2024 NFL Draft Scouting Report: Darius Robinson




  • Darius Robinson, 6-5/286
  • Defensive End
  • Missouri

Darius Robinson Scouting Report

By Charlie Campbell

Strengths:

  • Excellent power rush
  • Big; versatile size for end
  • Powerful
  • Advanced ability to shed blocks
  • Dangerous bull rush
  • Heavy hands
  • Strong
  • Long
  • Can hold his gap in run defense
  • Plays with good power
  • Sets a tough edge
  • Instincts
  • Intelligent
  • Upside
  • Disruptive
  • Could play end or tackle in sub package
  • Good motor

Weaknesses:

  • Lacks juice
  • Lacks explosion
  • Won’t be a fast edge rusher at the pro level

Prospect Summary:

After three quiet seasons, Robinson started to flash some ability in 2022 when he racked up 3.5 sacks, 5.5 tackles for a loss and 35 tackles. The senior was one of the best defensive linemen in the SEC during 2023, providing a lot of disruption at the line of scrimmage. In 2023, he totaled 43 tackles, 14 tackles for a loss, 8.5 sacks and a forced fumble. Robinson then went on to have an excellent week of practice at the Senior Bowl.

As a pass rusher, Robinson is a talented player capable of making a difference for his defense. He is a dangerous power rusher with a strong upper body and a serious ability to grab offensive tackles and toss them to the side. Robinson’s ability to shed blocks is phenomenal and very developed for a player entering the NFL. With the power in his upper and lower body, Robinson can bull rush offensive tackles into the pocket or knock them off balance to get them out of position. Robinson has the size and power to slide inside for the sub package. While Robinson is big and strong, he lacks juice and explosion off the ball. His lack of speed rush off the edge is his biggest weakness.

As a run defender, Robinson is very good. He uses his strong build and length to set a tough edge at the point of attack. Robinson can hold his ground in run defense, maintaining his gap and not getting pushed back. With heavy hands, Robinson has the power and good hands to fight off blocks to get in on tackles of ball-carriers.

Robinson could get consideration in the 2024 NFL Draft as a late first- or early second-round pick.

Prospect Comparison:

Cam Jordan. Robinson compared reasonably well with Jordan. Both are strong, physical and tenacious. Jordan was not a pure speed demon off the edge, but neither is Robinson.





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