, including a streak of having an interception in five straight games.

In 2008 and 2009, opposing quarterbacks stopped throwing to Robinson's side of the feild, limiting his opportunities to make big plays.  

But in his final game, he made the memorable play by chasing down WVU running back Noel Devine and tackling him before he could make it to the end zone.  

With registering a top 10 recruiting class and a first round draft pick in his first two big events as the new FSU coach, Jimbo Fisher is already putting his mark on the program that fell into mediocrity in the 2000s, and he is showing that he will do everything in his ability and power to bring FSU back to the elite status it had in the 90s.