Why 49ers FS Trenton Robinson Is Fighting For Roster Spot

Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The Chronicle

Carlos Avila Gonzalez/The Chronicle

In one of the most heated competitions in camp, the free-safety position will be one of the most talked about positions leading up to the 2013 season. With a combination of new blood, ranging from veteran free-agents to untested rookies, the free-safety position will surely be under the microscope.

There is no question, that the free-safety position is up for grabs, as it’s been a three-way battle between FS C.J. Spillman, FS Eric Reid, and FS Craig Dahl. With three players fighting for one spot, where does that leave the other players that could possibly fill that role as well? One player in particular is second-year veteran FS Trenton Robinson.

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Robinson has played sparingly up to this point, leaving many to wonder if he will crack the 53-man roster. And although he is not your proto-typical free-safety in terms of size, Robinson is not afraid to mix it up. At 5-foot-9, 195 pounds, Robinson is very similarly built to former FS Tyrone CarterĀ and with a similar skill-set. Like Carter, Robinson loves being physical and will make his fair share of tackles. The knock on Robinson however, is his suspect pass coverage. At times, Robinson gets turned around occasionally, allowing receivers to get open. A skill that will need to be top notch, it will be interesting to see how Robinson holds up in camp.

Originally a sixth-round draft pick (No. 180) in the 2012 NFL Draft, Robinson will be clawing for a spot on the roster. With Spillman, Dahl, Reid, and FS Darcel McBath, Robinson will need to “wow” the coaching staff if he wants to suit up on Sundays.

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