South Carolina's Robinson selected in seventh round of NFL Draft

University of South Carolina offensive tackle Corey Robinson was selected by the Detroit Lions with the 23rd pick of the seventh round, the 240th pick overall, in the 2015 NFL Draft on Saturday.

Robinson, a 6'8", 344-pounder, protected the quarterback's blind side for the past three seasons, starting 35 of the last 36 games, including every game in both 2013 and 2014. Robinson was considered just a two-star prospect by coming out of Havelock (N.C.) High School and was named the SEC Offensive Lineman of the Week versus Georgia in his senior campaign.

Robinson earned his bachelor's degree in hotel, restaurant, tourism management in December of 2014.

Robinson becomes the third Gamecock to be selected in the 2015 NFL Draft and the 103rd player coached by Steve Spurrier to be selected in the NFL Draft, more than any other current head coach.