Much is expected from the updated list of New York Giants next season, but in particular one player is considered the biggest player on the team, which is currently flying under the radar.
Patrick Walker of CBS Sports named second-year cornerback Aaron Robinson as the Giants’ most likely candidate to be a “candidate under the radar,” noting:
Another who failed to realize his potential early due to injury was Robinson, who missed about half a year as a rookie because of it, but his return was met with many repetitions as he was expected to increase rapidly due to injury. his defensive compatriots. It was a challenge to see exactly what Robinson might be like at the NFL, based on an amusement park train, which was his new campaign, but his collegiate tape helps provide perspective in identifying his potential – of which he has plenty. And with James Bradbury gone, look for new hire head coach Brian Daball to turn to Robinson early and often, a plan that could lead him to a 2022 breakout season or very close.
Walker’s choice came as no surprise as it became increasingly clear what the team planned for the former UCF star in 2022. Robinson, based on his spring workload – he was one of several players wearing a red medical jersey, so representatives his team was limited – indeed, the leading candidate is now to replace James Bradbury as a starting outfielder.
Aaron Robinson is defending against the wide successor of the Chicago Bears Darnell Mooney.
Aaron Robinson takes a breath during the Giants’ mandatory mini-camp.
Aaron Robinson worked on a report during the 2021 Rookie Minicamp.
In Central Florida, Robinson played 1,152 of his 1,683 defensive shots in the slot and only 292 clicks outside, but most of those slot shots were taken last season.
Overall, he ended his career in college, allowing 63 of 113 pass targets to be completed (55.8 percent) for 665 yards (332 yards after catch) and six touchdowns, with three interceptions and 15 interceptions.
Playing primarily in the slot in the 2019-2020 seasons, Robinson allowed 43 of 80 targets to be completed (53.7 percent) for 446 yards (186 yards after catch) and four touchdowns with three interceptions.
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While Robinson’s size (6 ft-1) makes it an attractive option in the slot, where opposing distractions become more tricky in terms of using larger players in this position, most of the larger, more physical receivers in the game are still still lined up outside.
Robinson, who came to the Giants with a reputation for being able to play a cover-up game from the press, actually played more photos outside than in the slot (149 to 92) when he finally got medical permission to play last season. He did well, allowing 57.1 percent of his assist goals (16 of 28) to be completed in 153 yards (61 yards after catch) and one touchdown, with two interceptions.
It’s no surprise that he’s an early favorite to replace Brabury from the outside.
“I think leaving him outside will simplify his world and allow him to play fast,” defender Jerome Henderson said earlier this spring. “I’m excited to see what he’s doing there.”
Robinson took the opportunity and even saw an advantage in the game from the outside.
“Just by being in the slot, there are more greens to work with,” he said. “We, like the DBs, the sideline is our friend.”
Robinson, who missed most of the rookie season while recovering from a major muscle injury, just needs to stay healthy on the field to fulfill Walker’s prophecy.