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Aaron Robinson Scouting Report: 'Legit hitter'

AARON-ROBINSON

With the 71st pick in the 2021 NFL Draft, the New York Giants selected UCF cornerback Aaron Robinson.

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Alabama signed Robinson out of Deerfield Beach High School, as he was considered one of the top 20 "athlete" prospects in the country. He transferred after playing 13 games for the Tide as a true freshman (five tackles, one for loss). After sitting out the 2017 season per NCAA regulations, he played in seven games as a reserve for UCF (nine tackles) in 2018. Robinson missed time that year with a concussion suffered on the opening kickoff of the season. He started 10 of 13 games played as a junior, earning second-team All-American Athletic Conference honors by recording 54 tackles, 5.5 for loss, three interceptions and 10 pass breakups. Robinson was a second-team All-AAC pick again in 2020 after pacing his squad with seven pass breakups (also 41 tackles, one for loss) in nine starts.

Prospect Overview

Cornerback prospect with inside/outside potential featuring good size and adequate speed. The former four-star prospect possesses quality athletic ability with good transition quickness and foot agility. He has press potential with the ability to open and connect with routes.

Strengths

  • Combination of size and speed as a nickel.
  • Operates with effective punch when allowed to press.
  • Good foot quickness and agility.
  • Desired short-area burst on lateral transitions.
  • Very aware of traffic on rub routes and crossing routes.
  • Good angles to the football in coverage and post-catch.
  • Fluidity and feel to trace routes from trail coverage.
  • Legit hitter who's able to jar the ball loose on catch attempts.
  • Much better tackler in 2020 compared with 2019.
  • Steps boldly into the action in run support and looks to make tackles for loss.
  • Sense of when to wrap up and when to chop out runner's legs.

View photos of Giants third-round pick CB Aaron Robinson.

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