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    Miami Dolphins Select EDGE Chop Robinson With 21st Overall Pick of 2024 NFL Draft

    The Miami Dolphins' pick at 21? Penn State edge defender Chop Robinson, adding yet another potent piece to the team's deep pass rush.

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    The Miami Dolphins will send wave after wave of pass rush at opposing teams in 2024.

    They all but guaranteed that by selecting an EDGE with the tastiest name in the NFL Draft: Penn State’s Chop (short for Pork Chop) Robinson at 21.

    Get To Know Miami Dolphins Draft Pick Chop Robinson

    Robinson was the pick after a run on players that would have made a lot of sense for the Dolphins — tackle Taliese Fuaga to the Saints at 14, EDGE Laiatu Latu to the Colts at 15, defensive tackle Byron Murphy II to the Seahawks at 16, EDGE Dallas Turner to the Vikings at 17, tackle Amarius Mims to the Bengals at 18, EDGE Jared Verse to the Rams at 19, and tackle Troy Fautanu to the Steelers at 20.

    He joins an EDGE rotation that in 2024 will include Jaelan Phillips, Bradley Chubb and Shaq Barrett.

    The Dolphins picked Robinson over the following highly rated players still available:

    • CB Terrion Arnold
    • DT Johnny Newton
    • DB Cooper DeJean
    • CB Quinyon Mitchell
    • WR Brian Thomas
    • IOL Graham Barton

    Robinson has truly special athleticism for a man his size.

    According to the Relative Athletic Score, Robinson tested in the 98th percentile for his position at the NFL Scouting Combine.

    He had off-the-charts results in the 40-yard dash (4.48) — including absurd splits at 10 (1.53) and 20 yards (2.6) — the broad jump (10’8″), and shuttle (4.25).

    But this isn’t some workout warrior who disappears on film.

    “Robinson’s physical build is unique,” PFN draft analyst Ian Cummings writes in Robinson’s draft profile. “He doesn’t have the elite length or raw power element that many crave in top-tier EDGE defenders. But Robinson nevertheless wins with all kinds of different qualities, and he compensates in the power realm with his momentum generation, strength, leverage, and relentless drive.

    “Robinson’s elite explosive athleticism and play speed can send tackles careening off the snap, and his high-end ankle flexion only makes his speed more potent. Robinson’s burst and bend are overwhelming qualities, and he can capitalize on those traits with active hands.

    “There’s still room for Robinson to further fill out his pass-rush arsenal and be more consistent with his power, but he’s ultimately a maniacal hot-motor attacker with the bedrock athletic traits to be an instant disruptor, and he can do so from all alignments. The flashes of combo work and combative hand usage invite excitement for his projection.”

    If there is a knock on Robinson, it’s that his stats in college — which include just 11.5 sacks in 30 games — are kind of underwhelming.

    Robinson in 2024 would be a situational player, but adding him to a speed pass rush package could be absolutely lethal. In an ideal world, he’d be on the field for 25 snaps or so a game — but those 25 snaps would be among the most important.

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    “Robinson profiles best as a stand-up EDGE in odd and hybrid-front schemes, but the most creative defensive coordinators have the best chance of maximizing Robinson’s output,” Cummings writes. “He’s a game wrecker at the end of the day who can be weaponized to exploit mismatches all across the line. Pressure and pandemonium — that’s what he generates, without fail.”

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