Keenan Robinson, OLB, Texas
Height: 6’3 1/8″
Grade: 6.6 (Grading Scale)
Arms: 33 Hands: 9 3/4
40 Time: 4.69 Bench: 27 Reps Vertical: 35.5″ Broad: 10′ 3 Cone: DNP Short Shuttle: DNP
Strengths: Good size/speed combo, ran hand timed 4.69 40 at the combine – Underrated pass rusher, didn’t show up on the stat sheet, but used a nice swim move and power to get into the backfield – Smooth athlete, turns his hips well and makes up for his lack of instincts in coverage to stay with him man – Uses strength and length to get through the line into the backfield, not blocked out of plays easily – Locates the ball well in coverage and uses his arms/hands well to deflect – Has plus instincts against the run, fills holes well, locates the ball behind the backfield – UT used him on the line often, drops back into coverage smoothly – has nice range and plus closing speed in pursuit – Sets the edge well, uses long arms to keep his blocker in front of him, doesn’t get overwhelmed by blockers.
Weaknesses: Doesn’t have the best vision in coverage, especially when playing zone – Hesitates too often in coverage, pauses and reacts, could recover due to athleticism in college, may not work in NFL – Pad level too high at times, runs around upright, doesn’t get full strength at times – Can take poor angles, slows his otherwise good pursuit speed – Uses his arms rather than his hands to fight through the line, needs to get more violent with his hands – Can get a bit too physical, penalized because of it.
Robinson was used as a WLB and SLB in college, due to instincts, I project him as a better SLB at the pro level. Has versatility in a 4-3, and could potentially be a WOLB in a 3-4 or SILB. Has nice length at 6031 242, could afford to bulk up depending what team he gets drafted by and how they decide to use him.
Last Updated: 3/28/2012