Josh Robinson, CB, Central Florida
40 Time: 4.29
Grade: 7.1 (Grading Scale)
Arms: 31 1/4 Hands: 9 1/4
Vertical: 38.5″ Broad: 11’1″ 3 Cone: 6.55 Short Shuttle: 3.97 Bench: 17
Strengths: Elite athlete – Posted the fastest time of any athlete at the 2012 NFL Combine, so speed isn’t an issue – Very fluid hips, can flip them open in both direction with ease and run with any WR – When playing zone coverage Robinson has plus range, he covers a lot of ground, and is able to make up for a mistake with great straight line speed – Improving ball skills, has increased his number of pass break ups each season, despite the drop in interceptions – Excellent body control when in the air, almost 40″ vertical can go up and snatch it – Fluid change of direction ability, looks smooth and can get in and out of his breaks – Can drive on the ball with excellent quickness – Has plenty of ability to succeed as a man to man corner – Has good strength for his size, should be able to play some slot corner as well as outside – Seems to play his best against the top competition – Plays with a swagger and confidence – Not afraid to hit, will come up and stick – Also returned punts at UCF and has the ability to make a big impact on special teams in NFL.
Weaknesses: Still relatively raw as a cover corner – Doesn’t have ideal size or length or a corner back, but makes up for it with elite athleticism – Technique needs refining, such as learning how to approach different receivers – Has a tendency to use his hands on a receiver too much down field, it will get called in the NFL – Has gotten by on athletic ability more so than coverage ability – Gets beat on double moves too often – Tends to open up his hips too soon, giving the WR a way to beat him – Needs a lot of work on press technique, overextends at the hips and gets off balance, a veteran receiver will exploit that early on – In zone coverage he tends to be undisciplined at times, tries to make the big play instead of the smart one.
Last Updated: March 28, 2012