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NFL Draft Profile: Tyrese Robinson, Offensive Guard, Oklahoma Sooners

NFL draft profile scouting report for Oklahoma offensive guard, Tyrese Robinson

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#52
Pos: OG
Ht: 6030
Wt: 317
Hand: 0968
Arm: 3318
Wing: N/A
40: 5.25
Bench: N/A
3-Cone: 8.25
Shuttle: 4.94
Vert: 22.5
Broad: 804
DOB: 8/21/99
Eligible: 2022
McKinney, TX
Boyd High School

Tyrese Robinson
Oklahoma Sooners


One-Liners

A high-floor prospect who is likely to start in the league, Tyrese Robinson can be a reliable long-term starting guard if he learns to drop his pad level, clean up his hands and widen his base. 

Pros:

The University of Oklahoma has been an offensive line factory in recent years. Perhaps next in line, Tyrese Robinson is an experienced starter at guard and tackle who boasts a promising all-around skillset. The Oklahoma standout exhibits the requisite power to displace defenders. He has the grip strength, core strength and leg drive to latch onto and control his opponents. The Texas native also displays a natural anchor that will only improve as he irons out the technical side of his game. The Sooners’ starter is an impressive linear mover for his size who can even reach or get to space. At the second level, he has the grip strength to latch on and sustain. In pass protection, Robinson mirrors at a high level by keeping his lower half active into and through engagement. He is especially effective after initiating contact. What’s more, Robinson rarely lunges into his blocks. Should an opponent knock his hands away, the promising lineman typically exhibits balance and reengages with better leverage. He also uses his length and leg drive to manage distance. He takes excellent angles to engagement, always cutting defenders off instead of chasing them. Robinson’s best traits may be his outstanding awareness and vision. He has the wherewithal to pick up stunts or handle multiple rushers; further, he keeps his head on a swivel in pass protection to pick up late blitzers. 

Cons:

Despite his fairly well-rounded skill set, the Oklahoma standout is not quite ready for meaningful playing time at the next level. While he has experience at guard and tackle, Robinson almost strictly projects as an interior option. On the field, the talented starter’s high pad level reduces his functional power. Consequently, he is controlled by defenders who gain leverage. The Sooner further limits his leg drive’s effect by narrowing his base. Moreover, Robinson regularly surrenders his chest by practicing high, late and outside hands. His failure to protect his frame will afford NFL defenders chances to defeat him. Opponents, especially those with length, take advantage by exploding into his frame. Further, the Texas native’s movement skills, while impressive for his size, are less than stellar. His acceleration, change of direction and lateral movement are somewhat labored. Although he can reach the second level, the Oklahoma blocker struggles to mirror linebackers in space. As a tackle in 2021, he struggled against speed on an island. Robinson also appears stiff and tight which makes achieving leverage upon engagement more difficult. What’s more, the Sooners’ star’s technical issues negatively impact his overall functional power profile. NFL power will capitalize on his high pad level, late hands and open chest too often. Finally, the Oklahoma product commits too many holding penalties. 

Summary:

Next in the line of promising Oklahoma linemen, Tyrese Robinson is a likely starter in the league. His impressive intelligence and athletic traits should enable him to succeed at the next level. Still, the talented lineman must learn to drop his pad level, clean up his hand placement and widen his base. While he played tackle in 2021, his best projection is at guard. Robinson can be an early starter if he can remedy these issues. 

Background:

Born August 21st, 1999 in McKinney Texas, Tyrese Robinson was a standout lineman at McKinney Boyd High School. In fact, the talented blocker was an Under Armour All-American following his senior year. A highly sought-after recruit, 247Sports Composite Rankings gave the McKinney native a four-star rating. The same service named him the 103rd-ranked player in his class, the 8th-best guard in his year and the 16th-overall recruit in the state of Texas. After choosing Oklahoma over several big-name programs (including, among others, Auburn, Georgia, Texas and Texas A&M), Robinson redshirted his freshman season. The next year, he played in five games. The Texas product saw an increased role in 2019. Robinson started each of the 14 games of his redshirt sophomore season, seeing first-team reps at right guard in 12 games and right tackle in the remaining two. In the COVID-affected 2020 season, Robinson started each of the Sooners’ 11 games at right guard. He had an outstanding year, allowing just two sacks on 400 passing plays. What’s more, his 84.2 pass-blocking grade was the highest among Oklahoma starters. In 2021, Robinson made the move to right tackle to help coaches put the best five linemen on the field. In his new role, he started all 13 games and earned Second-Team All-Big 12 honors from the Associated Press. League coaches awarded him honorable mention All-Big 12. The exciting offensive line prospect played in the 2022 East-West Shrine Bowl. Robinson is majoring in criminology. 

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Grades

Current Player Value/Potential Player Value

7.5 / 8.5

Floor/Ceiling: High-Level Swing Backup / Reliable Starting Guard

Scheme Fit: Offensive Guard in a Gap/Power Run System

Grade: 3rd Round

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