Merlin Robertson
Merlin Robertson  OLB  Arizona State | NFL Draft 2022 Souting Report - Portrait Image
Merlin Robertson
Height
6-3
Weight
240 lbs
College
Arizona State
Position
OLB
Class
Senior
Home town
Gardena CA
65.0/100
Player Rating
43
PositionRank
4.88
FortyYD Time
Sacks
Fumbles Forced
Tackles
64
Sol tackles
30

Merlin Robertson OLB Arizona State | NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

Merlin Robertson OLB Arizona State
NFL Draft Profile & Scouting Report

40 time: 4.88 seconds
Height: 6-3 Weight: 240 lbs
Position rank: #43
College Games Played: 41
College Snap Count: 2488
College Recruiting Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating Stars (82/100)
Recruiting Grade: Model.PlayerDetailFlat.RecruitingStarRating Stars (82/100)
College Combine Results
DRAFT GRADE - ROUND: UDFA
Overall Rating: 65.0 / 100
Game performance weighted rating
Tackling:
73%
Pass Rush:
58%
Run Defense:
60%
Coverage:
58%
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.
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How other scouting services rate Merlin Robertson (Overall Rank)

All Scouts AverageOverall Rank
255.0
All Scouts AveragePosition Rank
43.0