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NFL Draft Profile: Dorian Thompson-Robinson, Quarterback, UCLA Bruins

NFL Draft profile scouting report for UCLA QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson

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Pos: QB
Ht: 6006
Wt: 205
40: 4.63
DOB: 11/14/1999
Hometown: Las Vegas, NV
High School: Bishop Gorman
Eligibility: 2023

Dorian Thompson-Robinson
UCLA Bruins


One-Liner:

Athletic quarterback with average velocity who struggles under pressure and is inaccurate on deep and intermediate throws.

Evaluation:

Athletic quarterback who can be used on designed runs and pick up extra yards as a scrambler. Thompson-Robinson is capable of driving the football over the middle, possessing solid velocity. He hits open targets that are moving over the middle reliably. Displaying recognition skills when kept clean, he identifies mismatches and gets the ball there quickly. Thompson-Robinson takes his lower half through progressions and sets up to throw in the quick game. He is most comfortable having a built-in check down on plays. Often more keen to scramble and make something happen with his feet than stand in the pocket, deliver a ball and take a hit. Thompson-Robinson struggles under pressure, missing underneath defenders. He puts the ball into dangerous spots trying to throw out of sacks. His poise is below average, causing him to get frantic under pressure. As windows tighten his accuracy and confidence to fit the ball in disappears. Thompson-Robinson is inconsistent outside of the hashes and shows poor accuracy on his deep ball, often coming up short. He does not possess the arm talent required to control the ball off balance. Slightly undersized quarterback with good athleticism who struggles with accuracy. Thompson-Robinson is capable of driving the ball over the middle and identifies mismatches quickly post-snap. When pressured, his play suffers due to below-average poise. Thompson-Robinson projects as a camp quarterback who can stick on a practice squad thanks to his intriguing athleticism and solid arm strength. To make a roster he has to significantly improve accuracy and performance under pressure. 

Grade:

6th Round

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Background:

Dorian Thompson-Robinson, a Quarterback from Las Vegas, Nevada, got his start to UCLA even his freshman season where he saw some action in ten of the games for the Bruins. After his freshman year in 2018, he became a starter in a lot of the games for the Bruins. In 2020 and 2021, he was named Second Team All Pac 12 and in 2022, he will look to make an impact for the Bruins.

Quotes:

"I think he's grown in all aspects. Obviously he's physically matured from when he came in as a freshman five years ago. The work he's put in physically in the weight room, trying to make his body stronger, bigger, faster. He's done a great job there. I just think the amount of snaps he's taken are invaluable. I think that's the one thing that the NFL is as looking at, how many snaps has this kid gotten at the college level so that he's prepared for the pro game. The chance that he had to come back and play another year, get some more snaps underneath his belt I think is beneficial. I know when he made the decision to come back, we were all very excited." -- UCLA HC Chip Kelly on QB Dorian Thompson-Robinson