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MTK 04-28-2012 06:03 PM

Keenan Robinson pick 4.24
[url=http://www.nfl.com/draft/2012/profiles/keenan-robinson?id=2532940]Keenan Robinson Draft Profile – NFL.com[/url]

talk about Robinson here

IrMitchell 04-28-2012 06:10 PM

Re: Keenan Robinson pick 4.24
This guy was the #1 outside linebacker recruit in the country in 2007.

The upside is definitely there.

MTK 04-28-2012 06:24 PM

Re: Keenan Robinson pick 4.24
Parade and USA Today All-American who also competed in track and field as a Texas prep. Redshirted in 2007. A reserve/special-teams player in ’08, recorded 24 tackles, two for loss and one sack with one pass breakup in 12 games. Started all 14 games at weak-side linebacker in ’09 and produced 74-5-11⁄2 with four pass breakups. Was the Longhorns’ leading tackler in ’10, piling up 113-8-2 with two pass breakups, two interceptions, one forced fumble and a 10-yard fumble recovery TD against Rice in 12 starts. Produced 106-10-1 with seven pass breakups and two forced fumbles in 13 starts at middle linebacker in ’11.

Terrific body length — has long arms and uses his hands to protect his legs. Smooth movement skills. Agile and light on his feet — moves very well laterally. Good closing burst when he sees it. Flashes hitting ability. Outstanding range and coverage instincts. Keeps pace with backs and drops effortlessly into zone — shows natural ball reactions. Has flexible hips and plants and drives efficiently. Solid personal and football character.

Lean and high-cut. Average eyes and diagnostic skills — takes false steps, loses the ball and takes himself out of position. Not strong or physical — turns down some contact. Engulfed by larger blockers. Does not play heavy-handed to work off blocks and is too easily walled off. Inconsistent, low, leaky tackler. Limited pass-rush value. Lacks football savvy and has a tendency to freelance.

Finesse, run-around, lateral-playing, run-and-chase weak-side linebacker with standout coverage skills to contribute readily in nickel packages. Has eventual starter potential. Scouts have compared him to Giants WLB Michael Boley.

[url=http://cache.profootballweekly.com/prospects/player/keenan-robinson-1/]ProFootballWeekly.com - Draft Prospect - Keenan Robinson[/url]

GridIron26 04-28-2012 06:27 PM

Re: Keenan Robinson pick 4.24
Seems like the guy could take over Fletcher's spot once Fletcher retires

The Goat 04-28-2012 09:55 PM

Re: Keenan Robinson pick 4.24
We def needed depth at LB all around so hopefully this kid learns fast and ups his game!!

Lotus 04-28-2012 09:58 PM

Re: Keenan Robinson pick 4.24
I like the pick. He needs more cheeseburgers to bulk up. But he might be an important future cog.

warriorzpath 04-28-2012 10:53 PM

Re: Keenan Robinson pick 4.24
If that description of his coverage ability is accurate then he's a linebacker that the redskins need. The redskins can put him in to match up against pass catching tight ends, which has been the Achilles heel of the redskins defense for years.

jbcjr14 04-28-2012 11:00 PM

I have watched Keenan live here in Austin over the past few years. Steady linebacker and actually has a nasty streak in him. I like this pick and think he will fit in well with the current scheme.

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rypper11 04-28-2012 11:01 PM

Re: Keenan Robinson pick 4.24
Great pick. Immediate contributor on ST and possible back up at ILB. Someone who can cover TE's and RB's is great.

SirClintonPortis 04-28-2012 11:13 PM

Re: Keenan Robinson pick 4.24
[quote=Lotus;913562]I like the pick. He needs more cheeseburgers to bulk up. But he might be an important future cog.[/quote]

Lol, not quite the food he should be eating. Increased caloric intake with just appropriate foods, combined with the proper workout regiment and loads and loads of protein will make weight gain happen without too much excessive blubber.

And good sleeping habits are also a must(hence partying is not good).

exit0 04-29-2012 12:28 AM

Re: Keenan Robinson pick 4.24
[quote=Lotus;913562]I like the pick. He needs more cheeseburgers to bulk up. But he might be an important future cog.[/quote]

Don't worry... once the trainers get hold of him and have him in the weight room, he will bulk up very quickly.

NC_Skins 04-29-2012 12:43 AM

Re: Keenan Robinson pick 4.24
I liked the pick a lot and think he can transition to the ILB with some time. By the time Fletcher is hanging his cleats up, this guy could be ready to step up and be the next stud in line.

CultBrennan59 04-29-2012 01:06 AM

Re: Keenan Robinson pick 4.24
The last LB we took in the 4th under shanahan was Perry Riley and he seems to be looking like a solid starter. If Keenan is close to what Perry is than this is a very solid pick. If he doesn't show a good amount of promise his first year I can see us getting (insert FA MLB) in free agency next year instead of playing the guessing game.

mlmdub130 04-29-2012 08:27 PM

Re: Keenan Robinson pick 4.24
just caught up on all the draft picks, the way you guys have laid it out is awesome. this is why i love this board. httr!!

GTripp0012 04-29-2012 08:45 PM

Re: Keenan Robinson pick 4.24
I envision Keenan Robinson's early career as the nickle linebacker who plays next to Fletcher in our sub package. He can cover and rush the quarterback. He's a perfect complement to Perry Riley.

I don't know if I envision him as a long term answer to Fletcher: I think that might be next year's second round draft target. Robinson seems like more of an every down player for us within three years, when Riley's rookie contract is up.

We're still lacking depth at MLB, although I think that we've done decent there on the veteran front with Kehl and Lorenzo Alexander.

After RG3, this was really the only "need" based selection of the class.

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