Dominique Robinson actually came out of high school as a 6’3″ 210-pound quarterback prospect. He was ranked as the 59th dual-threat prospect in the country, per 247Sports Composite. His only offer was from Miami. Since then, he’s switched positions and gained 40 pounds, and become a terrorizer of quarterbacks in the MAC. He played as a backup almost exclusively on pass-rushing downs.

Robinson best projects as a rotational 3-4 rush edge who plays mostly on pass downs. At his ceiling, Robinson is a low-end three-down player who can drop into coverage and take away passing lanes, but we believe he’s a good three years away from any chance of accomplishing that.

The Measureables

Dominique Robinson

EDGE – #11 Miami (OH)

HT: 6046
WT: 256
WING: 8238
ARM: 3328
HAND: 948
DOB: N/A

Year: Redshirt Senior
High School: McKinley (Canton, OH)
HS Rating: 2 star (0.7924)
Phil Steele: PS#163

Dominique Robinson Scouting Report

Has the solid speed to make things happen. Can impact the play well off of the stunt, has the quickness to make it work. Doesn’t offer a lot of lateral speed. Much more of a straight-line runner. Good body control. Hip rotation and turning ability is very strong. Very promising first step. Fairly explosive, nothing extraordinary.

Bend is average, but that’s to be expected. Wants to use his hands, just isn’t nearly as knowledgeable with how to as some of the other prospects in this class. Hand placement is very raw. Good tackling ability. Wraps up well and has the strength needed to pull people down.

Plays in space well, especially on the perimeter. Collapses off the edge on the run well. Excellent motor. Collects effort sacks just by sticking with the play. Pursues the play outside of the quarterback.

What we want to see from Dominique Robinson in Mobile

  • The first, and most important, thing that we want to see from Robinson in Mobile is his coachability. How well does he take direction and how quickly can he impliment it? He’s been an edge rusher for two years and it’s crystal clear on tape. If he takes strides at the Senior Bowl with the coaching he gets there, it will give teams a much better idea of how quickly he can develop at the next level.
  • The two ways that Robinson has impacted at Miami is off of a stunt and through hustle and effort. Can Robinson win in 1v1 opportunities and create those chances to generate a pass rush himself? We want to see him start to put the tools together to win in 1v1 drills.
  • On tape, Robinson looks limited as an athlete. Is that from the weight he’s put on and he’s trying to still figure out how to use it? Or is it that he wasn’t fast enough to play offense in the MAC and his coaches moved him to defense? We want to watch his athleticism and see if he’s controlling his body any better.

Pre-Senior Bowl projections

Dominique Robinson is an interesting projection based on the fact that he hasn’t played as an edge rusher very long. It’s very clear that Robinson offers considerable upside. How valuable will that be for teams? Then, we know he has upside, but where is that ceiling?

We have Robinson projected as a 7th-round/priority free agent at this point. While he has shown a lot of promise, he’s still a good three years away from potentially taking a starting role. We like Robinson developing on a practice squad and building his opportunities to play over the next couple of years.

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By John Vogel

NFL Draft Analyst. Dad.

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