WR, Brian Robiskie, Ohio State
|At A Glance
|Position 1: Wide Receiver
|Projected Round: 2nd
|Bench Reps: X
|20yd Split: 2.60
|Broad Jump: X
|10yd Split: 1.52
|20yd Shuttle: X
|3 Cone Drill: X
Pros: Has the prototypical height, long arms and strong build for the position. Good hands and body control; very capable of high-pointing the ball and making the tough catch in a crowd. Can tightrope the sideline or the end line. Lines up in the slot and outside, and is effective in either spot. Uses his long arms and size to get off press coverage and negate small corners on running plays. Shows the ability to separate from smaller, quicker collegiate defenders. Also has some elusiveness after the catch and as a punt returner. Uses his frame to his advantage all over the field.
Cons: May not have the straight-line speed and quickness needed to separate from top NFL corners. Mixes it up with corners, sometimes too much for coaches' comfort. Lacks consistent technique blocking, sometimes lunging and failing to get inside his man's jersey. Struggles to block a moving target at times. Not a breakaway threat on punt returns, tending to dance a bit.
From Scouting Report at Mocking the Draft:
Robiskie has top hands. Combine that with excellent agility and Robiskie can make difficult catches. Has the heart to play over the middle and knows how to absorb a hit. Comes from a football family and plays with a lot of intelligence. Knows how to take apart a zone defense, finding holes and sitting in them. Hard worker. Consistently tries to get extra yards after the catch. Has long arms and some strength allowing him beat press coverage.
Scouting Reports and Offsite Links:
- As father-son stories go, they don't come any better than the one that came out of this year's NFL scouting combine, about Terry Robiskie, the Falcons' wide receiver coach, functioning as the voice of experience for Ohio State wide receiver Brian Robiskie.
Boy, how the years fly by. [see more...]
- Ohio State’s Brian Robiskie is in a small pool of receivers projected to go roughly where the Browns draft in Round 2 where they have a pair of picks, Nos. 36 and 50 overall.
Analyst Michael Lombardi, a Browns personnel executive during the Belichick era, loves Robiskie.
“I kind of think he’s a poor man’s Larry Fitzgerald,” Lombardi said on NFL Network. “Every time I watch him he makes a unique play. He’s always open. He knows how to get away from press coverage. [see more...]
- Brian Robiskie took full advantage of his time at January's Senior Bowl. During the week of practice it was clear Robiskie was head and shoulders above the other wide receivers in terms of his route running. He'll draw a lot of attention because he's polished enough to contribute right away in the NFL. He finished his week by catching 3 passes for 47 yards during the game.
Brian Robiskie continued to impress at the NFL Combine in February. He ran a 4.49 second 40 yard dash and notched a 37.5 inch vertical leap, showing more athleticism than was probably expected. Add this to the fact he may be the most NFL ready receiver in terms of route running and he has solidified himself in the second round. [see more...]
- Robiskie's strong points are his understanding of the game and his attention to being precise on every play. He has strong hands which allow him to squeeze the ball and hang on in traffic. Robiskie has great footwork and quickness which allow him to get separation from the defender with great change of direction ability. He has great character which has been instilled in him by his father. Robiskie is going to play hard on every play regardless if the ball is coming his way. [see more...]
- Robiskie has very good height and body type for a receiver. He is a very good athlete who is quick and has very good body control. He catches the ball away from his body and is very clean with no bobble when receiving a pass. Is very good at getting his feet down along the sideline and secures the catch. Has a good wiggle to get away from defenders and can change direction quickly. He has very good field awareness and knows where to sit when the defense is in a zone. Not afraid of going over the middle and will take a hit. He also has experience as a returner and should be able to produce as a rookie in this role. [see more...]
- Very good height and bulk...Terrific hands...Plucks the ball out of the air and will make the difficult catch...Excellent route runner and knows how to get open...Nice ball skills and body control...Shows the ability to get his feet down along the sideline...Tough and will work the middle of the field...Adequate blocker...Smart with great awareness and a high football IQ...Incredible work ethic...Durable...Experienced. [see more...]
- With Hall also off to the National Football League, Robiskie became the team's featured receiver in 2007, starting all 13 games at split end. He earned Academic All-American honors and despite being a semifinalist for the Biletnikoff Award and a finalist for the Arthur Ashe Sports Scholar Award, the team's Paul Warfield Award winner (given to the outstanding receiver) received just one first-team All-Big Ten Conference honor, coming from The NFL Draft Report (Rivals.com named him to the second-team).
That year, the junior led the Buckeyes with 55 receptions for 935 yards (17.0 avg) and 11 touchdowns. His receptions placed him on the OSU season Top 10 List, while his receiving yardage ranks 11th on annual charts and his scoring grabs were good for fourth on the Buckeyes single-season record list. He also tried his hand as a punt returner, gaining 60 yards on seven attempts (8.6 avg).
With a freshman quarterback at the helm, receiving opportunities were limited for Robiskie and the rest of the receiving unit in 2008. The two-time Academic All-American and Paul Warfield Award winner was named an All-Big Ten Conference honorable mention. He led the team again, pulling down 42 passes for 535 yards and eight touchdowns. On special teams action, he had an 11-yard kickoff return and 17 yards on four punt returns (4.2 avg). [see more...]
- A natural receiver who does all the little things right. Displays good balance and body control as a route runner and does a nice job setting up corners. Uses his hands and length to pluck balls away from his body. Showcases an ability to beat press coverage and get into his routes. Understands zone and man concepts and knows where to find the soft spot. [see more...]
- Already an excellent route runner and is not afraid to get physical to create separation. Robiskie is very refined and well coached and he comes from excellent blood lines. Terry Robiskie, his father, played in the NFL and is currently the wide receivers coach of the Atlanta Falcons. Brian has some smooth open field moves, flashing the ability to be a reliable return man as well. There is no fear in his game and he will go anywhere on the field to make a play. His best work comes along the sidelines and in the red zone where his size gives him a huge advantage. [see more...]