As his 2023 NFL Draft scouting report details, Florida State S Jammie Robinson is one of the most exciting players at his position. There’s a defined versatility and well-rounded aura to Robinson’s game, but he’s also one of the most explosive and aggressive competitors on the circuit.
Jammie Robinson NFL Draft Profile
- Position: Safety
- School: Florida State
- Current Year: Senior
- Height/Weight: 5’10 3/4″, 194 pounds
- Length: 29 5/8″
- Wingspan: 72 1/8″
- Hand: 8 7/8″
Jimmy Neutron is known for brain blasts. Jammie, meanwhile, brings the body blasts. Robinson has been one of the most physical defenders in college football for four years. And for two of those years, he’s arguably been one of the best players on Florida State’s talent-laden roster.
Originally a four-star recruit from Leesburg, Georgia, Robinson signed with the South Carolina Gamecocks out of high school. Immediately as a true freshman, he took on an increased role on the defensive side.
By the time his two-year stint at South Carolina was up, Robinson had played in 22 games and started 13, amassing 135 total tackles, 3.5 tackles for loss, two interceptions, eight pass deflections, and a forced fumble.
Robinson’s star was trending up at South Carolina. But after the departure of Will Muschamp and defensive coordinator Travaris Robinson (no relation), Jammie chose to enter the transfer portal. Pursuant to the rule changes in 2021, he’d be eligible to play right away — and he chose Florida State as his destination.
The rest of the story is hardly surprising. Robinson picked up right where he left off in Tallahassee. In 2021, he put up 84 tackles, seven tackles for loss, four interceptions, three deflections, and two forced fumbles, earning first-team All-ACC honors. And in 2022, he added 99 tackles, five TFLs, a sack, a pick, and five more pass breakups to his career total.
Unsurprisingly, Robinson earned a Senior Bowl invite with his collegiate performance. And in Mobile, he stood out as one of the most physical and versatile defensive backs at the showcase. We know he’ll be in the NFL. But how does he project at the professional level?
Jammie Robinson Scouting Report
- Explosive athlete and a fleet-footed accelerator who can easily track downfield.
- Twitchy mover with tremendous corrective foot speed and stored potential energy.
- Gritty competitor with excellent tenacity, who constantly stays in his opponent’s grill.
- Flashes great hip flexibility, swiveling to carry his stride and snapping toward the ball.
- Has the torrid foot speed, lateral agility, and fluidity to play man coverage in the slot.
- Can diagnose plays quickly from two-high and manage space while triggering.
- Shows good route awareness in zone, managing leverage and passing off wideouts.
- Relentlessly surges downhill as a support defender and voraciously combats blocks.
- Aggressive yet controlled in the box, using his agility to break down ahead of tackles.
- Proactively contests plays at the catch point, using physicality and ball-tracking ability.
Areas for Improvement
- Has below-average size and length, which can impact his disruption radius in the air.
- With high-energy athleticism, sometimes plays too frantic and out-of-control in man.
- Lacks elite long speed and range; compensates with wider angles at times.
- Doesn’t quite have elite hip fluidity; can’t redirect momentum after over-setting.
- Can’t always fold outward and carry his stride when tracking delayed out routes.
- Can be a bit late to recognize and react to route breaks while matching in off-man.
- Sometimes lurches at stems trying to compensate for lacking length, losing balance.
- Doesn’t have the size or play strength to make solo tackles in space consistently.
Current Draft Projection for Florida State S Jammie Robinson
Robinson grades out as a potential top-100 prospect and a late Day 2 or priority Day 3 selection if he falls that far. He’s one of the more well-rounded safety prospects in the 2023 NFL Draft, bringing a tenacious physical edge that resonates on the field.
At around 5’11”, 194 pounds, with arms under 30″ long, size won’t be a calling card for Robinson. But at that size, Robinson is an incredibly explosive and twitchy athlete with tremendous foot speed, lateral burst, and matching ability. He also has enough fluidity to transition in space and carry his stride while matching receivers.
Robinson has the athletic makeup to be a versatile defender, and that tracks with his usage as well. He’s shown he can process and manage space in two-high, and he can match receivers in off-man and press-man out of the slot as well.
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It’s worth noting that Robinson isn’t perfect in any phase. His man technique can be more controlled and efficient at times. His reaction quickness can be inconsistent in off-man and zone. While he has good fluidity, he’s not always able to sink and snap back toward the ball at a moment’s notice. And he lacks the top-end range to flourish in single-high.
Nevertheless, as a versatile two-high safety with box and slot capabilities, Robinson holds appeal as a potential starting talent at the NFL level. His mix of athleticism and tenacity is conducive to strong coverage ability, and he’s terrific in run support as well. Without overarching elite traits, his ceiling isn’t astronomical. Nonetheless, Robinson can be a solid NFL starter and tone-setter who also provides early special-teams value.
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