GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Former Gators Antonio Morrison and Demarcus Robinson had their names called Saturday much earlier than draft analysts anticipated.
Projected as late-round picks, Morrison and Robinson both went in the fourth round in back-to-back selections. The Indianapolis Colts took Morrison with the 125th overall pick, and Robinson came off the board at No. 126 to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Morrison was a unanimous second team All-SEC selection in 2015 and lead the Gators in tackles (103) for the second year in a row, becoming the first Florida player to record consecutive 100-tackle seasons since 1992-93.
Robinson led the team in catches (48) last season, but didn’t perform as well as he did during his sophomore campaign, when he had 810 receiving yards and tied the school record for receptions in a game (15).
Morrison and Robinson tested poorly at Florida’s Pro Day and they also had off-the-field issues during their UF careers. However, there’s no doubting their talent and that got them drafted higher than most expected.