James Robinson - Illinois State

Height/Weight - 5'9/219/Hands-8.75"

Age/Birthday - 21 Years Old, (August 8, 1998)

Combine/Pro Day Results - 40-4.64, Vert-40.0", Broad-125.0"

Class - Senior

ConferenceMissouri Valley Conference

NFL Draft Projection - Round 6-7

College Stats -

2019 - Rushing: 364/1899/5.2/18  Receiving: 16/80/5.0/0

2018 - Rushing: 205/1290/6.3/12  Receiving: 21/164/7.8/1


NFL Player Comparison - Michael Turner, Kenneth Dixon

Current ADP - 6:04 (Rookie Drafts), 300+ (Start Ups)

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Player Notes Pros

  • Took his game to another level in 2018, becoming a finalist for the Walter Payton Award

  • Robinson rose to first-team AP All-American and all-conference honors in 2019

  • Caught 16 passes for 80 yards in 19' while leading his team to the national title game

  • Reliable runner with nice feel for run lane development with above average burst

  • Robinson's feet, finesse and vision allow to probe from gap to gap with ease & fluidity

  • Well rounded enough to compete for a relevant roster spot if he runs to his size & skill

  • Gobbled up yardage & touchdowns as three-year starter with moster production

  • Low maintenance, blue collar work ethic, patience & vision to find daylight in end zone

  • Effective jump step eludes early penetrators, balances through contact on any angle

  • Anticipates run lane development, hides behind blocks, cutting off of them last second

  • Excellent recognition to scan and find blitzers, will step up & lay it down in pass pro


Player Notes Cons


  • Tighter NFL running lanes mean he'll need to be more physical & urgent to succeed

  • More than 500 carries under his belt in just the last two years, durability concers?

  • Lacks acceleration to free himself outside, interior moves are fluid but not fast or elite

  • Missing that quick twitch to stack moves without tacklers bearing down on him 

  • Needs to run with better interior decisiveness as a pro, inclined to bounce it wide

  • Runs into contact rather than through it, has to run with greater quickness & urgency