Darius Robinson
Darius Robinson  DL  Missouri | NFL Draft 2024 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Darius Robinson
Height
6-5
Weight
285
College
Missouri
Position
DL/EDGE
Class
Senior
Home town
Southfield, MI
86.9/100
Player Rating
6
PositionRank (DL)
4.95
FortyYD Time
Sacks
8.5
Fumbles Forced
1
Tackles
43
Sol tackles
29

Darius Robinson DL/EDGE Missouri | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Darius Robinson DL/EDGE Missouri
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

SUB-POSITION: VERSATILE DL
Last Updated: 03/13/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.95 seconds (51%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
Height: 6-5 (80%*) Weight: 285 (49%*)
Hands: 10 5/8 (82%*) Arm: 34 1/2 (73%*) Span: 84 4/8 (97%*)
Forty: 4.95 (C) (51%*) Ten Yard: 1.73 (C) (35%*)
Vertical: 35 (C) (84%*) Broad: 111 (C) (51%*)
Bench: 21 (C) (21%*)
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(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other (HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
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SUB-POSITION: VERSATILE DL
Last Updated: 03/13/2024
Draft Year: 2024
40 time: 4.95 seconds (51%*)
Bowl Invite: Senior Bowl
Measurables:
0% 100%
Height: 6-5 (80%*) Weight: 285 (49%*)
Hands: 10 5/8 (82%*) Arm: 34 1/2 (73%*)
Span: 84 4/8 (97%*)
Forty: 4.95 (C) (51%*)
10 Yard: 1.73 (C) (35%*)
Vertical: 35 (C) (84%*) Broad: 111 (C) (51%*)
Bench: 21 (C) (21%*)
(C) - NFL Combine (P) - Pro Day (O) - Other
(HS) -Estimated from High School Combine
For an explanation of how the (HS) data is calculated see this article
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Overall Rating: 86.9 / 100
Average rating of opposition Offense player has faced
Offense Rating:
81%
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Tackling:
69%
Pass Rush:
87%
Run Defense:
90%
DRAFT PROJECTION: 2nd - Top 10
Overall Rank: #39 Position rank: #6
College Games: 47 College Snaps: 1458
Grade: 3 ESPN  Stars 3 ESPN  Stars ESPN RATING: 77/100
College Combine Results
Grade: 247 Sports 3  Stars 247 Sports 87 Stars 247 RATING: 87/100
Grade: 3 Stars 3 Stars RIVALS RATING: 5.7 (93%)
Player Comparison* (Similarity level)
Keion White - Georgia Tech
94%
Moro Ojomo - Texas
75%
Byron Young - Alabama
69%
Draft Profile: Bio
Darius Robinson, hailing from Canton High School, was recognized as a 3-star recruit before joining the Missouri Tigers. Starting with a modest presence in 2019, Robinson saw action in 6 games, contributing one tackle over 43 snaps. His involvement and impact grew significantly each year, marking a steady increase in both playing time and productivity.

By 2020, his contributions expanded over 189 snaps in 7 games, recording 6 tackles, 4 assists, and 3 total pressures. His junior year in 2021 saw further improvement, with Robinson playing in 10 games, amassing 15 tackles, 9 assists, and 6 total pressures on 294 snaps.

The upward trajectory continued into his senior year in 2022, where he played in 12 games, tallying 21 tackles, 5 assists, and 18 total pressures over 417 snaps. Robinson's fifth year in 2023 marked his most impressive season yet; over 11 games and 466 snaps, he not only maintained his tackle and assist numbers but also significantly increased his impact as a pass rusher, recording 36 total pressures including 22 QB hurries, 6 QB hits, and an impressive 8 sacks.

This standout performance earned him First Team All-SEC honors, highlighting his development into a formidable EDGE defender capable of making a significant impact at the next level.
Scouting Report: Strengths
  • Exhibits powerful engagement at the point of attack, dislodging opponents with ease.
  • Advanced run defense skills, adept at stacking and shedding blockers to disrupt plays.
  • Effective use of rip and swipe techniques against both run and pass scenarios.
  • Boasts a versatile inside/out pass rush arsenal, making him unpredictable.
  • Heavy hands and strength to move tackles and pressure quarterbacks.
  • Exceptional at setting the edge and playing from the backside, showcasing athleticism.
  • Possesses significant arm length, utilizing it as a lever to gain advantages.
  • Demonstrates above-average change-of-direction capabilities for his size, enhancing pursuit.
Scouting Report: Weaknesses
  • Reliance on power moves can limit pass-rushing variability and effectiveness.
  • Displays stiffness in lower body, affecting flexibility and edge bending.
  • Lacks a refined pass-rush plan, leading to predictability in engagements.
  • Needs improvement in play recognition and control during high-intensity moments.
  • First-step explosiveness does not align with NFL standards for edge rushers.
Scouting Report: Summary
Robinson's transition from the interior to the edge has highlighted his adaptability and physicality, making him a fit for NFL defenses that value flexibility. His power at the point of attack and ability to engage and shed blockers are immediate assets. However, to maximize his impact in the NFL, he'll need to refine his pass-rush technique and develop a more diverse set of moves to complement his bull rush. His lower-half flexibility and quickness are areas for improvement, which could limit his effectiveness against more agile tackles and in space.

Teams looking for a defensive lineman who can contribute immediately against the run, with the potential to grow into a more complete pass-rusher, will find Robinson a compelling option. His physical attributes and production speak to a high ceiling, especially if he can expand his skill set and adapt to the faster pace of the NFL. Robinson's story of progression and performance at Missouri sets him up as a player with the tools to succeed at the next level, particularly in schemes that can utilize his versatility and raw power.

Darius Robinson percentiles vs other Defensive Lines (NFL Combine historically - higher value represents better perfomance)

How other scouting services rate Darius Robinson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
41.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
7.0
*Percentile Ranking in Player's Position Group (NFL Combine Historical Data): This percentile reflects how a player's specific statistics rank in comparison to historical performances at the NFL Combine, specifically within their position group. A higher percentile indicates a better performance. For instance, being in the 90th percentile for a particular stat means the player outperformed 90% of their peers in that category.

*Similarity Percentage: This percentage is calculated based on a comprehensive analysis of various factors, including height, weight, 40-yard dash times, on-field performance statistics, and overall player rating. The analysis is conducted against our database of draft prospects from 2021 to 2023. This similarity score helps in evaluating how closely a current prospect aligns with past prospects. It is important to note, however, that this score reflects similarities based on college production and attributes, and does not account for eventual success or performance in the NFL.