Alabama ran all kinds of read-option plays and quarterback runs, along with misdirection plays, to constantly try to keep defenses off balance. With all the talent Nick Saban pulls into that place, having an offense that can fool you as well as punch you right in the mouth is damn near unfair!
What I appreciated about the diverse approach was all of the different kinds of blocks it allowed me to see Robinson try to make. One play, you might see Robinson pulling out wide; the next play, he might be base blocking the edge defender; the next play, he might be pulling inside for a QB trap; and the next play, he might be scooping up to the linebacker on the second level.
On the pass protection side, they hardly ever sent any help for Robinson, even though he faced some of the best pass rushers in the country in the games I watched. I’m watching Robinson against Texas A&M edge rusher Myles Garrett, whom many say could be the first pick in the draft. I watched him against Derek Barnett, who should be a top-10 pick. I saw him in limited reps against Auburn edge rusher Carl Lawson, whom I have yet to do a breakdown on.
The Eagles could realistically find two starting cornerbacks in the draft, but Fournette would be awfully difficult to pass up if he’s on the board at No. 14 — after all, Darren Sproles will slow down eventually … I think. Ryan Mathews has thrived in two- and three-headed Cheap Authentic NHL Jerseys backfields, and would be a good bridge for Fournette to not have to shoulder the entire Cheap Embroidered NFL Jerseys load right away. In the second round, the Eagles get the secondary help they so sorely need.