I really do not get all the fuss about moving Robinson. He may turn out to be a great player, but then again, maybe not. I thought this exchange from the NFC Chat (ESPN Blog Nation network stuff) was enlightening:
Frat (Athens, GA): Pat, why the Laurent Robinson trade? By all appearances we traded a promising young receiver for a few extra draft spots. Was something else going on behind the scenes? Is this really a good trade for the Falcons?
SportsNation Pat Yasinskas: Yeah, the coaches had given up on him. They didn’t like the fact he wasn’t very physical.
As I wrote a few days ago, I think the trade was a solid value play. The Falcons moved Robinson, a former 3rd round pick that was injured all of last year and most likely did not play into the Falcons future (or he would not have been traded). In return Atlanta was able to move up ~20 spots in the 5th and 6th rounds. On draft weekend, I think Falcons fans will be grateful that we were able to pick a little higher in each round.