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Texas Olb Keenan Robinson Visits Panthers


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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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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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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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Yep this guy is going to be our first pick! Don't want any of your logic cause my source tells me this is our first pick.

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capable of doing multiple backflips down the field.

What the hell? what does this mean? Is this a measurable now? Sign up the gymnasts.

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Just for the record, anyone who has never heard of him has no merit ever attacking my opinion in the future.

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Him being able to do multiple backflips speaks to how athletic he is.not many guys that size can do that.I would take him in the 4th.

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He'll be a huge steal if we get him in the 4th round, I WANT HIM.

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I have been projected that we take either Keenan Robinson or Emmanuel Acho in the 4th/5th Round since December. At one point had us taking both of them. I think both will be solid players.

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Probably a guy we'll pickup in the 4th if Adams is not there.

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He's been in all my mocks. Perfect WLB. I'm loving RR influence on scouting Fox never did target the guys I liked. We've already brought 4 guys I want.

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Do want. Hopefully he falls to us in the 4th.

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