Photo of Brian Robiskie
Grade
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  • 4.59 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 37.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 6.72 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.19 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 6'3" Height
  • 209LBS. Weight

Overview

It's no surprise this Buckeye appears to have very good knowledge of the game, being the son of long-time NFL player and coach Terry Robiskie. While Brian Robiskie has the reliable route-running and hands one might expect considering his father's tutelage, he has built his own reputation as a surprisingly fluid athlete for a prospect of his size.

Robiskie took a major step in his climb from special teams ace as a freshman to star receiver in 2007 when he caught 55 catches for 935 yards (17.0-yard avg.) and 11 touchdowns in his junior season. His production as a senior declined (42-535-8) due to changes in Ohio State's offense, but a solid week of practice at the Senior Bowl reassured scouts that Robiskie, while not the game-breaker of some of his peers, may be the most NFL-ready receiver of the 2009 draft. Had an arm span of 31 1/2 inches and a hand span of 9 5/8 inches at the combine.

Analysis

Strengths

Positives: Has the prototypical height, long arms and strong build for the position. Good hands and body control; very capable of high-pointing the ball and making the tough catch in a crowd. Can tightrope the sideline or the end line. Lines up in the slot and outside, and is effective in either spot. Uses his long arms and size to get off press coverage and negate small corners on running plays. Shows the ability to separate from smaller, quicker collegiate defenders. Also has some elusiveness after the catch and as a punt returner. Uses his frame to his advantage all over the field. Negatives: May not have the straight-line speed and quickness needed to separate from top NFL corners. Mixes it up with corners, sometimes too much for coaches' comfort. Lacks consistent technique blocking, sometimes lunging and failing to get inside his man's jersey. Struggles to block a moving target at times. Not a breakaway threat on punt returns, tending to dance a bit.
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Grade Title
9.00-10 Once-in-lifetime player
8.00-8.99 Perennial All-Pro
7.50-7.99 Future All-Pro
7.00-7.49 Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.50-6.99 Chance to become Pro Bowl-caliber player
6.00-6.49 Should become instant starter
5.50-5.99 Chance to become NFL starter
5.20-5.49 NFL backup or special teams potential
5.01-5.19 Better-than-average chance to make NFL roster
5.00 50-50 Chance to make NFL roster
4.75-4.99 Should be in an NFL training camp
4.50-4.74 Chance to be in an NFL training camp
No Grade Likely needs time in developmental league.
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