Robinson drafted by Colts in sixth round

Josh Robinson was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday.  (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

Josh Robinson was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday. (AP Photo/David Stephenson)

Running back Josh Robinson was the fifth and final Mississippi State player taken in the 2015 NFL Draft. Robinson was the 29th player picked in the sixth round (205th overall) by the Indianapolis Colts.

In Indianapolis, Robinson will be in the same backfield as former Bulldog Vick Ballard.

The 5-foot-8, 217-pounder from Franklinton, La., is the first Bulldog selected by the Colts since they took Ballard in the fifth round in 2011.

Robinson is the third MSU running back drafted under Dan Mullen and fourth on an NFL roster. The five players drafted are also the most during the Mullen era.

The former three-star recruit appeared in 38 games for the Bulldogs and earned 13 starts. Robinson finished his career with 323 carries for 1,997 yards and 15 touchdowns while also adding 493 yards and another score.

Robinson was a second team All-SEC selection and a SEC Co-Offensive Player of the Week this past season. He had five career 100-yard rushing games and one 100-yard receiving game.

Robinson declared for the draft after a junior year where he rushed for 1,203 yards, which was the third most in school history. His 11 rushing touchdowns in 2014 tied for the most in the SEC.

Robinson also tied the MSU record averaging 6.2 yards per carry.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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