Brian Robiskie Scouting Report

NFL Draft > 2009 Prospects > WR > Brian Robiskie

Brian Robiskie Scouting Report

Position: WR
Conference: Big10
School: Ohio State Buckeyes
Year/Status: Drafted
Jersey Number: #80
Height & Weight: 6'3 - 199 lbs.
Drafted 2.4 in 2009 by CLE

2009 NFL Combine Results
40-Yard Dash4.49
Vertical jump37.5
Three-cone drill6.72
20-yard shuttle4.19

2009 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:

Brian Robiskie, WR, Ohio State

Brian Robiskie will make a great possession receiver for some lucky NFL team. Robiskie is the son of an NFL receiver coach, so he's been honing his craft for a long time. Robiskie is definitely the go to guy in the passing game for the Buckeyes, regardless of whether Todd Boeckman or Terelle Pryor was on the field. His career at Ohio State started slowly during his first two years, as he caught just 30 passes for 396 yards playing behind Anthony Gonzalez and Ted Ginn Jr. Once Robiskie got his chance to see significant playing time, he took advantage catching 55 passes for 935 yards and 11 touchdowns as a junior. His 17 yards per reception average last season showed he has the ability to get downfield and stretch defenses when necessary. Robiskie didn't put up quite the numbers this season as last, catching just 42 passes for 535 yards in the Buckeyes' 13 games. Terelle Pryor's emergence has limited Robiskie slightly, because the Buckeyes were much more of a ground oriented team than even before. His 8 touchdown catches this season are evidence that Ohio State still had plenty of confidence in Robiskie in the red zone. Robiskie is an excellent route runner who uses his body very well to shield defenders from the ball. He is a tall, rangy receiver who has soft hands (especially inside of the red zone). He gets off the line well, and rarely catches the ball with his body. The only major knock on Robiskie is his speed. He's not slow by any means, but his average 40 time will have less talented receivers with blazing speed being drafted ahead of him. Some NFL teams might overlook his 40 time, because on film he can often be seen running by defensive backs on deep routes. The depth of this receiver class hurts his stock a little, but the team drafting him (likely in the third round) will have themselves a reliable possession man for years to come. Brian Robiskie took full advantage of his time at January's Senior Bowl. During the week of practice, it was clear Robiskie was head and shoulders above the other wide receivers in terms of his route running. He'll draw a lot of attention because he's polished enough to contribute right away in the NFL. He finished his week by catching 3 passes for 47 yards during the game. Brian Robiskie continued to impress at the NFL Combine in February. He ran a 4.49 second 40 yard dash and notched a 37.5 inch vertical leap, showing more athleticism than was probably expected. Add this to the fact that he may be the most NFL ready receiver in terms of route running, and he has solidified himself in the second round. Brian Robiskie ran another solid 40 yard dash at his Pro Day. His stock should continue to rise because he is the receiver most capable of making an immediate impact in this entire class. He should be off the board by the middle of the second round, if not sooner.

Last Updated Apr-17-2009 by Randall Weida

0 Comments | Add Yours
There are no comments on this prospect yet.