A'Shawn Robinson
Projection
Round 1
Grade
A
6.90
Starter

A'Shawn Robinson

Defensive Tackle
Alabama
  • Year: Junior
  • Height: 6-4
  • Weight: 307
  • 40-Yard: 5.20
  • Arm: 34 ½
  • Hand: 10 ½

Strong Points

Great size with bulk and length. Very strong and powerful. Can 2-gap or play in a gap. Good instincts, finds the ball and makes plays. Aggressive demeanor on the field. Knows how to use his hands and is quick to get rid of blocks. Has very good lateral agility and will chase the ball. Good snap reaction with a quick first step. Keeps improving as a pass rusher. Young, he will be a 21-year-old rookie.

Weak Points

Not explosive in that he doesn't have a quick twitch and lacks great top-end speed. Still needs to develop pass-rush technique. Has to improve with using counter moves.

The Way We See It

When you factor in his age, you can see that he has unlimited upside as a player. He won’t turn 21 until March 21st. He is versatile in that he can play in any scheme and plays just about any defensive line position. He is best suited to be either a 3-technique in a 4-3 or a 5-technique in a 3-man front. He is excellent as a run-down player and still developing as a pass rusher. He has all the physical tools to become a very good NFL defensive lineman. He is strong and athletic and just beginning to come into his own. Will start and be a contributor as a rookie. High pick!