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Prospect Profile: A'Shawn Robinson



Defensive tackle| Alabama| Junior

Height:6-foot-4 | Weight: 307 pounds

College Stats

2015: named consensus All-American in 2015, earning first-team votes from the Sporting News, Associated Press, FWAA and AFCA; selected as one of three finalists for the Outland Trophy, given annually to the nation's top interior lineman on offense or defense; tallied 46 total tackles, 38 of which came on runs with 7.5 of them going for a loss; added 10 quarterback hurries, two pass breakups, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery 

Career: totaled 133 career tackles with nine sacks and 22 tackles for loss during his three years with the Crimson Tide; helped Alabama win a national championship in 2015; appeared in 42 games over three seasons; preseason All-American pick in 2014; played as true freshman and earned Freshman All-SEC honors.

Combine Results

40-yard dash: 5.20 seconds

Bench press: 22 reps of 225 pounds

Broad jump: 8 feet, 10 inches

Vertical jump: 26 inches

3-cone drill: 7.80 seconds

20-yard shuttle: 4.74 seconds


Summary:A mammoth defensive tackle who was one of the best defensive players in the country last year, Robinson has the prototypical body for his position. He has a strong lower base and can win one-on-one matchups or take on blockers to free up teammates to make plays.

Lance Zierlein of said strengths of Robinson's game are that "running backs do not break his tackles and he rarely fails to finish when he's locked in on his target. Able to generate pocket push when he gets it cranked up as a pass rusher. Boss man in the locker room and in practice helping to hold teammates accountable."

Stacking up: NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock ranked Robinson as his fourth-best defensive tackle in the draft, moving him up from his initial fifth spot. Fellow analyst Bucky Brooks also has Robinson as the No. 1 prospect at the position. Daniel Jeremiah ranked Robinson at No. 14 in his list of the top 50 prospects in the 2016 NFL Draft. Jeremiah initially had Robinson at No. 13 but moved him down a slot.

Paving the way: Besides lining up at defensive tackle for the Crimson Tide, Robinson was also a fullback and lead blocker for running back Derrick Henry in goal-line situations.

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