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Chop Robinson

Demeioun “Chop” Robinson (EDGE) – Penn State / Junior

6’2-3/4”, 247 Lbs. (Combine)

2023 Stats: 10 Games, 12 Solo, 15 Total Tackles, 7.5 TFL, 4 Sacks, 1 PD, 2 FF

Reference: {https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/demeioun-robinson-1.html}

Awards: 

Measurables (Combine):

Hand Arm Wing
9-7/8″ 34-3/8″ 83″
40-Dash 10-Split Vertical Broad 3-Cone 20-Shuttle Bench
4.48 sec 1.54 sec 34.50″ 10’8″ *** 4.25 sec ***

RAS: (Available post-combine/pro day)

Games Watched: 2023 vs Ohio State, 2023 vs Michigan, 2023 vs Iowa

PRO’S

The first thing that stands out when watching Chop is his lightning quick get off. He’s springy with plenty of burst to get by linemen instantly. He wins with speed off the edge and is aided by his crazy ankle flexibility to maneuver his way to the quarterback. Chop has decent bend as well, using it to avoid lineman’s hands. Chop uses a two hand punch to swipe away hands. His effort is outstanding and he is relentless when getting to the QB. Chop is still filling out his frame, but has enough functional strength to survive bigger NFL tackles. Chop recorded an outstanding 20.9% win percentage at edge, landing him in the top five of all rushers in the nation. Penn State occasionally moved him inside, and he fared well against interior lineman, using his quickness to win off the snap.

CON’S

Chop weighs in at 250 pounds, which is in the 14th percentile for edges drafted in the last twenty years. He’s clearly a tad thin and should bulk up as a rookie. While his effort as a run defender is impressive, it’s disproportionate to his impact. He struggles to get off second level blocks and can be pushed outside the play completely. On both run and pass plays, Chop is occasionally pushed outside the rushing circle. When he doesn’t win off the snap, Chop doesn’t yet have a goto way to win reps. His pass rush arsenal is incomplete and unrefined. NFL tackles will adjust better to his get off, so he must refine his hand swipes to win straight up. His pass rush production underwhelmed with only 26 pressures and three sacks on the season.

OVERALL 

Chop Robinson is an explosive speed rusher with plenty of alluring traits. He already has his release and speed rush as a way to win reps early on. While his lean frame comes with concerns as an edge rusher, he’s more filled out than the usual slender edge. Chop can rely on speed rushing as he fills out his arsenal, which may take a few seasons. Coaches will fall in love with his effort as a run defender, but may still sideline him on early downs. Chop is an incomplete defender, but has the tools to grow into a dangerous pass rush threat.

Completed by: Mr. Irrelevant (@Mr1rrelevant), 12/28/23

Reviewed and edited: J. Clark, 12/28/23

 

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