Zac Robinson, QB, Oklahoma State

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Zac Robinson, QB, Oklahoma State

Postby Pudge » Tue Jan 19, 2010 3:56 pm

Zac Robinson
6-3/218
Oklahoma State Senior

Pros: He has a good arm and can make all of the throws. Has good mobility to extend play outside the pocket and throws well on the run. Has quickness as a runner in the open field and can make plays with his legs when the pass breaks down. Shows some touch on his throws downfield.

Cons: Tends to stare down receivers, goes to first read and doesn't know how to look off the safety. Doesn't make great decisions and will force throws into double coverage. Lacks anticipation and his accuracy can be iffy at times. Doesn't secure the ball when he's moving in the pocket, leading to fumbles. Needs to improve his footwork in the pocket.

Overview: He is a productive player in the spread offense, but a player that will have a tough time transitioning to a pro offense. His lack of anticipation, inconsistency, and questionable decision making are his biggest obstacles. He's a player that did well against lesser competition, but in the big games against the better Big 12 opponents struggled.

NFL Forecast: Robinson can make plays with his legs and will remind you a bit of Tony Romo in that regard, but he just doesn't have the mental aptitude it seems to play the quarterback position effectively at the next level. He has improved his mechanics from last year to this year, doing a better job setting his feet when he throws. But outside his mobility and his arm strength, there isn't much to really like about his game. He'll have to be coached up quite a bit, and even then he'll be an iffy backup. He's simply the classic case of the spread quarterback that never amounts to much in the pros. And because of this, he'll likely have to play in the CFL or hope the AFL bounces back. After several years there, maybe he can come back to the NFL, but even then I suspect he'll just be an average backup.

ATL Forecast: Robinson is a body to have in camp if the Falcons were to dump Redman and be looking for a fourth arm. But he isn't a threat to beat out Shockley or Wilson for a backup position and is too inconsistent to be an option on the practice squad.

Value: His physical tools are good enough to get looks in camp, but he's not worth drafting.

SKILLS
1-poor, 2-weak, 3-above average, 4-very good, 5-elite

ARM STRENGTH: 3.5
ACCURACY: 2.5
MOBILITY: 4.0
DECISION MAKING: 2.5
MECHANICS: 3.0
POCKET AWARENESS: 2.0
INTANGIBLES: 1.5
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