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New Cornerback Patrick Robinson A Major Key To The Colts In 2016

Intro: He was the biggest free agent addition the Colts had in 2016. How did the offseason program go for new starting cornerback Patrick Robinson?


INDIANAPOLIS – For a third straight season, Mike Adams is getting used to playing next to a new safety.

That's been Adams' main focus this offseason, but he couldn't help but notice the other new face to the secondary in Indianapolis.

New cornerback Patrick Robinson has had Adams' attention, too.

"He's definitely quicker than I thought," Adams said of Robinson, the new secondary running mate. "He caught me off guard how he comes out of his breaks and how he moves back there.

"He's definitely showed some flashes in practice. I see good things from him."

Where Adams has observed Robinson is at the cornerback spot opposite of Vontae Davis.

While there was talk of Robinson potentially lining up as a nickel corner (he did that on nearly 30 percent of his snaps in San Diego last season), the Colts have kept him outside this offseason.

"For now, I think I'll primarily play outside," Robinson says. "But I'm not sure how things will play out during camp or the season."

A behind the scenes look at Robinson's 2016 photo shoot in the #ColtsPhotoGarage

No matter where Robinson lines up in 2016, he has a specific objective in Indy.

Playing in a similar system to what he was in last season, Robinson wants to build off the guy who limited big plays better than any other NFL cornerback.

"I have to prove to myself that I am more consistent," Robinson says. "That's the main thing for me---being consistent with my play."

With Robinson now the in the Colts' starting lineup, a pair of former first-round picks will be manning the lock down positions in Indy.

The Colts have always believed when their defense is playing at an elite level, the cornerbacks are at the top of their games.

It's the duo of Robinson and Davis trying to accomplish that now.

"They believe me and Pat to be the guys and to get the job done," Davis says.

"(Robinson's) very impressive. You can tell he's been around the league for some time. He's smart. He understands defenses and I'm impressed by him. He's a good addition to the defense."

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