Arizona Cardinals pick DE Darius Robinson in Round 1 of 2024 NFL draft. What to know

Arizona Cardinals pick DE Darius Robinson in Round 1 of 2024 NFL draft. What to know


The Arizona Cardinals selected Missouri DE Darius Robinson with the No. 27 pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Robinson spent five seasons with the Tigers, with two as a team captain. Here’s everything you need to know about Robinson.

Darius Robinson scouting report

Robinson is an on- and off-field power. He was a mainstay along Mizzou’s defensive line for the past three seasons, switching to defensive end from the interior last season and emerging as an elite edge rusher on Missouri’s Cotton Bowl-winning team. He’s a tremendous bull rusher, and constantly hurried opposition quarterbacks and made plays that don’t show on the stat sheet. Before that standout year, his second as a team captain, he used money accrued from personal NIL deals to purchase and donate backpacks to local children ahead of the school year.

Darius Robinson height, weight

Robinson is listed at 6-foot-5 and weighs in at 285 lbs. He attended Canton High School (Mich.) and is a Southfield, Michigan native.

Darius Robinson college stats

Over 47 games played, Robinson recorded 111 tackles including 21 tackles for loss and 13 sacks. He also notched one forced fumble and recovered one fumble.

Darius Robinson highlights

It won’t show up on any of his stat pages, but during Missouri’s win over Kentucky on the road last season, he whipped past the Wildcats’ left guard before fighting off a solid block to get inside the left tackle, hurrying QB Devin Leary into a hurried and wild throw that went straight into an MU cornerback’s hands. He’s a huge threat off the edge. His size and days as a defensive tackle make him a threat on the interior. He has the footwork to change direction and beat out tackles. It’s why he reached the quarterback in nine straight games to close the 2023 season.

Darius Robinson NFL combine measurables

Darius Robinson followed up an impressive Senior Bowl outing with good results at the NFL Scouting Combine. He had a 4.95-second 40-yard dash and 1.73-second 10-yard split — solid times for an edge rusher. But it’s when you combine that with his measurables that make him a top-50 pick, coming in at 6-5 and with 34½-inch arms.

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