Did Chop Robinson Cement First-Round Status With Performance at 2024 NFL Combine?

Chop Robinson had a phenomenal performance at the 2024 NFL Combine. Did he plant himself firmly in the first round after his athletic testing?

The NFL Combine is in full swing, and prospects are doing their best to put their top showing in front of dozens of NFL scouts and executives.

One such prospect was Penn State EDGE Chop Robinson, whose name has bounced up and down mock drafts all offseason. How did Robinson do at the Combine, and was it enough to keep himself in the first round?

How Did Chop Robinson Perform at the 2024 NFL Combine?

Robinson recorded some of the best numbers in the class at almost every drill at the Combine. Of all the tests Robinson participated in, he only fell out of the top three performers in one of them (the vertical jump).

At 254 pounds, he wowed scouts with the fastest 10-yard split of any defensive end in Indianapolis this weekend. According to ESPN Stats & Information, Robinson’s 1.54-second split is tied for fourth among edge defenders weighing at least 250 pounds since 2003.

Here’s a full list of Chop Robinson’s testing numbers:

  • Height: 6’3
  • Weight: 254
  • Arm Length: 32 1/2″
  • Hand: 9 1/8″
  • 40-Yard Dash: 4.48 seconds
  • 10-Yard Split: 1.54 seconds
  • Vertical Jump: 34.5″
  • Broad Jump: 10′ 8″
  • 20-Yard Shuttle: 4.25 seconds

Chop Robinson 2024 NFL Draft Stock

It’s tough to gauge how much the NFL Combine boosted Chop Robinson’s stock. It certainly didn’t hurt. However, we already knew Robinson was a tremendous athlete. That was all over his film at Penn State. His performance at the Combine simply confirmed that fact.

How you feel about any of these prospects shouldn’t change overall based on the NFL Combine, but this especially applies to Robinson.

If you liked his game before the Combine, all this did was give you another example of him being an elite NFL athlete with tremendous, almost otherworldly athleticism. If you weren’t a fan, his Combine performance shouldn’t make you hesitate or second guess, because the film is still there.

Robinson has been fighting to be the first EDGE selected in the 2024 NFL Draft, but unfortunately for him, all of his contenders also had great performances at the NFL Combine. However, his numbers fit the kind of profile teams don’t let far very fall in the draft, which is why I believe he will ultimately end up in Round 1 come April.

Only one edge rusher who hit a 1.55 10-yard split or better over the last two decades didn’t go in the first round (Amaré Barno).

KEEP READING: 2024 NFL Combine Results

Hitting that mark at over 250 pounds shows some elite athleticism, and enough teams are in need of a pass rusher that his odds of being taken in the first round feel pretty safe. His performance at the Combine makes that as close to certain as one can feel about the draft.

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