Layden Robinson NFL Draft Scouting Report
Height: 6’4” | Weight: 325 lbs
- Second Team All-SEC (2021)
“Layden Robinson plays with an extremely strong base and heavy hands with experience in both zone and gap schemes.”
- Quick first step
- Strength in core/lower half
- Heavy hands
- Technique in pass pro
- Awareness to ID twists/stunts
- Ability in space
- Escorts opponents, doesn’t displace
In-play Film Analysis:
Layden Robinson is a muscle-bound offensive lineman that is best when working north-south in the ground game. At the snap, he is consistently the first off the ball. Heavy hands to shock linemen but will not displace defenders. Leg drive is present but Robinson will not relocate linemen unless given a vacant runway to do so.
In pass pro, he showcases excellent technique and is quick to establish an anchor if jolted off of his spot. Does a nice job with his hands to holster linemen into his frame where he can quickly stymie the momentum of opponents.
Concerns remain about his combination of athleticism, awareness, and knack for grabbing when beat. In the ground game, he’s been a primary zone blocker for the Aggies but most success could come in gap schemes due to concerns with his footwork, flexibility, and overall athletic profile. Will lunge at opponents to win first with his hands but can quickly find himself over his toes and off balance, especially when working up to the second level. Linebackers and secondary defenders are quick to dip and slide under his hands which limits his effectiveness as a puller. More experience against exotic fronts is needed to ID stunts/twists—Robinson can get tunnel vision at times and miss free runners (Alabama). Strong inside a phone booth but utilizing power outside in wider areas is an area of improvement.
Overall, Robinson is a downhill interior lineman with the technique to add depth to an NFL roster and is someone that could challenge for snaps at all three interior spots. His play this fall will provide a clearer picture of his evaluation as his 2021 tape was better than 2022.
Prospect Projection: Day 3 — Developmental Traits
Written By: Ryan Fowler
Last Updated: June 13, 2023
Exposures: Alabama (22), Mississippi State (22), Auburn (21)