Scouting Report: Patrick Robinson

Written by Will Spencer on April 22, 2010

Patrick Robinson

Position: CB School: Florida State
Height: 5’11 1/4 Weight: 190 lbs
Class: Senior 40 time: 4.47

Overall Grade:


Draft Projection:

2nd Round

Non-position specific categories


Max. Value


Height/Weight 6 5.5
Speed 8 7
Quickness/Agility 10 8.5
Strength/Explosion 10 8
Athletic Ability 8 7
Durability 8 7
Character 6 3
Production/Experience 6 3
Toughness 8 7
Potential 10 8.5

Defensive Back Specific Categories


Max. Value


Ball Skills 10 7.5
Man Coverage 10 8.5
Zone Coverage 10 8
Tackling 6 4.5
Run Stopping 6 4
Hips/Lateral Movement 8 7.5
Physicality 6 3.5

Explanation of Player Grading System


Very quick and athletic. Smooth backpedal and good footwork. Flips hips and changes directions easily. Can run with most wide receivers without allowing separation. When in zone coverage, can read the QB’s eyes while keeping an eye on the receivers. Confident and not afraid to jump on routes or take risks. Excellent height/weight combo for the position. Has abilities as a return man. Willing tackler.


Very inconsistent. Disappeared in some games. Production dropped tremendously. Not physical and doesn’t use his hands as well as you’d like. Though he’s a willing tackler, he’s ineffective against larger ball carriers. Strength is a question mark. Has some character issues as he was involved in an academic fraud incident that got him suspended for three games in 2008. Was also suspended for the Music City Bowl in 2007 for an unknown reason.


Robinson has a lot of potential to be a shut down corner at the next level, but he just hasn’t put it together yet. He’s a very athletic defender but the inconsistency of his game will drop him on draft day. Robinson isn’t a physical corner and has problems in press coverage and limited abilities to jam a receiver at the line. Could be a great fit for a team that already has quality veteran corners on the roster where Robinson could come in for nickel packages until he further develops.


Started 25 games at Florida State.

Awards and Honors

2009: n/a
2008: n/a
2007: Honorable mention All-ACC.
2006: n/a


Social sciences major at Florida State.


Minor knee injury against Florida in 2008.

Career Stats
Year Tack Solo Asst Sack FF Int TD
2009 46 31 15 0 1 0 0
2008 26 22 4 0 1 1 0
2007 27 18 9 0 1 6 0
2006 11 6 6 0 0 0 0

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Will Spencer

Will is the founder and President of Draft Breakdown & has been scouting draft prospects since 2002. His work has been featured in numerous publications, including the USA Today Draft Preview Magazine, the official website of the Baltimore Ravens, Ravens Insider and The Orange and Brown Report. Will has previous playing experience as a defensive end in the AFA, is currently a member of the Football Writers Association of America and graduated from the SMWW Football Scouting course in 2009.

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