Merlin Robertson
Linebacker from Arizona State 2021 Draft Profile
Merlin Robertson
Height
6-3
Weight
250 lbs
College
Arizona State
Position
LB
Class
Senior
Home town
Gardena CA
60/100
Player Rating
36
PositionRank
4.88
FortyYD Time
Sacks
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
24
Sol tackles
12

Merlin Robertson LB Arizona State Draft Profile

Strengths
  • 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.
  • He has good reaction skills and awareness. Forceful tackler vs. the run.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Weaknesses
  • 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.
  • Hits up high and misses more tackles than he should.
  • Chase speed is below average, and he gets too upright as a pass rusher - needs to play with better leverage.
  • Chase speed is below average, and he gets too upright as a pass rusher - needs to play with better leverage.
  • Lacks elite quickness and change-of-direction ability to handle NFL slot receivers after initial contact.

How other scouting services rate Merlin Robertson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
145.8
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
16.0