Trenton Robinson scouting report

Trenton Robinson S Michigan State #39
Ht: 5’10″

Wt: 195

 
Strengths:
Plays the centerfield position well. Does a nice job reading the quarterback in zone coverage. Capable of staying with tight ends in man coverage; decent leaping ability makes up for height disadvantage. Experience in man coverage vs receivers also, but at his best in zone. Willing to help out against the run; decent tackling fundamentals. Can deliver some big hits. Well respected by teammates and coaches. Has a reputation for being a hard worker off the field.
Weaknesses:
Slightly undersized, both in terms of height and bulk. Below average tackling skills; very much willing to step up vs the run, but just doesn’t have the size to wrap up the ball carrier; running backs will bounce off his tackle attempts, even when technique is fairly solid. Typically plays off in man coverage; lacks the speed to play up, risking getting beat deep, but lacks the burst to close quickly to prevent quick underneath routes.
Comments:
Robinson is a true free safety who has the potential to start at the next level. However, his lack of size and average speed/quickness limits his upside. His grade will likely vary greatly from team to team based on their defensive scheme. Robinson is at his best when playing the deep safety role, primarily in zone coverage. If that’s the type of player you’re looking for, and you’re willing to overlook his limited contributions against the run, then he could be a solid 3rd/4th round pick.
Videos:
2011 vs Wisconsin
2011 vs Wisconsin (Big Ten champ game)
2011 vs Minnesota 
Posted on by Ryan McCrystal in Scouting Reports - 2012 2 Comments

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