Dec 15, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Dunta Robinson (21) kneel prior to the game against the Oakland Raiders at O.co Coliseum. The Chiefs won 56-31. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
10. Dunta Robinson – Cornerback, South Carolina; 2004 1st round, 10th overall selection
The SEC has been good to the Houston Texans, and in 2004 they tapped that well by choosing South Carolina Gamecock corner, Dunta Robinson. Much like Alabama’s Kareem Jackson, who was picked in the same spot six years later, Robinson covered some of the best players the NCAA had to offer while playing in the south east.
Robinson started his career in Houston with a bang. His rookie season saw him intercept six passes, which he returned for 146 total yards. He also deflected 19 passes and recorded three sacks as well in 2004.
His stellar rookie season saw him earn the Pro Football Writer’s of America’s Defensive Rookie of the Year award. He never duplicated the success he had in his first season, but he was still a starter for 79 of his 84 games in Houston and wound up with 13 interceptions during that span.
In 2010 he signed with the Atlanta Falcons, which made sense considering he was from Athens, Georgia. After three seasons there, he played one final year in 2013 with the Kansas City Chiefs.
While he may not have been the constant game changer throughout his career the team hoped for when choosing in the top ten, Robinson was till a good starter and solid choice for the Texans.
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