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    Layden Robinson’s Draft Profile | G, Texas A&M Scouting Report

    Texas A&M has steadily produced NFL offensive linemen over the last decade. Will Layden Robinson be the next Aggie to reach NFL success?

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    Texas A&M has been a steady producer of NFL offensive linemen over the last decade, with players like Jake Matthews, Cedric Ogbuehi, Jermaine Eluemunor, Germain Ifedi, Erik McCoy, and Kenyon Green representing the Aggies in the league.

    Will Layden Robinson be the next Aggie to hear his name called on draft night? His NFL Draft scouting report holds the answer.

    Layden Robinson’s Draft Profile and Measurements

    • Height: 6’3″
    • Weight: 302 pounds
    • Position: OG
    • School: Texas A&M
    • Current year: Senior
    • Vertical Jump: 26.5″
    • Broad Jump: 9’3″

    A three-star recruit out of Manvel, Texas, Robinson was a widely successful offensive lineman in the Houston area, with three all-star game nominations and a unanimous first-team All-District selection in addition to being a finalist for the Houston-area UIL Offensive Player of the Year.

    Robinson’s decorated career didn’t end there. As a freshman at Texas A&M, Robinson earned the Offensive Scout Team Player of the Year and Freshman Strength Awards in 2019 while redshirting that season.

    Robinson played in all 10 games during the COVID-19-shortened 2020 season but did not start until 2021, making his debut at right guard. Robinson missed two games with an injury but locked down the starting right guard spot from then on and never gave it up through the rest of his career.

    In addition to on-field prowess, Robinson has received multiple accolades off the field. The Texas A&M standout won the Offensive Toughness Award and the Strength & Conditioning Offensive Aggie Award twice in 2021 and 2022 and was named to the 2023 SEC Community Service Team.

    Robinson’s Scouting Report

    Games Watched: Miami (FL) (2023), Auburn (2023), Tennessee (2023), Alabama (2023), Arkansas (2023)

    Strengths

    • Broad, thick build.
    • Overwhelming play strength at the point of attack.
    • Uses length well to establish first contact.
    • Good, sturdy anchor to hold up against bull rushers.
    • Aggressive mentality in the run game.
    • Good quickness off the line of scrimmage.

    Weaknesses

    • Poor overall athletic ability.
    • Very poor balance and change-of-direction ability.
    • Poor aim with his punches.
    • Will get beat across his face by quicker NFL players.

    Current Draft Projection and Summary

    Robinson is built like a literal mountain but, unfortunately, he also plays like one. He is a towering figure with very good play strength and a mentality that will endear him to offensive line coaches.

    Teams will have to parse through his below-average athletic ability and technical faults, but there is a role for Robinson in the NFL.

    Robinson’s play strength when engaged with defenders is a sight to see, as he often escorts defenders well out of the play through brute strength alone. Smaller defenders can be engulfed in his build and power and end up on the turf.

    His sturdy anchor is quick to deny bull rushers, and he flashes quickness out of his stance to engage with defenders early in the rep — a tactic that works well with his length.

    Robinson’s relative lack of athleticism can be mitigated through improved technique in the NFL, but it likely caps his ceiling as a backup-caliber guard at the next level. He is ideally best suited to play in a gap-heavy offense where his power can be used best and can mitigate his athleticism.

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