Chat with Brian Robison
From Robison's Scouts, Inc. profile: "Shows good initial quickness. Plays with a great motor and is relentless in pursuit. Possesses good upper-body strength and flashes the ability to shed blocks quickly. Uses hands to protect legs and stays balanced. Shows good discipline, closes down cutback lanes and rarely gets caught out of position. Possesses outstanding leaping ability, times jumps well and generally does a good job of getting hands into passing windows when doesn't get to the quarterback. Has blocked five kicks and can make an immediate impact on special teams. Has experience lining up at linebacker and is a good fit for defenses that run multiple fronts."
Send your questions now and join Robison in chat on Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. ET!
Wednesday's NFL prospect schedule:
12:30 p.m. ET - Nebraska's Adam Carriker
1 p.m. - Michigan's Alan Branch
2:30 p.m. - FSU's Lorenzo Booker
3 p.m. - USC's Ryan Kalil
3:30 p.m. - Texas' Michael Griffin
4 p.m. - Texas' Justin Blalock
Buzzmaster (1:30 PM)
Brian will be here soon. Keep sending in your questions!
Greg (Lebanon, OH)
How do you feel about playing OLB in a 3-4 defense? Congrats on an outstanding combine performance.
Brian Robison (1:34 PM)
I appreciate that Greg. As far as OLB in the 3-4 I feel very confident in playing that position. I think I have the speed and agility to play LB, so I am fine with it.
James Burke Waltham Ma
Hey Brian, How much interest have the Patiots showed in drafting you?
Brian Robison (1:35 PM)
Actually I had a meeting this weekend with NE and I met with them and I think they liked my football smarts; so they have shown interest, and I would be interested in playing for them.
What aspects of your game were helped by your track background?
Brian Robison (1:37 PM)
I think many parts of my game were helped by that, especially my speed and explosiveness. The speed because I would run with the sprinters. The shot put helped me a lot in perfecting my explosiveness in the hips. Shot also helped as far as agility; it is not easy to stay in that small circle. So yes it has helped me in a lot of ways.
Angie (Austin, TX)
Loved watching you play these past few years....I'm going to miss you in that white uniform! Does the combine wear you down mentally or physically or both? Angie
Brian Robison (1:40 PM)
Thanks Angie, I will miss you guys too. But yes, I think it does wear you down both mentally and physically. There are a lot on interviews, and you are being analyzed from a hundred different angles. And then on the last two days you have all the physically demanding requirements. I mean the scouts want to see how you react to the stress, so yes it is very demanding.
Andy (Austin, TX)
Great job at the combine. How do you anticipate the change of speed into the NFL and its affect on you?
Brian Robison (1:41 PM)
Well really the way I see it, the NFL is faster, and it is one of those things where you will have to adapt, just like I had to adapt from high school to college. I don't think it will be that much of a problem.
Do you feel you abilities are underreated by the media
Brian Robison (1:43 PM)
I think so. With us having so many great players at Texas I think I may have been overshadowed. Also I think the system at Texas may not have allowed my whole game to be seen. And at the beginning of the year I had some injuries also. So I do feel I am underrated because of those things, but I hope to be able to show people how good I am on the next level.
Where would you like to end up?
Brian Robison (1:45 PM)
Actually, I have always been a Cowboys fan, so I would love to play in Dallas and stay in Texas for my family. But whoever drafts me I will be happy to play for.
Lifelong Horns fan, saw you play 22 times at UT. How do you think Coach Brown and his staff prepared you for the combine?
Brian Robison (1:46 PM)
I think they did a good job preparing us. A lot of the drills we did in the combine were the same as the ones coach Brown made us do. And coach Madden does a great job as far as improving your strength, so they did a good job.
Javier Benitez from Austin Texas (Hook Em Horns)
Hey b-rob what just do me a favore and tackle matt lienart one good time for all of texas for saying that they were still better even after we beat them in the rosebowl. PLEASE!!!
Brian Robison (1:47 PM)
Hopefully when I get the chance to play him I will get a sack on him and be able to say something to him. But in the end we won the game and title and that is all that matters.
Chance (Salt Lake City, UT)
Hey Brian what do you think you can do in helping a team immediatley in the NFL?
Brian Robison (1:49 PM)
Really it is hard to say right now. It is hard for rookies to break in the starting lineups. But I think I can be a great edge rusher, and I can bring the speed and agility off the edge, like Merriman or Ware. And also I am willing to play special teams, anything for the team, so I think I will be able to contribute right away.
Austin Thomas: Clay Center, KS
Which tackle in the league would you most like to go against?
Brian Robison (1:51 PM)
To be honest I would like to go against Jamal Brown, he is a very good tackle. And I know not everyone would like to do this, but when I faced him as a sophomore he kicked my butt the first few series. So I would love to get a chance to go up against him again, and get some payback.
Lujan (Austin, TX)
..fellow teammate Henry Melton said you're the strongest guy on the team.. with the best bench press. how'd you stack up against competition at the nfl combine in the strength tests?
Brian Robison (1:53 PM)
Actually, I did not do very well at all at the bench. I really focused more on the shuttle and L drills, I wanted good times in those. The bench press wasn't a big factor in my work out, but I did hit 27 reps, which was, I think, up near the top. I did well, and it is something I will work on, and hopefully improve by my pro-day. But I didn't do as well as I wanted at the combine in the bench.
Hey brian, how much interest have the cowboys shown in you and which position did they say you would play in their system
Brian Robison (1:55 PM)
The Cowboys have actually shown a lot of interest. They met with me at the East West game, and a few informal and formal meetings at the combine. And from them what I've gotten is that they can see me playing OLB in the 3-4, but also they think I may be able to play MLB, so they can see me dropping bakc and playing the middle, which most other teams have not thought of.
In college, what player gave you the most problems, challenges in your college career?
Brian Robison (1:58 PM)
Like I said before Brown. But also another guys would be Matt Jones, my redshirt freshman year he ran all over is, and he is a tough guy to bring down. So those two guys were probably the best I have gone against during my college career.
Brian Robison (2:02 PM)
I'd like to thank Danny Arnold and the Plex family, you have really helped me to achieve my goals I had at the combine and that means a lot to me. Thank you to all my fans for supporting no matter what. And to my family and friends and my beautiful fiance Jamie Miller thank you for supporting me, I love you. I am doing this all for you guys. Thanks for stopping by everyone, bye!