The Minnesota Vikings made Janarius Robinson the second Florida State player off the board in the 2021 NFL Draft. Robinson was selected in the fourth round (134th overall) on Saturday afternoon.
Robinson had 104 tackles and eight sacks at FSU. The 6-foot-5, 263- pound Robinson had three sacks in each of the last two seasons.
“I can’t be more thankful and blessed with this opportunity,” Robinson said, reflecting on adversity he and his mom faced after losing their home in Hurricane Michael. “No matter what you’re going through just fight through it.”
At Minnesota, Robinson will join Pro Bowl tailback Dalvin Cook.
Chiefs draft Kaindoh
The Kansas City Chiefs selected Joshua Kaindoh (6-6, 260 pounds) with the final pick of the fourth round (144th overall).
Kaindoh had 59 tackles and eight sacks in his FSU career, which included injury-shortened seasons in 2019 and ’20.
“Dreams to reality,” Kaindoh said. “It’s surreal. When I got the call there was just a bunch of yelling and screaming going on. One of the best moments of my life.”
Jets select Nasirildeen
The New York Jets picked Hamsah Nasirildeen in the sixth round (186th overall) on Saturday. The Jets have expressed an interest in using Nasirildeen as a linebacker.
“I feel like playing in the box is the best part of my game so I feel like it’s going to translate well,” Nasirildeen said. “I feel like the Jets just got a first-round talent. … I’m not worried really about where I go in this whole process. I just want to go out there and show everybody what I can do, show everybody what type of player I am, what kind of man I am and let everything play out like it’s supposed to.”
Nasirildeen had 223 tackles, including 101 as a junior in 2019. He was considered a potential second- or third-round pick but offers exceptional value to the Jets.
“He is physical and I think he is a safety/outside linebacker hybrid,” ESPN analyst Todd McShay said. “You know immediately you are getting a guy who can help on special teams. I thought he would go in the third or fourth round.”
Wilson signs free-agent deal
Defensive tackle Marvin Wilson will make a $30,000 signing bonus and $162,000 in guaranteed base salary from the Cleveland Browns, according to a report by the NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.
Wilson had 109 tackles but struggled and injuries derailed his senior year in 2020.
Terry agrees to free-agent deal
Wide receiver Tamorrion Terry has also agreed to a free-agent deal with the Seattle Seahawks, a source told the Osceola.
Terry caught 118 passes for 2,221 yards and 18 touchdowns at FSU.