1) Introduction: An injury replacement mid season called up from the practice squad, Luther Robinson had a quick chance to make a good impression. Was he able to set a foundation for a Packers career to come?
- Age: 23
- Born: February 24, 1991, Fort Pierce, Florida
- Height: 6’3″
- Weight: 301
- College: Miami U
- Rookie Year: 2014
- NFL Experience: R
3) Expectations coming into the season: Get on the practice squad. As an undrafted free agent rookie, Robinson was just another face trying to make a name for himself in the melee that is the NFL preseason. While Mike Pennel and Jayrone Elliott managed to make the team, Robinson didn’t fare too badly himself, first by making it on the practice squad followed being promoted to the active roster for week 5 against the Minnesota Vikings.
4) Player’s highlights/low-lights: There’s not much in terms of highlights or lowlights for a player that only got 66 snaps the entire season. Stretching “lowlight” somewhat, week 5 against the Vikings was his worse game, but that’s basically to be expected with a rookie getting called up from the practice squad as a injury fill-in in his very first professional game so I’ll give him a pass.
5) Player’s contribution to the overall team success: Incomplete. Robinson was an injury replacement playing 36 snaps and 21 snaps right out of the gate but as the rest of the defensive line got healthier, Robinson’s playing time decreased significantly to the point that he was a regular game day inactive at the end of the season.
6) Player’s contributions in the playoffs: Incomplete. Robinson did not play a single snap during the playoffs.
7) Intangibles: Essentially nothing is known about Robinson and so everything is intangible when it comes to him.
Season Report Card (Player Grades):
(INC) Level of expectations met during the season
(INC) Contributions to team’s overall success.
(INC) Contributions to team during the playoffs
Overall Grade: INC——————
Thomas Hobbes is a staff writer for Jersey Al’s AllGreenBayPackers.com.
4 thoughts on “Luther Robinson 2014 Report Card – Packers Player Grades”
But from some snaps we can say he might have bright future in NFL…
I am starting to see why they hired Jerry Montgomery. Mike Pennel, Luther Robinson, Josh Boyd, Khyri Thornton are all 6-3, 300 something pounds but are raw. Mike Trgovac probably told McCarthy he needed some counsellors for the football camp that is the D-line. Let’s face it, getting a solid ‘B’ out of our D-line would be exceeding expectations given the materials that we are building with. If we get solid NT play this should be attainable.
Another reason to try to improve the DL via the draft in 2015 or maybe via FA. Thanks, Since ’61
Good evaluation. Robinson did show some good attributes. Razer’s point about bringing in Montgomery to coach up Thornton, Boyd, Robinson, and I would add Datone, is very good. Looking at the roster, Robinson has an uphill climb to make the team next year, especially if TT brings in a defensive lineman or 2 via draft or other moves.
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