Kenny Robinson is a game changer in the XFL. The former West Virginia star safety is making the most of his opportunity in the XFL with the St. Louis BattleHawks, becoming one of the team’s most prolific defenders, and get this he is getting paid while others are training for their pro days.
If you do not know, Robinson failed to meet academic requirements to remain eligible at West Virginia, which ultimately led to the decision of his transfer, but that changed when he learned he could make money from the XFL.
According to the XFL’s official website, Robinson decided to forgo college ball in order to help take care of his ill mother who is currently in a battle with cancer. “It was either go to school or help take care of my family and do what I love,” he said. “The XFL is also paying for me to take classes still, so I can take classes and get my degree and take care of my family at the same time.”
On Sunday, Robinson came up with a big interception, snagging one off of the arm of former Penn State star and once Oakland Raider, Matt McGloin. I am waiting to see the XFL go after some more players like Robinson. There are some studs right now in the transfer portal who could definitely make the XFL roster.
Robinson was selected by the St. Louis Battlehawks with the 39th overall pick in the draft, and he could still hear his name called in the NFL Draft.
I think playing in the XFL is huge for players because the speed of the game will help them transition to the NFL. Who will be the next player to leave college and go to the XFL? That is the question. Remember this, Robinson is eligible for the 2020 NFL Draft as well. Will he hear his name called?
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