Scouting Report on DeMarcus RobinsonHow we scouted: Film footage, In-person visits, Game settingby Barry Every - 11/03/2009
- SpeedDivision I Player
- SizeDivision I Player
- StrengthBlue Chip
- AgilityDivision I Player
- ElusivenessBlue Chip
On the Hoof: Has that prototypical 5-foot-9 to 5-foot-10, 200-pound build that seems to excel at the next level. He is a ball of muscle and should remind people physically of slightly shorter Ryan Williams of Virginia Tech.
Needs Improvement: He could improve his breakaway speed. Robinson does not get many opportunities to catch the ball, and to be considered an every-down back he will need to get practice in this area.
Most Impressive: He is a downhill, between-the-tackles running back. He plays the top competition in the state of Kansas and everyone knows he is getting the ball, yet he still puts up big numbers. This is one rocked-up running pinball that is hard to tackle.
Conclusion: If he proves that he has the toughness to pass protect against defensive ends and blitzing linebackers, he should see early playing time. Also, his ability to turn short screens and swing passes into big gains will determine how much playing time he will get early in his career. At least expect him to play early in a backup role his first season.
Barry Every is a Football Recruiting Analyst for Rivals.com. He has worked in the recruiting offices for Mark Richt at the University of Georgia, Bobby Bowden at Florida State University and Mack Brown at the University of North Carolina