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Round 4 picks are in

Post  Pizan on Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:48 pm

TE Adrien Robinson and OT Brandon Mosely

Two developmental picks.

Robinson - I don't know much about him but Garafolo said we had him in for a visit and were in love with him. I hear hes a bit of an underachiever.

Robinson, 23, is extremely athletic at nearly 6-foot-5 and 264 pounds, running the 40-yard dash in 4.51 and 4.58 seconds at his campus Pro Day workout. He registered a 39 1/2 inch vertical leap, an 11-3 broad jump, an 11.59 in the 60-yard shuttle and a 7.11 three-cone drill.

Mosely - Hasn't played much OT. Played in a spread offense at Auburn. Hes a big guy though with long arms and moves pretty well for a big man.
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Re: Round 4 picks are in

Post  Pizan on Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:42 pm



OVERVIEW

Robinson emerged as the Bearcats’ full-time starter in his senior year. Used mostly as a blocker, he managed to come up with several key touchdown receptions, along with hauling in a 72-yarder vs. Miami that was the longest pass play by Cincinnati in 2011.

The tight end has a tall frame with very good muscle definition, split high, long legs and arms, good bubble and thick thighs. He shows good aggression as a blocker, staying low in his pads with a wide base to work in combination with the tackles when playing in-line. The thing you see on film is that he is quick to locate and neutralize second level defenders.

Robinson uses his arms effectively to seal vs. the edge rush and has a quick kick slide to retreat. As proven by his 72-yard catch-&-run vs. Miami, he is a punishing runner after the catch that easily breaks low tackles and you need to wrap him securely in order to bring him down. He displays good field vision, spotting the coverage and recognizing the open lanes.

The senior shows good aggression and excellent concentration going for the ball in a crowd. He has valid hands and good extension to catch outside the frame, doing a nice job of shielding the ball from defenders and has pretty good leaping ability to compete for jump balls, as he knows how to use his long arms and timing to get to the ball at its high point. He also uses his hands with good force to defeat the jam and is slippery enough to get past the press and into his routes.

While not used often, Robinson is especially effective on stop, comeback, outs and shallow crossing patterns. He has very good field vision, as more that 65% of his pass receptions came from working back when the pocket was pressured. He possesses the lower body strength to power through arm tackles, along with nimble feet, using them well to sidestep low tackles.

Robinson plays at a low pad level, shifting his pads low enough to gain advantage and sustain in his drive blocks. He excels at executing the chip block, taking good angles when stalking second level defenders. He is also alert to stunts and blitzes, getting out in front to impact edge rushers.


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Re: Round 4 picks are in

Post  Pizan on Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:44 pm




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In just two short seasons, Mosley has not only transformed his body from 270 pounds to 318, he has also transformed his game, as he converted from tight end, to defensive end before arriving on Auburn’s campus in 2010. The junior college recruit then made a rapid progression to the offensive line for the Tigers, going on to start his final 24 games in an Auburn uniform.

A relatively unknown prospect coming out of Jefferson High School player, he earned All-Region honors during his sophomore campaign. Over the next two seasons, he also competed as a punter and linebacker. As a senior, he was an All-Region defensive choice, adding first-team Class A All-State honors as a tight end, as the Dragons compiled an 8-4 record, finishing second in the Georgia 8A ranks in 2007. He also lettered in basketball, earning All-Region accolades in that sport.

When major colleges failed to recruit Mosley, he spent time at Georgia Military Institute in 2008 before enrolling at Coffeyville Junior College. In 2009, he saw action as both a tight end and defensive end for the Red Ravens. He was an All-Jayhawk Community College Conference selection on offense, as he snared twelve passes for 219 yards (18.3 ypc) and two touchdowns, in addition to posting 59 knockdowns and ten touchdown-resulting blocks. On the defensive side, he recorded 35 tackles (23 solos) with 3.5 stops-for-loss, two fumble recoveries and a blocked kick.

Mosley joined Auburn University in 2010, as he was originally recruited as a tight end, but he bulked up over the summer, reporting to August camp at 300 pounds. The coaches felt that the best way to capitalize on his blocking skills was to shift him to the offensive line. He quickly adapted to life in the trenches, and after serving as Lee Ziemba’s back-up at left offensive tackle for the first three games, he replaced A.J. Greene in the lineup at right tackle.

The reason for the change was that Greene had given up five sacks in those three contests. In Moseley’s final eleven games as the starting right tackle, the front wall was charged with only eighteen more sacks. The team’s march to the national title saw the Tigers lead the Southeastern Conference and rank seventh in the nation with an average of 499.21 yards per game in total offense.

