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Chop Robinson, Penn St

2024 Exclusive Sneak Peek: Chop Robinson, Edge, Penn St


Welcome to the Exclusive Sneak Peek: Chop Robinson, a cornerback out of Penn State. He is from Gaithersburg, Maryland, and was a 5-star recruit from Quince Orchard High School.

Robinson started his collegiate career in 2021 with the University of Maryland. As a freshman, he appeared in 8 games, where he totaled 12 solo tackles, 7 assists, 2.5 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks.

After that season, he transferred to Penn State for his 2022 sophomore season. He appeared in 12 games for Penn State and racked up 12 solo tackles, 7 assists, 10 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 2 passes defended, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovered.

His junior season in 2023 saw him appear in 10 games where he had another solid season. He recorded 12 solo tackles, 3 assists, 7.5 tackles for loss, 4 sacks, 1 pass defended, 1 forced fumble and 1 fumble recovered.


Measurables

Height: 6’3” (32nd-percentile)                                 

Weight: 250 lbs (11th-percentile)

Age: 21.1                                                      

Class: Junior


NCAA Statistics

Defense & Fumbles Table
    Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos G Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
*2021 Maryland Big Ten FR LB 8 12 7 19 2.5 2.0 0 0   0 0 0     0
*2022 Penn State Big Ten SO   12 19 7 26 10.0 5.5 0 0   0 2 1 0 0 1
*2023 Penn State Big Ten JR DE 10 12 3 15 7.5 4.0 0 0   0 1 1 0 0 2
Career Overall         43 17 60 20.0 11.5 0 0   0 3 2 0 0 3
  Maryland         12 7 19 2.5 2.0 0 0   0 0 0     0
  Penn State         31 10 41 17.5 9.5 0 0   0 3 2 0 0 3
Provided by CFB at Sports ReferenceView Original Table
Generated 2/7/2024.

 

Scouting Reports

Strengths

  • Is an energetic player with a high motor that is suited to be a three-down player in the NFL.
  • He plays with a passion for the game and has a strong desire to constantly be a disruptive force in the lineup.
  • Has an explosive first step and is difficult to beat at the line.
  • Possesses excellent lateral quickness and elite-level agility. High-level athleticism.

Weaknesses

  • Has a stiffness to his lower body which may limit his overall effectiveness.
  • He struggles when attempting to battle and handfight with opponents.
  • Features a very basic set of pass-rushing moves and will need to develop a more versatile move set.
  • He needs to beef up a bit more and play more physically against the run.

Pre-Draft Analysis

Expected Draft Capital: Late Round 1

Ideal Landing Spot: Houston Texans

Chop Robinson, Penn St
Courtesy of nflmockdraftdatabase.com

The 2023 season was a banner year for the Houston Texan’s offense, aside from a tight end they are solid on the offensive side of the ball. That could leave them looking to spend their first-round pick on a defensive player.

If defense is the path they choose to follow in Round 1, Robinson could be the steal of the draft. His high motor makes him a player who could walk onto the field and be an impact player from Week 1 of the preseason. With Demeco Ryans as head coach, this could be the perfect fit for Robinson to flourish.