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2012 NFL Draft Results: Michigan State's Trenton Robinson Goes To 49ers In Sixth Round

Another player from the Michigan State Spartans is off the board, as safety Trenton Robinson is on his way to the San Francisco 49ers at the No. 180 pick in the fifth round. Robinson was a key playmaker for the Spartans, but was slightly overshadowed by guys like Jerel Worthy and William Gholston. With the Spartans, he had 229 tackles, nine interceptions and 12 pass break-ups in 46 career games, which included 32 starts at safety.

Robinson goes to a team that is in need of safety help. The 49ers are actually set when it comes to their two starters for 2012 - with Dashon Goldson and Donte Whitner, but don't have an actual backup on the roster. C.J. Spillman sees the field in goal line situations, but he isn't a a true backup, as Reggie Smith departed in free agency. Colin Jones, the other safety listed on the roster, saw only one snap that wasn't special teams in 2011 - on offense as a wide receiver.

Robinson may be in the 49ers' plans for the future, given that Goldson is playing the 2012 season on a franchise tag, and was re-signed at the last minute in 2011 on a one-year deal when a potential contract with the New England Patriots fell through.

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