Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Rookie camp preview: Adrien Robinson
By Ohm Youngmisuk
With rookie camp set to begin this weekend, we're taking a look at Scouts Inc.'s breakdown of each New York Giants' draft pick leading up to Friday's camp. I'll give you my own first-impression analysis of the guys when I see them up close this weekend.
Here's Scouts Inc.'s breakdown of fourth-round pick Adrien Robinson. Tomorrow we look at the Giants' other fourth-round pick Brandon Mosley.
FOURTH ROUND: ADRIEN ROBINSON, TE, CINCINNATI
What he brings: “Robinson could be a steal at this point, due to his combination of size, soft hands and top-end speed. He still needs development in terms of technique and as an in-line blocker, but has the tools to develop in those areas.” -– Scouts Inc.
How he fits: “Everybody anticipated that the Giants would address this position in the draft because of two key injuries to veterans to Jake Ballard and Travis Beckum. Though they brought in Martellus Bennett from Dallas there is no assurance they will have their guys back from injury in time for training camp. Robinson has an excellent skill set and a chance to develop, but he's not there yet. He won't add a lot in the passing game.” –- Scouts Inc.
Ohm’s take: Jerry Reese was downright giddy about landing Robinson in the fourth round, dubbing the guy the “JPP of tight ends.” The Giants believe they have a raw and athletic gem ready to be developed by tight ends guru Mike Pope. With Ballard and Beckum recovering from torn ACL injuries, Robinson should get a chance to show what he can do in camp. With Bear Pascoe possibly continuing his multi-role of blocking tight end and H-back, Christian Hopkins and Robinson could see Beckum’s snaps in the offense while Beckum rehabs. And if Robinson is truly the Jason Pierre-Paul of tight ends, he'll display flashes of his potential this season before making a major impact next season after he learns and develops in 2012.
Tell us below what you think of the Robinson pick.