Boo Robinson, DT, Wake Forest

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Boo Robinson, DT, Wake Forest

Postby Pudge » Sat Apr 10, 2010 3:26 am

Wake Forest
40: 5.03 (Campus)

PROS: Uses his hands to get leverage vs. the run and does a nice job holding the point of attack. Show some quickness upfield when working on stunts mainly. Plays with a high motor and can make plays laterally in pursuit. Has some potential as a bull rusher.
CONS: Gets pushed around at times and has trouble getting off blocks. Struggles against double teams. Lacks any pass rush moves, relying on motor. Not a threat to penetrate and lacks closing burst on the quarterback to finish plays.
OVERVIEW: Robinson had a bit of a disappointing senior year, although he was plagued with back problems and had off-season shoulder surgery before the year began. Plays nose tackle in their 4-3 scheme. He finished with 3 tackles for loss and 1 sack, after having 14 TFLs and 9 sacks combined in two previous seasons. Has had past issues with weight, blowing up to around 325 as a sophomore. His real name is Shaunteryous.
NFL FORECAST: Robinson is a good run stopper, but he's probably going to have to get bigger if he wants to stick in the NFL. He just isn't big enough to play in a two-gap scheme, or quick enough to play in a one-gap scheme. Stuffing the run is his forte, so its probably best for him to bulk up and go for the 3-4 nose tackle position. His optimal playing weight with his frame is probably around 310-315 pounds, which apparently was his target weight for this past season. Don't know if the injuries prevented him from achieving that. I think if you can give him a year on the bench or practice squad to put on that bulk, he could make a decent backup nose tackle. You like his motor. He's not going to be great, but can contribute off the bench and help keep blockers off linebackers. Eventually down the road, he may develop into a competent starter like a poor man's Aubrayo Franklin.
ATL FORECAST: Robinson could push for time as a reserve for the Falcons. But even in the 4-3 scheme, it's probably best for him to bulk up because at his current size he really isn't much to write home about. Adding some muscle could make him more a load as a run stuffer and allow him to be able to contribute off the bench on rushing downs. But he's probably not as disruptive as the Falcons prefer, and would be hard-pressed to make the roster initially in order to get that opportunity to develop.
VALUE: A 3-4 team might take a flyer on him in the seventh round as a project to bulk up, but for the most part he's undrafted talent that could develop down the road.
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