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Keenan Robinson scouting report

Keenan Robinson OLB Texas #1
Ht: 6’3″Wt: 240  
Prototypical size and strength. Impressive straight-line speed; can make plays in pursuit. Has the raw athleticism and speed to cover a wide zone when dropping back vs pass. Has the tools to improve in coverage with coaching. Closes quickly on the quarterback when rushing off the edge. Does a nice job making himself small to squeeze through tight spaces when blitzing up the middle. Impressive motor; stays active even when getting pushed around by more physical blockers. Experience lining up at inside and outside linebacker in Texas’ 4-3 defense.
Lacks great instincts; too often caught out of position. Slow to react to quarterback in coverage; doesn’t do a great job of following the quarterback’s eyes when dropping back. Struggles with his all-around awareness in zone coverage; inconsistent putting himself in position to make plays, loses track of receivers in his zone far too often. More fast than quick; lacks the agility to stick with some of the more athletic tight ends and running backs in coverage. Needs to do a better job picking his angles in pursuit; has the speed, but lacks the change-of-direction ability to make up for mistakes. Inconsistent shedding blocks, especially considering his size. Plays too high vs the run, allowing blockers to easily stand him up and take him out of play.
Robinson has the measurables and the raw athleticism to play at the next level, but he’s still developing the instincts needed to be effective. He has enough upside to warrant a mid-round pick, however, he should be brought along slowly and not thrown into the fire. If he dedicates himself to improving the mental aspect of his game, he could prove to be a steal.
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