Photo of Robert Turbin
Drafted By: Seahawks

Combine Results

Grade
68.0 ?
  • 4.50 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 28 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 36.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 122.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.16 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.31 SEC
    Top Performer
Blue Star  =  Combine Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Tubin is a big, physical running back capable of spelling Marshawn Lynch in short-yardage situations. He will compete for playing time as a four-minute running back.

  • 5'10" Height
  • 31" Arm Length
  • 222LBS. Weight
  • 9 3/4" Hands

Overview

Turbin has been a productive back at Utah State, consistently rushing for more than 100 yards per game. He remains a bit of an unknown, but he should excite leading up to the draft with his athletic ability and size. He could be picked as early as the second round.

Analysis

Strengths

Turbin is very athletic. He has the size to be a thumper inside, but he moves more like a shifty third-down back. He has very quick feet and can instantaneously stop and start when coming out of the backfield. He has a big frame that quickly reaches full speed. A classic downhill runner who can run through linebackers and carry the pile, he also was a threat throughout his career in the pass game. He has the durability to wear down an NFL defense for an entire game.

Weaknesses

The only unappealing aspect of Turbin's game is his pass blocking. Turbin whiffed on blockers at times while at Utah State. The problem is his technique; he tends to get off-balance and then is blown back into the passer. Cut blocks were an issue for him as well.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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