G, Duke Robinson, Oklahoma
|At A Glance|
|Position 1: Guard||Height: 6-5|
|Position 2:||Weight: 329|
|Projected Round: 2nd||40time: 5.32|
|Bench Reps: X||Vertical: X|
|20yd Split: 3.03||Broad Jump: X|
|10yd Split: 1.75||20yd Shuttle: X|
|3 Cone Drill: X|
Pros: Massive player who can engulf defenders and physically dominate his opponent. ... Good initial quickness off the snap to get out and block on the move.
Cons: Only marginal balance and lateral quickness to block at the second level, and spends too much time on the ground when trying to block on the move.
Styg's Broncos Fit: Excellent size and weight, and is surprisingly agile for his size. Not fast so much as quick, and does a great job getting off the line and into his blocks. Excellent in short yardage and power situations, but has issues when blocking on the move. Not the most effective pull or trap guy, and doesn't always make contact at the second level. Does not place his cut blocks well against DBs, and can lose his own footing and balance easily. A lot of teams will appreciate his size and presence in a drive-blocking scheme, and Denver will no doubt agree that he has a lot of upside, but for what Denver is trying to accomplish on the line, the value isn't there; from a scheme standpoint, their are major questions as to whether he could fit in at all. Only two stars for this excellent prospect who simply doesn't fit the traditional profile on the Denver line.
From Scouting Report at Mocking the Draft:
Perfectly sized for a guard, Robinson has the power to engulf defenders one-on-one. Quickly gets into his stance to block in-line on running plays. Does a nice job keeping his feet moving and repositioning himself. An excellent and scary drive blocker. Incredible lower body strength. Typically plays with good leverage keeping a low pad level. Gets good knee bend.
From "Seahawks Musings" at Field Gulls:
The key is the hole, because it doesn't take athletic excellence to push a pile. Seattle desperately needs a left guard that can provide that. System be damned, I think the team that drafts Duke Robinson instantly has a player as valuable to a rushing attack as any running back. Robinson has once in a decade functional power. I think when we over-talk fit, and concentrate too much on position drills, we miss pure ability. Watch Max Unger. He doesn't get good push. Sure, he's athletic for an interior lineman. He has versatility. Get the pads off him and let him show his skills without contest, and he looks special, but watch tape and see: Unger creates seams; Robinson bulldozes holes.
Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:
- t 6-5 and 335 pounds, Robinson is a big, big man. He is a road-grader who could be a starting guard on many teams in the NFL as a rookie. Ideally, Robinson should be a guard, but he is versatile enough to play at the right tackle spot if needed and that will be a big plus for some teams. [see more...]
- First name is actually "George"...Great nephew of singer/songwriter Smokey Robinson...Was a three-year starter for the Sooners...Could also project to right tackle...Was a 1st Team All-American in 2007 and 2008...1st Team All-Big 12 as a junior and senior...Has all the physical tools you look for but needs to answer some questions about his intangibles...Can be as good as he wants to be....Optimal fit at the next level will likely come with a franchise that employs a power rushing attack...One of the premier interior offensive line prospects available. [see more...]
- He’s a high character player who will not be a problem for any NFL franchise. Has been seeing loads of playing time since his true freshman year, and has gotten better each season. Continues to improve his strength and technique. Good height and weight. Nice girth. Has thick, full legs. Has shown good speed in getting up field and getting out while pulling. Fires off the line quickly. A good athlete for the position. [see more...]
- A massive interior lineman with the ability to swallow defenders at the point of attack. Displays a quick first step off the snap and showcases good lower body strength and initial pop on contact. Gets consistent movement in the run game. Has long arms and delivers a smooth, jarring punch in pass protection. Does a nice job keeping defensive tackles off his body. [see more...]
- As a junior, Robinson was a consensus All-American and unanimous All-Big 12 Conference first-team choice. The starting left guard delivered 102 knockdowns while grading 84.64 percent for blocking consistency, appearing in 13 games. He logged action in 663 plays, coming up with a team-high 15 touchdown-resulting blocks.
Robinson, with a baby on the way, seriously considered entering the 2008 NFL Draft. But, hoping to capture a national title, he returned to the Sooners, where he improved upon his impressive junior campaign with a stellar final season. The senior guard led the team with 117 knockdowns and registered 14 touchdown-resulting blocks.
If not for eight costly penalties, Robinson's blocking consistency grade would have been even more impressive than his 85.62 percent mark (minus penalties, his grade would have projected to 87.46 percent). He was a finalist for the Outland Trophy and again earned All-American and All-Big 12 Conference first-team honors, but the season was not without some drama. He was benched for the season opener vs. Chattanooga and suspended for the first half of the Texas Christian game due to team rules violations. [see more...]