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#1 Dollar Store Dave

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:44 AM

Aaron Wilson @RavensInsider
Source: Texas OLB Keenan Robinson visited Panthers



Might be a good pick up. For all of those people mock drafting Acho to us, it looks like it might be another Texas LB to get drafted by us.


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:45 AM

i like it. fills a need in an appropriate round

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:46 AM

which round? never heard of him

who is this Aaron Wilson fellow, and how do we get him to replace Joe Person?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:47 AM

Where is he projected?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:51 AM

Have people really not heard of him?

If I had to bet, he'll be taken in the middle rounds.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:51 AM

which round? never heard of him

who is this Aaron Wilson fellow, and how do we get him to replace Joe Person?


lol, Aaron Wilson is apparently the Ravens' Insider/Beat Writer, but honestly, the dude covers more of the NFL than anything I've ever seen. If you follow him on Twitter @ravensinsider you will get some awesome updates from him about all teams in the NFL.

And, according to CBSSports, Robinson is projected to go in the Later 3rd - Early 4th round. Could definitely be there at Round 4, Pick #8. But, he would limit out chances to get someone like Joe Adams.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

4thish

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

I hope he's there when we pick in the fourth.


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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:52 AM

4th round

ranked 7th at olb

Height: 6-3. Weight: 242.
40 Time: 4.69.
Bench: 27.
Vertical: 35.5. Broad: 10-0.
Arm: 33. Hand: 9 7/8.
Projected Round (2012): 3-4.

3/20/12: Robinson had a solid overall performance at the Combine. He did not stand out as much as a senior he did as a junior. In 2011, Robinson had 84 tackles with eight tackles for a loss, two forced fumbles, one sack and zero interceptions. He has speed, athleticism and quality size.

Robinson looks capable of doing more, but he was never a dominant player. Robinson played well in Mobile at the Senior Bowl.

8/23/11: Keenan Robinson is a fast, physical and underrated player. Last year, Robinson led Texas in tackles with 105. He also had 7.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks and one forced fumble. Robinson (6-3, 235) also is a quality player on special teams. He was an All-Big XII honorable mention for the second straight season. Robinson notched 63 tackles and four tackles for a loss as a sophomore. Robinson has good size, and if he has a big senior season, could push for consideration in the first round.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:53 AM

lol, Aaron Wilson is apparently the Ravens' Insider/Beat Writer, but honestly, the dude covers more of the NFL than anything I've ever seen. If you follow him on Twitter @ravensinsider you will get some awesome updates from him about all teams in the NFL.

And, according to CBSSports, Robinson is projected to go in the Later 3rd - Early 4th round. Could definitely be there at Round 4, Pick #8. But, he would limit out chances to get someone like Joe Adams.


Yup. But I just got a feeling Adams may go in the third. Think someone will pick him up earlier than expected.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:56 AM

I've been a fan of his. I think he would work very well here. He would be very strong on ST and be able to come in for TD if need be. People should look him up. I've been drafting him in the 4th en mi mockos

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:59 AM

He is huge at 6'3. I feel like he might not be there when we pick unfortunately, but I'd love to see him on the team.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:01 AM

Here's some scouting reports

Robinson is a high character guy with a very strong work ethic. His nickname is DMT – Determination Mental Toughness. Keenan took his game to another level in 2010 after spending a huge portion of the offseason after his sophomore year in the weight room. He was always one of the first guys off the bus along with fellow LB Emmanuel Acho. The two of them carried batman suit physiques and were the vocal leaders of the Texas front seven. He’s an all around excellent athlete, capable of doing multiple backflips down the field. He posted very strong numbers at the Combine: 4.79 40 yd dash, 27 reps @ 225 (top 5 among LBs), and a 35 inch vertical leap.

As far as weaknesses go, he had trouble shedding blocks at times against larger interior OL and athletic TEs. He needs to use his hands better and keep his leverage. Robinson is not an adept blitzer. At times he played too high and stiff, forcing bad angles, instead of reading and reacting. Keenan really shined under Manny Diaz during his senior year and game films shows most of those bad tendencies were erased by the end of the season. Diaz employed a base 4-2-5 and moved Robinson into the middle of the field, letting him use his speed to cover the field sideline to sideline. Texas plays in the pass happy Big 12 and Robinson had to defend 450 passes compared to only 410 running plays so scouts will like his ability to drop in coverage. Whatever NFL team drafts him is getting a smart, athletic, physical and fundamentally sound football player.

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Strengths: Good size/speed combo, ran hand timed 4.69 40 at the combine – Underrated pass rusher, didn’t show up on the stat sheet, but used a nice swim move and power to get into the backfield – Smooth athlete, turns his hips well and makes up for his lack of instincts in coverage to stay with him man – Uses strength and length to get through the line into the backfield, not blocked out of plays easily – Locates the ball well in coverage and uses his arms/hands well to deflect – Has plus instincts against the run, fills holes well, locates the ball behind the backfield – UT used him on the line often, drops back into coverage smoothly – has nice range and plus closing speed in pursuit – Sets the edge well, uses long arms to keep his blocker in front of him, doesn’t get overwhelmed by blockers.

Weaknesses: Doesn’t have the best vision in coverage, especially when playing zone – Hesitates too often in coverage, pauses and reacts, could recover due to athleticism in college, may not work in NFL – Pad level too high at times, runs around upright, doesn’t get full strength at times – Can take poor angles, slows his otherwise good pursuit speed – Uses his arms rather than his hands to fight through the line, needs to get more violent with his hands – Can get a bit too physical, penalized because of it.

Robinson was used as a WLB and SLB in college, due to instincts, I project him as a better SLB at the pro level. Has versatility in a 4-3, and could potentially be a WOLB in a 3-4 or SILB. Has nice length at 6031 242, could afford to bulk up depending what team he gets drafted by and how they decide to use him.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:04 AM

If we need a backup who can develop he would be worth a look in later rounds. This is a continengy in the event we take Coples or Claiborne in the first and then then not choose to pick a linebacker in the second if someone we really like falls out of the first. Problem is we have planty of backups. I worry about the supposed starters.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 10:06 AM

Sounds like a good get in the middle rounds. Coming from Texas, I have no doubt he could work his way up to being a quality starter eventually. Sounds like he's another upgrade in overall depth and quality as a rookie though, especially considering he can play ST as well.

I still really wish we could get Zach Brown but, I don't see anyway that works out in the 1st or him dropping to the 2nd. Quick, someone leak that he smoked the cheeba.



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