Robinson proves he belongs

JONATHAN HUNTINGTON -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 9:48 AM ET

So, what can Bradley Robinson do for an encore?

After a stunning interception in the end zone in the Eskimos last game, the defensive back has three picks in three straight games.

Leaping in the air and making a one-handed grab in one-on-one coverage against B.C.s Paris Jackson on Aug. 8 at B.C. Place in Edmonton's most recent tilt, Robinson might have made the prettiest catch by a defensive back this year in the CFL.

"I told (Robinson) that is one of the best interceptions I have seen," said Edmonton receiver Kamau Peterson. "At the same time, I need more of it from him."

A rookie, Robinson leads the team with three picks this year in just three starts.

"I actually just saw the replay (of the interception in B.C. on Sunday)," said Robinson yesterday.

"I rewinded it a few times. That was one of the hardest times I hit the ground."

A product of Middle Tennessee State, Robinson has an interesting theory when it comes to covering receivers.

"Every time I go out on the field, I say if I get the ball thrown my way at least three times I should get an interception. That is my mindset," he remarked.

Making his first CFL season even more impressive is the fact he's just five-foot-eight and has bounced around to different positions in the secondary.

With the Eskimos secondary going through quite a shuffle in practice this week, it's unclear where Robinson will line up on Thursday in his fourth start for Edmonton against Saskatchewan.


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