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2012 NBA Draft: Thomas Robinson Measures Up

With the start of the NBA combine, Thomas Robinson may have just given himself a nice draft stock boost due to a few simple measurements.

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Heading into this years NBA draft Kansas Jayhawk Thomas Robinson is expected to be a top five pick. The big question is how high can he really go? Anthony Davis seems to be a lock in the no. 1 spot but after that projections have listed Robinson as high as two and as low as five. With the start of the NBA combine, Robinson may have just given himself a nice boost due to a few simple measurements.

When you watch Robinson play it's easy to see his physical stature in terms of his strength. What's harder to judge is Robinson's length. Because Robinson is so thick, he doesn't necessarily appear as long. Contrast that with someone like Davis who is long and lean making it all the more noticeable.

So the concern with Robinson heading into the NBA is whether or not he truly stacks up as a legitimate power forward or if he finds himself stuck as a tweener. Earlier today ESPN's Chad Ford tweeted from the NBA combine that Robinson measured in at 6'9" which should put most of those concerns to rest. Especially when you pair that with the fact that his wingspan stacks up very nicely at 7'3"

Both measurements should help solidify Robinson at the no. 2 or no. 3 spot and given his work ethic, steady improvement and physical stature, Robinson looks poised to make an impact on the interior for either the Charlotte Bobcats or his hometown Washington Wizards.