Breaking Down No. 1 Overall 2014 Recruit Cameron Robinson's Highlight Tape

Edwin WeathersbyAnalyst IOctober 3, 2013

Breaking Down No. 1 Overall 2014 Recruit Cameron Robinson's Highlight Tape

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    Cameron Robinson is the nation's No. 1 overall recruit, according to 247Sports. The Alabama commit is perhaps the best left tackle prospect in the past five years, as he has a tremendous skill set.

    Robinson, who is from Louisiana, is 6'5" and 330 pounds. He has quick feet, agility, athleticism, strength and solid instincts for a blocker. The big hog isn't just a myth as a player, as he displays his talent routinely on film.

    His highlight tape is so impressive that it warrants a closer examination.

    Player evaluations are based on review of tape at Scout.comRivals247Sports and ESPNU.

Play No. 1 0:00-0:06

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    On the first play of the tape, Robinson's initial quickness jumps out right off the bat. He gets out of his stance in a hurry, locates his target and shows that he can move well when engaged.

    Robinson could have shown more patience during this play, as he lunges for his target since he was over anxious.


Play No. 2 0:06-0:11

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    Better patience is shown on this play by Robinson. Watch how he plays with more poise and simply shows off his excellent athleticism. Robinson kicks and slides quickly, and he flashes quick hands, but his mirror ability is what's so impressive about this clip.

    He adjusts and re-adjusts in space, plus he shows great recovery quickness.

Play No. 3 0:12-0:15

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    Robinson actually loses this battle. Seeing better hand-placement with his punch, a stronger presence at the point of attack and an anchor to halt the rusher's progress is desired from Robinson on this play.

    He must learn to consistently play big, strong and stout when striking rushers.

Play No. 4 0:27-0:31

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    Here is where Robinson plays to his size at the point of attack. He rolls out of his stance with adequate quickness and uses his strength to move the defender off their mark.

    Robinson could bring his feet a bit more upon contact and get better hand-placement, but his size and solid power help him finish the block.

Play No. 5 0:32-0:36

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    This appears to be the identical play to Play No. 4, but from a different angle. Robinson is a blocker with NFL potential, and he's flashing those type of skills on this highlight tape.

    With some refinement, technique work and in-game reps, he should be a great one at Alabama. He is a better offensive line prospect than 2013 Ole Miss-signee Laremy Tunsil.

Play No. 6 0:37-0:43

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    On this play, Robinson displays good initial and lateral quickness at the snap. He quickly realizes the advantage of the leverage and angle he has on the defender, and capitalizes on it by driving his opponent into the ground.

    Robinson needs to refine his footwork, but he does show solid strength and a finisher's mentality as a run-blocker on this play. He also does a better job of bringing his feet with him on contact.

Play No. 7 0:44-0:51

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    Robinson exhibits impressive quickness, explosion out of his stance, agility and power on this play. He performs a scoop-block, or combo-block, depending on what an offensive line coach calls it.

    Robinson attacks the play-side defensive tackle and then makes his presence known on the second level by reaching up to the "Mike" linebacker. Although he could have sustained this block longer, Robinson does play big and powerful at the point of attack.

    This is a play where his athleticism and strength impact his offense's running game. 

2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map

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    Robinson can be located on the 2014 Bleacher Report College Football Recruiting Heat Map! Use this resource to find him, and many more of the top recruits in America.

    Edwin Weathersby is the College Football Recruiting Analyst for Bleacher Report. He has worked in scouting/player personnel departments for three professional football teams, including the New York Giants and Cleveland Browns.