Photo of Ezra Robinson
Grade
4.88 ?
  • 4.47 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 13 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 34.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 130.0 INCH
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Top Performer
  • 5'11" Height
  • 31 1/2" Arm Length
  • 189LBS. Weight
  • 8 3/4" Hands

Overview

The first-team all-state high school pick from Florida made the trek to play in East Lansing for Michigan State, redshirting in 2012 and playing in 12 games on special teams (two tackles) in 2013. Playing time didn't seem to be coming his way, so he transferred to Tennessee State for the 2014 season. Robinson started once in 11 games in his first year with the Tigers but was credited with 30 tackles, two interceptions, and seven pass breakups. He played more as a junior, starting five of 10 games (42 tackles, 5.5 for loss, two sacks, one pass breakup). Robinson finally had a chance to start every game in 2016, earning first-team All-Ohio Valley Conference honors with five interceptions, returning two for scores, and eight pass breakups.

Analysis

Strengths

Opportunistic from zone coverage. Sifts through combination routes and comes out of the other side in position to crowd routes underneath. Will trigger into a passing lane when he senses quarterback is locking in. Looks to play through the catch point and has soft hands to pluck it and flip the field. Adequate foot quickness to match short and intermediate routes. Has enough responsive athleticism when play is in front of him.

Weaknesses

Lacks functional strength. Physical receivers can jostle him around inside their routes and own him as run blockers. Backpedal needs to be ironed out. Shows lack of confidence in his recovery speed. Heavily penalized in coverage and is quick to grab and hold when he senses receiver is getting past him. Needs to open and sprint earlier to maintain his feel with deep routes and avoid the grabs. Passive and ineffective against the run. Will be heavily targeted in run support if he hits the field.

Bottom Line

Robinson has adequate height and length for the position and he's posted good ball production over the last couple of seasons. Robinson has enough athleticism to make even more plays on the ball, however, his lackadaisical field demeanor prevents it. Robinson's lack of competitiveness and toughness as a tackler will be an immediate turnoff for many teams.
-Lance Zierlein
C
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.