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A'Shawn Robinson Scouting Report, DT, Alabama. 2016 NFL Draft

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One of the best interior lineman in the 2016 NFL Draft.

Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Introduction


Hometown: Fort Worth, Texas
High School: Arlington Heights, Fort Worth (TX)
Recruitment: 4-Star Recruit by ESPN, 5-Star recruit by Rivals
Injuries/Discipline: Nothing notable

Awards:


2015 College All-American
2014 & 2015 SEC Champion

Measurables


Height: 6'3"
Weight: 312
Class: Junior
Projected 40 Time: 5.10

Stats


2015: 42 Tackles, 7.5 for a loss, 3.5 sacks, 9 QB hurries
2014: 49 Tackles, 6.5 for a loss, 0.0 sacks, 4 QB hurries
2013: 38 Tackles, 8.0 for a loss, 5.5 sacks, 5 QB hurries

Positives


• Bid Bodied
• Excellent strength
• Supreme balance
• Good feet for a big man
• Exceptional run stuffer
• Pushes the pocket on a regular basis
• Often commands double teams
• Highly intelligent player

Negatives


• Needs to add pass rush moves
• Use of hands is sloppy
• Needs to finish in the pocket

Conclusion


A'Shawn Robinson was productive from the moment he stepped foot on the Alabama campus. He is a big bodied defensive tackle who is exceptional against the run. Coaches say he has a great work ethic, and his commitment and dedication earned him recognition throughout his three year career. If he does elect to enter the draft, he'll be a first round selection for sure, and likely the best interior defensive lineman in the draft.


His numbers don't jump out at you; they are good without being elite. However Damon Harrison's numbers don't look great either, Robinson does a lot of the dirty work to allow his team mates to make plays. He's probably best suited to being a 4-3 defensive tackle, and he swallows up blockers. When I saw him at Alabama, I always thought he looked pro ready, even as a rookie. Now he's definitely ready.


Alabama led college football in rushing yards allowed in 2015, and Robinson was one of the reasons. With help from his teammates, they limited LSU star running back Leonard Fournette to just 31 yards on 19 carries. If you watch college football, you'll know just how special that is. Robinson will be an excellent run stuffer immediately, and if he can improve his pass rush moves, he could be one of the best.

Draft Grade: 88


90-100 = Exceptional Talent
80-90 = Impact Player
70-80 = NFL Starter
60-70 = Solid NFL Potential
50-60 = Draftable - Lot of work needed
>50 = Undraftable, - Long Shot To Stick