Buccaneers Potential 2nd Round Targets - Patrick Robinson

Patrick Robinson

Chart from ESPN.com’s Scouts Inc.

Defensive Corner specific Traits
Fluidity 3 Above-average balance. Does an adequate job of opening hips when forced to turn and run but feet are quicker than hips and he can lose too much momentum getting in and out of breaks.
Closing Burst 2 Needs to do a better job of sinking hips but drives off his back foot and shows good burst coming out of his backpedal. Shows above-average closing speed when receivers catch the ball in front of him. Flashes functional recovery speed when tracking the ball downfield.
Ball Skills 2 Reads the quarterback’s drops fairly well and flashes the ability to break on the ball before it leaves the hand. Interception total dipped substantially last year but he missed three games and teams did not appear to test him as often. Played some receiver at the high school level and will not drop many passes he should catch.
Instincts/Mental Toughness 2 “Confident and doesn’t appear to dwell on mistakes. Gets teammates in proper alignments before the snap. Physical, but too aggressive at times. Needs to do a better job of extending arms when re-routing receivers at the line of scrimmage (see: 2008 Colorado game). Reads routes well and is not afraid to jump up, but he can get caught gambling and can be beaten by effective double moves. “
Run Support 3 Willing run defender with adequate upper-body strength. Can shed blocks quickly. Adequate tackler but not a big hitter and will have problems getting big backs to the ground.
Trait Scale
1 = Exceptional 2 = Above average 3 = Average 4 = Below average 5 = Marginal

Robinson was second team All ACC last season.  He also finished with a career high 47 tackles.  Although a couple corners may have passed Robinson with their combine numbers, Robinson was a steady hand in FSU’s defense all season long.  He was a 4 year player for FSU and a 3 year starter.

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