Merlin Robertson
Linebacker from Arizona State 2021 Scouting Report
Merlin Robertson
Height
6-3
Weight
250 lbs
College
Arizona State
Position
LB
Class
Senior
Home town
Gardena CA
60/100
Player Rating
38
PositionRank
4.88
FortyYD Time
Sacks
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
29
Sol tackles
16

Merlin Robertson LB Arizona State Scouting Report

Position rank: 38
40-yard dash time: 4.88-seconds
Height: 6-3, Weight: 250 lbs
Strengths
  • Works hard to get better and gives top effort on every play. Heads-up defender who shows good field awareness.
  • Tough between-the-tackles defender who shimmies past blockers to fill lanes. Downhill, aggressive run-stuffer with enough strength to stop ballcarriers in the hole.
  • Brings down quarterbacks much bigger than he is. Very good motor and regularly chases down plays from behind.
  • Coordinated footwork and balance. Makes more plays in pass coverage than expected because of his natural football instincts.
  • An aggressive run defender, filling run lanes hard, and won't shy from contact. Plays with violence to fight off blocks, flashing a physical nature. An intense, powerful hitter who willingly gives up his body.
Weaknesses
  • Chase speed is below average, and he gets too upright as a pass rusher - needs to play with better leverage.
  • One-speed player, lacking dynamic qualities and doesn't look natural in reverse. Lacks the fluidity to be consistent dropping against the pass with unpolished cover skills.
  • Can be too hesitant when he doesn't find the ball immediately.
  • Stiff in space with poor lateral agility and range. Not fluid changing direction. Struggles to tackle in the open field and falls off too many tackles going for the TKO.
  • Chase speed is below average, and he gets too upright as a pass rusher - needs to play with better leverage.

How other scouting services rate Merlin Robertson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
106.3
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
31.0