NFL Draft: Former NFL Coach Sounds Off on Chop Robinson

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Former NFL Head Coach Sounds Off on Chop Robinson Ahead of 2024 NFL Draft

We are now less than 24 hours away from the 2024 NFL Draft getting underway in Detroit, and as we await NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell stepping to the podium, analysts and former players are giving their final thoughts on some of the top prospects in the draft, including Penn State edge rusher Chop Robinson.
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Penn State defensive lineman Chop Robinson (Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports)
Former Atlanta Falcons head Coach Mike Smith did an interview with Betway Insiders and had some very interesting things said about one of the Penn State Players in the Draft, in particular, Robinson.
Here’s a sampling of Smith’s evaluation of Robinson, ahead of the 2024 NFL Draft:

Chop Robinson Positives

“He’s got great get off. The teams that don’t play read and react and instead play getting up the field, they’re going to really like this guy a lot.”
“He’s got super flexibility and he’s got good bend. He’s got speed and quickness which he penetrates into the backfield with, but he needs to improve his hand playing technique. If you’re going to ask him to two gap, he’s got to improve in that area.”

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Chop Robinson Negatives

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Penn State edge rusher Chop Robinson (via USA TODAY Sports)
“He’s not real strong and that’s evident when you watch the tape because he’s one of those that get up the field and attacks guys but when he attacks, he’ll get pushed out of the hole in the running game.”
“He doesn’t have the girth and the strength to sit down at the line of scrimmage and make plays. So, he’ll run up the field and run himself out of plays in the run game. He has to improve that, but I can see him being a third down guy who you’re going to want on the field in passing situations.”

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