Canadian edge rusher Tavius Robinson runs official 4.66 forty-yard dash at 2023 NFL Combine

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Canadian edge rusher Tavius Robinson has made a compelling case for himself at the 2023 NFL Combine.

Measuring in at six-foot-six and 257 pounds with 33 3/4-inch arms, the Ole Miss product clocked an official 4.66-second forty-yard dash and 1.63-second ten-yard split — tied for the sixth fastest get-off among the defensive end group. Robinson also posted a 33.5-inch vertical and 10-foot broad jump, as well as a 4.62-second short shuttle and 23 reps on the bench press.

The promising young prospect began his collegiate career with his hometown University of Guelph, notching 20.5 tackles, six tackles for loss and four sacks as a true freshman in 2018. He followed it up with an outstanding sophomore campaign, registering 28.5 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss and 8.5 sacks.

Following the cancellation of the 2020 U Sports season, Robinson transferred to the University of Mississippi in the NCAA’s notorious Southeastern Conference. He made an instant impact south of the border, making several starts at outside linebacker.

In 43 games over three seasons with the Rebels, Robinson has amassed 90 total tackles, 14 tackles for loss, 11.5 sacks and five forced fumbles. He took advantage of his extra year of COVID eligibility in 2022 and posted the best season of his career with 44 tackles, eight tackles for loss, seven sacks and all five of his career forced fumbles.

Robinson recently participated in the prestigious Reese’s Senior Bowl and his stock is rising amongst NFL teams. He was the third-ranked prospect on the CFL’s winter Scouting Bureau list but is expected to be selected on Day 3 of the 2023 NFL Draft.