Canadian DE Tavius Robinson selected by Baltimore Ravens in fourth round of 2023 NFL Draft

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Canadian edge rusher Tavius Robinson has been selected by the Baltimore Ravens with the 124th overall pick in the fourth round of the 2023 NFL Draft.

The native of Guelph, Ont. was the Ravens’ third pick of the draft and the fourth Canadian selected overall, matching an all-time record set in 2021, 2014, and 1986. He joins a franchise well-known for identifying top defensive talents.

Robinson 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, starting five games at outside linebacker in his first season at Ole Miss.

In 43 games over three years with the Rebels, Robinson 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, earning an invitation to the prestigious Reese’s Senior Bowl all-star game.

The six-foot-six and 257 pounds defender clocked an official 4.66-second forty-yard dash and 1.63-second ten-yard split at the NFL Combine — 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.

Robinson is the fourth-ranked prospect in the 2023 CFL Draft, but will likely fall to the later rounds due to his NFL opportunity.