Former Alabama Crimson Tide running back Brian Robinson was voted the best running back on the American Team by the defensive backs and linebackers that faced him throughout practices at the Senior Bowl this week.

Robinson won the award over fellow bruiser Dameon Pierce from Florida and speedsters D'Vonte Price out of Florida International and South Carolina's ZaQuandre White.

The Tuscaloosa native had didn't explode at the first practice as it wasn't full contact. However, when the pads came on and the rain began to fall in Mobile, Robinson began to show what makes him such a valuable commodity at the next level. On the third day of practice, Robinson had arguably his most important rep of the week as he delivered a debilitating pass block rep against Georgia's Channing Tindall.

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Robinson still has space for his draft stock to improve, but if he can show during the showcase game Saturday that his pass blocking has improved to such a level as he hit in Thursday's practice on a consistent basis, he will have made himself a lot of money. There are portions of his game such as his lack of long speed and explosion that will weigh down his value, but his hard work and leadership qualities help to balance him out as a prospect.

The Senior Bowl will air live on the NFL Network from Hancock Whitney Stadium on the campus of the University of South Alabama in Mobile at 1:30 p.m. CST. Robinson and his fellow Crimson Tide alumni Phidarian Mathis are both expected to dress and play for the American Team coached by the Detroit Lions.

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