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NFL scouts like Zac Robinson's toughness

BY BRANDON CHATMON, Staff Writer, Modified: February 23, 2010 at 12:08 am •  Published: February 23, 2010
STILLWATER — Former Oklahoma State quarterback Zac Robinson has spent his days preparing for the NFL Combine in California with several big names including Texas quarterback Colt McCoy, Texas safety Earl Thomas and Missouri linebacker Sean Witherspoon.

The Oklahoman talked to Robinson last week about his arm strength, dealing with injuries during his senior year and the NFL combine.

As a quarterback, how do you approach the combine? You can really make a mark with your interview.

"You can gain so much from a good interview, if a team likes you, your personality and how smart you are. They get you in front of a board and run you through your offense. You have to teach them different stuff like what’s you’re favorite third-down pass and what coverages you saw this year.”

What are teams saying they like about you?

"At the end of the season, I wasn’t healthy and it hurt from a performance standpoint. My shoulder just was not as strong as I would’ve liked. Hopefully, I proved my toughness. I think I’ve surprised people with my arm strength. I feel like I have a strong arm and can make all the throws.

"I just started feeling good a couple weeks ago. It feels great now, my arm feels good. So that (arm strength), my accuracy and mobility, and being able — when a play breaks down — to make something happen.”

Does it get frustrating when people knock your arm strength?

"The A.