Vikings 2023 NFL draft scouting report: Florida State S Jammie Robinson
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Transfer from South Carolina
3-Star recruit per 247 Sports
Stats: 318 tackles, 180 solo, 15.5 tackles for loss, 1.0 sacks, 7 interceptions, 16 passes defended, 3 forced fumbles, 1 fumble recovery
Games watched: LSU 2022, Boston College 2022, Clemson 2022, Florida 2022
Jonathan Dyer-USA TODAY Sports
Robinson is a versatile player. Florida State played him everywhere and the snap counts this past season reflect that. While he plays everywhere and the coaching staff trusted him to do everything, he is best playing in the box or a deep third.
No matter where Robinson lined up, he crashes hard downhill with intent. He is aggressive and lives up to his name Jammie. In coverage, he is a physical maven, especially at the top of the stem. That can get him into trouble, but he makes tight ends work for their separation.
In the open field, Robin exudes fluid hips and has really good change of direction. That shows in coveage where he can recover when he gets turned around. He also has a fluid backpedal.
Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
The major issues with Robinson stem from tackling. His angles are poor. He leaves himself open to cutbacks as he puts too much leverage on attacking the outside shoulder. When the ball carrier is on the outside, Robinson undershoots and allows them to get past.
Tackling is inconsistent. Robinson doesn’t wrap up well. He sometimes throws his body and arms at the ball carrier recklessly. When he does wrap up, he attacks too high and becomes less effective.
Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports
79.9/100 Third Round
Robinson feels like a discount Brian Branch. Someone who can do a little bit of everything, except Robinson is best suited as a deep safety that flows into the box instead of playing in the slot. I don’t love him in man coverage, but he’s got range and potential as a point and shoot defender.
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