With the 2011 NFL Draft’s top pick, Cam Newton now suiting up for Carolina, the Tigers offense struggled for an identity in 2011. The offense finished 100th among the 120 major colleges, averaging just 337.85 yards per game. The culprit for that drop from the previous season was the Tigers’ inability to replace Newton in the lineup, as they averaged only 155.54 aerial yards per game (105th nationally).

Mosley was one of the few bright spots for the offensive unit, though. He produced 13 touchdown-resulting blocks with 99 knockdowns, leading the team in both categories. He also recorded tackles after interceptions by his opponents – one each in the Florida Atlantic and Arkansas contests. For his performance, the senior captured All-Southeastern Conference second-team honors.
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Re: Round 4 picks are in

Post  Big_Pete on Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:15 pm

I like both these picks

TE Adrien Robinson is a guy I have heard good things about. There wasn't enough info out there for me to find out too much about this guy. He has good physical tools and blocks well. Sure he is raw, but I think he has a lot of potential. Maybe he can develop into an all round TE.

OT Brandon Mosely is a guy I really like, he has very good physical tools, he just needs to get stronger and improve his technique. But he can likely play either tackle spot.
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Re: Round 4 picks are in

Post  Big_Pete on Sat Apr 28, 2012 9:49 pm

the front office talk about TE Adrien Robinon

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“From a standpoint of drafting where we were at the bottom of the round each round and remaining there, I think we have addressed some of the circumstances that we had to address with quality, quality people.” Coughlin said.

The final-day selection likely to get the most attention is Robinson. Reese compared him to the team’s 2010 first-round choice, defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul, in terms of being a raw talent with limitless potential. Robinson will benefit from working under Michael Pope, widely considered to be the NFL’s finest tight ends coach.

“We really think this guy has a huge upside,” Reese said. “He is a big, big man; long arms. He didn’t catch a lot of balls for them. But he is kind of a late bloomer who has really come on. And we think this guy is kind of a JPP of tight ends. We like these kind of people. We will get Mike Pope involved with this guy. We brought him in for one of the (pre-draft) visits. We are excited about him. We think he can really come on and develop and be a terrific football player for us. So it is very exciting for us to get him.

“He is just a big, gigantic man with long arms. And he is really a good athlete. This guy is almost 6-5, 270 pounds. He ran 4.57. He has got those freakish athletic numbers. He hasn’t scratched the surface – like JPP. When we got Jason we said, ‘This guy hasn’t scratched the surface.’ And Jason still has a lot of learning to do – (he is) continuing to grow. This kid hasn’t scratched the surface yet. He has a chance to be really something, we think.”

“Adrien Robinson is a guy who we really like athletically,” Coughlin said. “He did an outstanding job in his workout. (He) doesn’t have much to show for his collegiate career – not many catches. Was a move guy – did some good things with the move action. Blocked in space pretty well. Wasn’t used that much as a receiver. We do think he has those qualities, but he’s a big kid. He’s much more than that. We think he can develop. We think with Mike Pope, just like a lot of people think, he can become the player that we hope that he will be.”

Robinson played four seasons at Cincinnati. An outstanding blocker, he caught 29 career passes for 434 yards and five touchdowns. As a senior in 2011, Robinson had career-high totals of 12 receptions for 183 yards and three scores. He believes he could have been productive had the Bearcats not had such a run-heavy offense.

“It wasn’t bad for me because that was just how our offense was,” Robinson said. “We had a good running back in Isaiah Pead. He went over 1, 000 yards. For me, personally, blocking was something I felt like I needed to work on the most. So individually, I think it actually helped me out because I got to block a lot more.

“I think I’ve gotten 10 strides better because I had (Cincinnati tight ends) Coach (Dave) Johnson. He coached at Georgia for seven or eight years. .. He taught me a lot about footwork and angles and leverage and understanding where to be on the football field. I think I improved a lot as far as my blocking goes.”
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Re: Round 4 picks are in

Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Sun Apr 29, 2012 5:55 pm

Brandon Mosley looks like he would project better as an inside guard to me.
The same could be said for James Brewer imo. Both big strong guys but play with a little bit of lead in their shoes.
Sean Locklear may be our best option at right tackle this season.

Not a lot out there on Adrien Robinson but the little bit I saw was good. A big fast TE that hasn't been thrown to a lot, but had no drops last year and it gave him a chance to work on his blocking technique.
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Re: Round 4 picks are in

Post  Pizan on Sun Apr 29, 2012 9:54 pm

I agree Todd. Even though it's tough to project I think because Mosely comes from a spread offense he would have a faster transition to guard anyway. Brewer better get his shit together or this is going to be a short stay for him. He didn't dress a game last year and we add 3 potential tackles this offseason.

I think Diehl is our best option at RT with Petrus and Boothe competing at LG. Locklear would be the swing tackle.


Robinson is athletically gifted, his numbers are crazy. I have full confidence that he'll develop under mike pope but underachievers always scare me.
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