USC cornerback Nickell Robey declares for the NFL Draft
USC’s Nickell Robey has declared for the NFL Draft, despite some predictions that he would remain with the Trojans for another year. He unofficially announced his intention to enter the draft on Facebook nearly two weeks ago, but missed a critical tackle that led to a touchdown in the Sun Bowl, which contributed to USC’s loss to Georgia Tech. After that, Robey appeared to be wavering in his decision to enter the draft.
Robey made his intentions clear on Sunday night, confirming to the Los Angeles Times that he had already informed USC coach Lane Kiffin of his decision.
“He respected my decision,” Robey said. “It’s a business decision, like any other important decision I’ve made my whole life. It’s the best thing for my family and for me.”
Robey is USC’s top corner and has started for the past three years. Officially listed as 5-foot-8, Robey’s size will likely make him a mid-round pick. He was given a “day three” projection from the NFL Advisory Committee.