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Will we see anything out of Kenny Robinson in 2021?


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And what specifically is missing from him game that prevents him from contributing?  Is it ability, football IQ, work ethic, other?  Any camp insights into him?

PFF ranked him very favorably amongst safetys in the 2020 draft class

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After being one of the best safeties in college football in 2017 and 2018, allowing less than 45% of the passes into his coverage to be completed, he dominated the XFL by intercepting two of the eight passes into his coverage while generating one quarterback pressure and five stops for the St. Louis BattleHawks. He intercepted seven passes and broke up another five as a collegiate player, and — as you’ll see below — he projects as one of the best playmakers in the class as a result.

 

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With coverage very much a weak-link system, teams can never have enough players who can cover, and Robinson projects as a guy who can cover the deep part of the field well. While his lack of experience in the box or in the slot is something of a concern, he will have a role at least in sub-packages early on, as more and more teams play with three or more safeties on the field at the same time.

https://www.pff.com/news/draft-xfl-safety-kenny-robinson-jr-projects-as-one-of-the-best-playmakers-in-the-2020-nfl-draft-class

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24 minutes ago, My Chuck Dont Matter said:

I’m pretty confident that this guy was cut at some point last season before we brought him back. I wish that fans would quit hyping players like him up every year. Sam Franklin is a much better safety than Kenny Robinson.

Yes, let's just rub our chubs to Brian Burns 24/7...

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28 minutes ago, My Chuck Dont Matter said:

I’m pretty confident that this guy was cut at some point last season before we brought him back. I wish that fans would quit hyping players like him up every year. Sam Franklin is a much better safety than Kenny Robinson.

Franklin is more SS, Robinson is more FS IMO, but year Franklin looks to be better overall.

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From his scouting profile on NFL.com:

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Overview
Long-limbed safety with limited range but above-average ball skills. While he can flip the field with interceptions, there are times he doesn't play with the instincts or recognition teams want from a safety. He's an intimidating striker who can punish receivers or leave a mark on running backs climbing up to the second level. Inconsistencies with open-field tackling and below-average man-cover skills could limit his scheme fit, but he has Day 3 talent and backup potential.

Weaknesses

  • Doesn't run well enough to play off the hash
  • Man-to-man cover skills are lacking
  • Slight stall at the top of his drop in high-safety role
  • Makes plays that are in his face, but anticipation is actually average
  • Doesn't have fluidity to recover quickly enough in space
  • Lost track of cover duties from split zone
  • Leverage can get away from him in run support
  • Scouts say maturity has been an issue at times

Sounds like he lacks the instincts/play recognition abilities that a safety needs to have as the last line of defense. Combine with inconsistencies in open field tackling and that spells disaster. Seems to be a consistent knock on him from other scouting reports as well, such as this one from TheDraftNetwork:

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CONS: Guilty of freelancing and he’ll need to be more assignment driven in the NFL. Needs to develop more anticipatory skills and his responses can be a tough tardy. He’s physical but not always square when tackling and he’ll concede yards after contact. Needs to be more deliberate about coming to balance and wrapping up because there are too many missed tackles on tape. Left West Virginia early due to academic fraud. 

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2 hours ago, Icege said:

From his scouting profile on NFL.com:

Sounds like he lacks the instincts/play recognition abilities that a safety needs to have as the last line of defense. Combine with inconsistencies in open field tackling and that spells disaster. Seems to be a consistent knock on him from other scouting reports as well, such as this one from TheDraftNetwork:

 

He stinks 

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