2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Layden Robinson

  • Layden Robinson, 6-3/302
  • Guard
  • Texas A&M

Layden Robinson Scouting Report

By Charlie Campbell


  • Forceful run blocker
  • Very strong
  • Tough
  • Can knock defenders backward at the line
  • Physical
  • Sustains blocks
  • Heavy hands
  • Blocks with a nasty demeanor
  • Able to control defenders when he latches on them
  • Plays with good leverage as a run blocker
  • Strong lower body
  • Can anchor against bull rushes
  • Good height, weight for a right guard
  • Good arm length for a guard – 34.63 inches
  • Blocks through the whistle
  • Experienced


  • Limited athlete
  • Lacks elite speed
  • Limited running wide zone plays
  • Lacks foot quickness
  • Better fit for power man than zone scheme

Prospect Summary:

Robinson was a steady right guard for the Aggies over the past four seasons and one of the most reliable blockers in the SEC. After a strong career, Robinson had a good week of practice at the Senior Bowl, according to multiple team sources.

Robinson was a solid and reliable pass protector at Texas A&M. He has strong hands that rock defenders and often knock them off balance to slow them down. Those strong hands also help him to sustain blocks and prevent second efforts from being effective. With good size and strength, Robinson can stop bull rushes. However, Robinson is a limited athlete and lacks foot quickness, so speed rushes could give him some issues and he will have to improve on that for the NFL.

Robinson was a productive run blocker for Texas A&M, which had a lot of success running behind him. He is powerful at the point of attack and has strong hands to rock back defenders. With his thick build and upper body, Robinson can drive block and create a push at the point of attack. Robinson is nasty and plays with physical style and demeanor. There are times when Robinson can be a dominant bull who blasts open running lanes. However with Robinson being a limited athlete, he can lumber in space and is not a guard who is going to move well around the field. Thus, Robinson is limited for running wide-zone plays at the NFL level. Those issues also make Robinson a right guard only for the pros. With his skill set, he is a better fit as a power-man blocker rather than a zone-based blocker.

Early in his NFL career, Robinson could become a starting right guard, and he would be a great fit in a power-man blocking scheme. Robinson looks like a second-day prospect for the 2024 NFL Draft, but also a safe player to turn into a solid NFL starter.

Prospect Comparison:

Aaron Banks. In some ways, Banks is reminiscent of Jackson. They both are barrel-chested right guards who pack a punch in the ground game and can hold their own in pass protection. Banks was a second-round pick, and Robinson could go in the same range this year. Robinson could end up becoming a guard similar to Banks in the NFL.


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