BIO

DeMarcus Robinson (September 21, 1994) is an American football wide receiver for the Kansas City Chiefs of the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Florida.

College career

Robinson played his collegiate career at Florida from 2013-2015. He played minimally as a freshman in 2013 and finished the season with five receptions for 23-yards in seven games. In 2014, he had his breakout season and started 11 of 12 games. Robinson made 53 receptions for 810 receiving yards and seven touchdown receptions. He led the Gators in as a junior in 2015 with 48 receptions and also had 522 receiving yards and two touchdowns in 13 games and nine starts.

On December 21, 2015, Florida's head coach Jim McElwain announced that Robinson and teammate Kelvin Taylor would forgo their senior season and enter the 2016 NFL Draft.

Professional career

Robinson was one of 43 collegiate wide receivers to attend the NFL Scouting Combine in Indianapolis, Indiana. He performed all of the required combine drills and finished 26th among wide receivers in the 40-yard dash. On March 22, 2016, Robinson opted to attend Florida's pro day. He chose to run all of the combine drills again and put up similar numbers from the combine. Scouts and team representatives from all 32 NFL teams attended, including Pittsburgh Steelers' General Manager Kevin Colbert, to scout Robinson as he performed positional drills. During the draft process, Robinson had private meetings and workouts with multiple teams, that Included the Philadelphia Eagles, Kansas City Chiefs, Oakland Raiders, and New York Jets. At the conclusion of the pre-draft process, Robinson was projected to be a fifth to seventh round draft pick by NFL draft experts and scouts.

The Kansas City Chiefs selected Robinson in the fourth round (126th overall) of the 2016 NFL Draft. He was the 14th wide receiver selected in 2016.

2016

On May 6, 2017, the Kansas City Chiefs signed Robinson to a four-year, $2.85 million contract that includes a signing bonus of $517,172.

Throughout his first training camp, he competed against Seantavius Jones, Mike Williams, Da'Ron Brown, Tyreek Hill, Mitch Mathews, and Kashif Moore for a backup wide receiver role. Head coach Andy Reid named him the fourth wide receicer on the depth chart to start the season, behind Jeremy Maclin, Albert Wilson, and Chris Conley.

He made his professional regular season debut in the Kansas City Chiefs' season-opening 33–27 victory over the San Diego Chargers. Robinson played in 16 games in 2016, but mainly appeared on special teams and finished without a statistic. After finishing 12–4, the Kansas City Chiefs received a playoff berth after finishing atop the AFC West. On January 15, 2017, Robinson appeared in his first career postseason game as the Chiefs lost 18-16 to the Pittsburgh Steelers in the AFC divisional round.

2017

The Chiefs opted to release wide receiver Jeremy Maclin during training camp and held an open competition for his vacant starting wide receiver role. Robinson competed against Chris Conley, Tyreek Hill, De'Anthony Thomas, Albert Wilson, and Kenny Cook. He was named the fifth wide receiver on the depth chart behind Conley, Hill, Wilson, and Thomas.

On September 24, 2017, Robinson caught two passes for nine-yards during a 24–10 victory at the Los Angeles Chargers. He made his first career reception on a two-yard pass by quarterback Alex Smith before being tackles by cornerback Desmond King in the third quarter. On October 15, 2017, he earned his first career start after Albert Wilson suffered a knee injury and Chris Conley was placed on injured/reserve with a ruptured achilles. He made one reception for 16-yard in their 19–13 loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers. The following week, he made his second consecutive start and caught a season-high five passes for 69-yards in the Chiefs 31–30 loss at the Oakland Raiders. On December 31, 2017, Robinson made his eighth start of the season, replacing Tyreek Hill who inactive after suffering a death in his family. Robinson went on to make four receptions for 31-yards in a 27–24 win at the Denver Broncos. He finished the 2017 season with 21 receptions for 212 receiving yards in 16 games and eight starts. The Kansas City Chiefs finished first in the AFC West with a 10-6 record. On January 6, 2018, Robinson made his first career postseason start and caught four passes for 57-yards and a touchdown during the Chiefs' 22–21 AFC Wildcard loss to the Tennessee Titans. He scored the first touchdown of his career on a 14-yard pass by Alex Smith in the second quarter.