Aidan Robbins’ Draft Profile | BYU, RB Scouting Report

BYU RB Aidan Robbins is one of the largest rushers in the nation. We dive into his scouting report to see if he'll be taken in the 2024 NFL Draft.

One of the best incoming transfers from the offseason is Aidan Robbins for BYU. The powerful rusher could become a hot name in the 2024 NFL Draft with a big season. We’re diving into Robbins’ scouting report for next year’s NFL Draft.

Aidan Robbins Draft Profile and Measurements

  • Height: 6’3″
  • Weight: 240
  • Position: RB
  • School: BYU
  • Current Year: Junior

Robbins began his career at Louisville but totaled only seven carries across two seasons. He broke out in 2022 at UNLV, totaling 1,134 yards and 10 touchdowns on 232 combined touches. He has one more year of eligibility in 2024.

Aidan Robbins Scouting Report

Strengths

  • Robbins has one of the biggest frames at the position in the country and plays to his massive size.
  • Booming downhill back that punishes arm tacklers who don’t have the momentum to help interrupt Robbins’ movement.
  • Knows his strengths and weaknesses as a runner, and he doesn’t try to be someone he’s not.
  • He is fast enough to sprint through a crease on the gap and outside zone rushes, creating havoc for defensive backs who get in his way.
  • Shows good vision on interior runs and will keep his legs churning as much as possible.
  • Is a capable pass catcher in the flats and could have the potential to be even better in mismatches.
  • Has a high upside as a pass blocker due to his play strength and frame.
  • Relatively low usage in college.

Weaknesses

  • His lateral movements are limited to slight jukes and dekes as he can’t afford to break his stride to do more. He can lose his balance and speed if he tries to be more elusive.
  • Inside zone rushes can cause him to stop his feet and struggle to return to speed when a lane does show.
  • He could be more creative when avoiding tacklers, including hurdling over defenders going at his lower body in open space.
  • Can be too boom-or-bust as a rusher. He lacks the feel and refined vision of high-end NFL backs.
  • Profiles best as a No. 2 back with his powerful, downhill style.

Current Draft Projection and Summary

It’s exciting to see a revival of running back who towers over so many defenders across college football in 2023. Standing 6’3″ and 240 pounds, Robbins compares to Derrick Henry and Raheim Sanders as mammoths who terrorize smaller defensive backs who already want no part of the run game.

Unlike Henry and Sanders, though, Robbins hasn’t been on a big stage before. He put together an impressive 2022 campaign in his first season on the field, but it looked like a 12th-grader playing against the ninth-grade team. His power and speed helped him overcome his lack of experience and poor surrounding cast.

His first season at BYU will be a good barometer of his skill. He has the raw physical tools to be a feared ball carrier in the right system, but his level of explosiveness and consistency are under the microscope in 2023.

I’m optimistic Robbins will translate well to the Big 12, earning him a spot in my top 150 overall. But his range is as wide as being an undrafted player who returns to school in 2024 or a late Day 2 pick.

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