Brian Robiskie, WR, Ohio State

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Brian Robiskie, WR, Ohio State

Postby Pudge » Mon Sep 20, 2010 11:29 pm

Brian Robiskie
6-3/205 Ohio State
4.52 Senior

Pros: Has soft hands and does a good job securing ball before turning upfield. Shows nice intelligence and polish as a route runner. Has good deceptive deep speed that manages to get behind defenders. Has good body control and adjusts to and tracks the ball well in the air. Knows how to adjust his routes for a scrambling quarterback and does a lot of the little things receivers are supposed to do. Will lay out for ball and does a nice job using his size in traffic.

Cons: Is just an average blocker and only effective due to his size. Dances too much after the catch and doesn't look like a natural runner. Needs to be more consistent playing the ball in the air. Not a true burner.

Overview: He's the son of Falcons receiver coach Terry Robiskie, and you can tell he's a coach's son. Is a lot more polished as a route runner than most college receivers. But lacks the ideal athleticism and physical tools to be a consistent playmaker at the next level. But has improved as his career has progressed. Was just a one-dimensional deep threat as a junior, but really polished his game as a senior.

NFL Forecast: Robiskie will probably make a solid No. 2 receiver. But is he a No. 1 option?. Probably not. He's a polished player, but lacks the ideal playmaking skills to really be a go-to guy at the next level. He'll be a nice second option for a team. He's a very similar player to Michael Jenkins. He's more polished than Jenkins was coming out of school, but has similar upside in that he's probably not ever going to be a go-to weapon. He's the type of guy that can catch 60 passes a year, but won't be a consistent playmaker. But there are occasions when Robiskie reminds me more of Roddy White, although he's not as physical as Roddy was. But at times, I do see the potential and work ethic to improve. His length to impact is probably shorter than most receivers coming out of college.

ATL Forecast: Robiskie really isn't an upgrade over Jenkins, but will probably be quicker to impact than Jenkins was. While it took Jenkins the better part of four seasons before he started living up to his draft status and ability, Robiskie could probably do it in two. Of course it would certainly help that his father is coaching him, but I'm not sure it would really make him a better player. Again, just probably as good sooner. Robiskie would be worth developing for the Falcons, but not a sure bet that he'd be a better option than Jenkins down the road.

Value: Robiskie is a solid early to mid second round pick.

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

SPEED: 3.5
HANDS: 3.5
RANGE: 3.5
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