Brian Robinson Jr

Brian Robinson Jr

Measurements
  • Height
    6015
  • Hand
    9 3/4
  • VJ
    30
  • Weight
    225lbs
  • Arm
    31 7/8
  • Speed
    4.53
RB Combine Averages
  • Height
    5105
  • Hand
    9 1/4
  • VJ
    34.75
  • Weight
    213lbs
  • Arm
    31
  • Speed
    4.55
Ben Elsner - Scout
Brian Robinson Jr
  • Overall Rank
    68
  • Position Rank
    4
  • Position
    RB
  • Age
    23.3 Years
  • Team
    ALABAMA

Stats

Year Games Played Carries Yards YPC TDs Misc. Stats
2018 9 63 272 4.3 2 N/A
2019 13 96 441 4.59 5 Receiving: 11/124/0
2020 13 91 483 5.31 6 Receiving: 6/26/0
2021 14 271 1,343 4.96 14 Receiving: 36/296/2

Build

Does he have prototype size? What is body type? What is growth potential?

Brian Robinson is exceptionally physically imposing with extreme strength in his legs and upper body. A bit high waisted which can limit bend. Great length and durability as he has been a backup RB for 2 years at ALA before taking over the starting role in 2021. Takes a lot of contact and is able to stay healthy.

  • Size
    8
  • Length
    7
  • Frame/Durability
    8
Grade 7.7

Mental

Is he instinctual? Does he play with urgency?

Intelligence is shown by his approach to the LOS, where he dictates the speed of the play instead of letting it happen to him. He is patient with strong initial cut vision. Extremely tough as a runner with the ability to withstand contact and grind for extra yards as his legs churn.

  • Toughness
    8
  • Instincts
    7
  • Effort/Motor
    7
Grade 7.3

Athleticism

Does he have the athletic traits you want?

Adequate play speed with good burst through the LOS but lacks the last gear despite long strides. Can outrun pursuit angles but inconsistently. Has yet to see the last gear be hit, keeping him away from high tier AA. Quicker feet and burst than expected with light movement with his feet. Is able to displace and keep his balance/speed in and out of cuts. Jump cut can be special as long as he sinks. Can he high into contact due to natural height. Not the most fluid athlete into and out of contact and can take large hits but is extremely sturdy in his legs and remains balanced. More apt to run through a defender than MYM.

  • Explosiveness
    7
  • Speed
    5
  • Body Control
    7
  • Flexibility/Bend
    6
  • Change of Direction
    6
  • Play Strength
    8
Grade 6.5

Technical

Does he have a refined skill set? Is he a projection or is his game developed enough to contribute early?

Underrated receiver but lacks top tier AA to be explosive with high end ability to create. Always finishes through his tackles with light footwork to slip arm tackles. Can be run in an inside and outside zone scheme, though his best ability comes from within the tackles. Impressive ability to remain small in between tackles and burst through with vision at second level. Needs to be wary of contact absorption and should look brush contact rather than take. Can be really strong in pass pro but has lapses in processes in those situations. Doesn't always key in on proper rusher at times but is not making mistakes due to willingness.

  • Receiving Ability
    6
  • Ability to Create on Own
    6
  • Finishing Run
    8
  • Footwork
    7
  • Inside Run
    7
  • Outside Run
    6
  • MYM Ability
    6
  • Ball Security
    6
Grade 6.5

Grading Scale

  • 10
    Rare
  • 9
    Elite
  • 8
    Outstanding
  • 7
    Above the Line
  • 6
    Adequate
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Limited
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Deficient
  • 1
    Reject

Summary

What role does he play? What is his initial projection?
Brian Robinson has been a contributor on the Alabama offense since his freshman season in a limited capacity as a rusher. He sat behind backs such as Josh Jacobs and Najee Harris for multiple seasons before getting a full workload in 2021 with 271 carries and 36 receptions for the Crimson Tide. Robinson is an effortlessly physical and natural power back with underrated AA. Shows strong burst and uncharacteristically light feet in between the tackles and in open space. If he can remain consistent with sinking in and out of his cuts, the yardage displacement on jump cuts is top tier. Impressive ability to maintain speed when going up field and is an underrated option in the passing game. Brian Robinson needs to work on consistency in his bend into contact as he is naturally high with his height and leggy build. In pass pro, he does not lack effort, but can have lapses in processing. He is a player you want out on the field in all situations, but can spell carries to a slighter, shiftier, more elusive back on 3rd down early. Despite a lack of long speed, his burst, power, and skill moves can cut off pursuit angles. Robinson can play right away as an RB1 for a team on all 3 downs as he is strong in pass protection and as a pass catcher. He is a top back in the class.

Film Watched

  • iconBest Game
  • v Cincinnati
  • Dec - 31 - 2021
  • Created almost 5 yards per rush after contact with great contact balance, power and pass protection
  • iconWorst Game
  • v Georgia
  • Dec - 04 - 2021
  • Struggled to find space and break tackles. With quick and heavy tacklers at the second level, his high had level did not allow him to create yards after contact
Best Trait
Contact Balance and Power
Pro Comparison
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