Robinson should be a surefire first round pick and he’s likely to go in the top 25 selections, but he’s more of a upside/projection pick than a refined player who will succeed immediately.
He has the potential to be a dominant force on the interior of some defense and his skill set/size should make him an attractive option to any team. He’s such a powerful interior player, who can impose his will on the opposing game plan. It’s tough to run right at him and he forces teams to double-team him to keep him out of the play. Even his pass rush has begun to show signs of improvement and some nice potential.
Robinson’s downside is there is a lot more projection involved. At Alabama not only did he benefit from playing with a number of other top talented players, but he wasn’t even asked to be a full time player. They would sub him out for stretches to keep him fresh because they had such a deep roster. If he’s drafted in the first round though, he’s going to be expected to play considerably more and he likely won’t have the same strong supporting cast. He needs to do a better job when rushing the passer and he has to work on winning the leverage game. If he can maintain leverage with his power base, he could be unstoppable.