Take a look at one of the nation's top defensive tackles, Alabama's A'Shawn Robinson in action.
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We continue the series with a scouting report of Alabama DT A'Shawn Robinson.
Name: A'Shawn Robinson
Weight: 307 pounds
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Teams looking for a big, powerful presence up front who can play anywhere along the defensve line will most likely target A'Shawn Robinson.
After all, he proved over three seasons at Alabama to be as proficient stuffing the run as getting to the quarterback.
Robinson appeared in all 43 games during three seasons with the Crimson Tide, totaling for 133 total tackles, 21.5 tackles for loss and nine sacks. He earned First Team All-SEC honors as a junior last season with 46 tackles, 7.5 tackles for loss and 3.5 sacks. Most importantly, he proved flexibly up front as he thrived at defensive tackle, nose tackle and defensive end in Alabama's hybrid 3-4 scheme.
At 6-4, 307 pounds, Robinson possesses the ideal frame for a defensive lineman. He is near impossible to move off the spot when he anchors down, and boasts imposing upper body strength as well as powerful legs. Robinson was constantly double teamed over his career, but showed toughness to split between blocks or eat them up to allow teammates a path to make a play.
Some scouts say Robinson plays too upright, and would like to see more consistency on every snap. Nonetheless, they believe he has a bright future, which is why they expect Robinson will be among the first defensive linemen selected in a deep crop at the position.
40-Yard Dash:5.30 seconds
Bench Press: 22 reps
Vertical Jump: 26.0 inches
Broad Jump: 106.0 inches
3-Cone Drill: 7.60 seconds
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