NT Kwakou Robinson

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by Hiero, Jan 17, 2006.

  1. Hiero

    Hiero New Member

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    I think he is a pretty logical choice for a draft pick. From Virginia, and has the size and skills to play NT. Him and Ferguson and Pepper will rotate, and he can be the eventual starter.
    The thing is I have not actually seen him play, I am just assuming he is a solid pick because of where he is from and his size.
    How strong is he? How quick of a burst does he get to engage? Anyone give any kind of scouting report on him? I think we can get him 2nd day easily.
  2. InmanRoshi

    InmanRoshi Zone Scribe

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    So we have a 3 man rotation at noseguard. Exactly how many defensive linemen are we keeping next year?
  3. junk

    junk I've got moxie

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    I'm not opposed to NT depth later in the draft.

    No guarantee that Glover is back. What has Thomas Johnson done to prove he can hold down the nose if Ferguson is injured?

    However, I do think NT is less of an issue than I used to.
  4. Hiero

    Hiero New Member

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    Thomas Johnson who knows if he will be on the practice squad still or not. Glover will be gone. Ferguson may not be around for more than a year or two, if we can get a guy like Kwakou to replace him. Would end up as Kwakou Robinson at starter and Pepper as backup in the rotation with Ferguson gone.
    Btw I think he will be a late 2nd day pick. Probably 6th or 7th rd pick.
  5. Bob Sacamano

    Bob Sacamano Benched

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    same question could be asked of this kid, but for the record, I do want him in the 7th round
  6. silverbear

    silverbear Semi-Official Loose Cannon

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    I have seen him play... quite often, actually, being a UVa fan and living about an hour and a half from Charlottesville... the Cavs are on TV down in my neck of the woods quite often...

    Robinson has all the measurables, but doesn't really make that big an impact on the game, which is why he has slid down the draft charts some... I personally believe he'd make a great 6th or 7th round pick, but I'd do so with an eye toward moving him to the offensive line... his initial quickness is just average for a DT, but would be exceptional for an offensive lineman... if he could handle the snapping duties, I think he'd make a terrific center...
  7. VACowboy

    VACowboy Well-Known Member

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    Robinson was a highly touted DE coming out of high school in NJ, a real recruiting coup for Groh, but never played up to the hype. He moved to NT last year.
  8. RCowboyFan

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    Why would he be on practice squad when he already played couple of games and has been 53 man roster entire year?? Plus BP is very high on the guy, not that every Guy who BP has been high on exactly turned out to be great. But still, he will be one of the guys on 53 man roster in all likelyhood.
  9. Big Country

    Big Country Rolling Thunder

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    PRONUNCIATION: kway koo

    WORTH NOTING:One of only two seniors playing on the defensive line along with DE Brennan Schmidt ... is also likely to see time at nose tackle this season ... 76 career tackles are sixth among active Cavaliers and second among the linemen ... has started 10 games in his career, second-most by a lineman behind Schmidt (39).

    HONORS: 2002--ACC All-Freshman Team by The Sporting News.

    AT VIRGINIA: 2004--Experienced defensive lineman who appeared in every game ... started the first four games following Chris Canty's season-ending injury, but gave way to Chris Johnson for the last four contests ... made 23 tackles ...three tackles in a win over North Carolina ...season-high five stops, including one for loss, in his first start against Clemson ... two tackles against Florida State ...in on three tackles vs. Virginia Tech ... was in on a season-high five tackles against Fresno State in the MPC Computers Bowl ... lettered.

    2003--Backup defensive end ... made 24 tackles in 13 games ...had at least one tackle in the first eight games, but has had just four stops in the last five games combined ... three tackles vs. South Carolina and Wake Forest ... tied his career high with six tackles vs. Troy State ... two tackles in regular season finale vs. Virginia Tech ... made two tackles against Pittsburgh in the Continental Tire Bowl, including a stop at the one-yard line on the Panthers' first possession when they failed to score on four plays from the one ... earned his second letter.

    2002--Gained valuable experience as a true freshman ... started the first five games of the season before giving way to Chris Canty when Canty returned to full strength ...played in the first 10 games of the season before missing the next three games due to illness ...came back to start against West Virginia in the Continental Tire Bowl due to an injury to Canty ... started six games overall ... fifth in tackles (34) among UVa's defensive linemen ...led team's defensive linemen in tackles the first two games ...had six stops in his debut against Colorado State ...one of his tackles resulted in a huge 17-yard loss ... had six tackles the next game against Florida State ... had seven tackles in the next three games combined before Canty returned ... had five tackles in the win over Clemson ... four tackles vs. Penn State, his last action before being sidelined for the rest of the regular season ...made three tackles in the Continental Tire Bowl vs. West Virginia ... lettered.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Outstanding defensive lineman for coach Dino Mangiero at Brooklyn Poly Prep ... his team had an undefeated 8-0 record his senior season ... 56 tackles, including five quarterback sacks, as a senior ... also caused two fumbles and recovered two ... intercepted four passes as well ... Gatorade Player of the Year in New York as a senior ... Parade All-American ... SuperPrep All-American ... PrepStar All-American ... All-American by Max Emfinger ... Prep Football Report first-team All-American, the #11 player in the East region and the #89 player in the nation ... rated the top player in New York by SuperPrep ... PrepStar Top-125 Dream Team (#9 DL) ... nation's 10th-best defensive lineman and 36th player overall by SuperPrep ... #18 defensive lineman by Tom Lemming ... four-star player and #17 defensive lineman in the country by Rivals.com ... listed as the 89th-best player in the nation by Tom Lemming ... nation's #3 defensive tackle by Max Emfinger ... #55 on Student Sports Hot 100 Recruits ... East Region's top defensive lineman by PrepStar ... first-team All-State honoree ... played in the 2002 U.S. Army High School All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas ... recorded 13 sacks as a junior.

    PERSONAL: Naylor Kwakou Robinson ... born 7-13-83 in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... parents are Joyce Mariso and Naylor Robinson ... has a younger sister, Nia (11) ... anthropology major.

    Robinson Defensively
    Year G Plys S A Tot. TFL QBS FR FC PBU Int QBH BlK
    2002 11 347 17 17 34 2-23 1-6 0 0 0 0 0 0
    2003 13 186 10 14 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    2004 12 262 12 11 23 2-4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Career 36 795 39 42 81 4-27 1-6 0 0 0 0 0 0

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