New York Jets’ Rookie Camp Profile: Mason Robinson

Dec 28, 2012; Orlando, FL, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights defensive back Mason Robinson (24) returns a punt as Virginia Tech Hokies running back Martin Scales (25) attempts to make the tackle during the second quarter of the 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl at the Citrus Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Douglas Jones-USA TODAY Sports

Today, we are going to take a break from UDFA profiles to do a profile of a camp invitee. Yesterday, this young man was the first player mentioned by Rex Ryan when asked who impressed on the first day of rookie camp. He is a local prospect, graduating from Rutgers University. He played on both sides of the ball in school, and on special teams. We are talking about Mason Robinson.

MEASURABLES

Mason Robinson stands at 5’9″, and weighs in at 187 pounds. At Rutgers’ pro day, Mason ran the forty yard dash in 4.52 seconds (per NFL Draft Scout), which would have put him in the top 5 amongst DBs at the NFL Combine. The video below posted a 4.35 forty time, which obviously is far better.

Here are his stats from Rutgers:

Rushing Receiving Scrimmage
Year School Conf Class Pos Att Yds Avg TD Rec Yds Avg TD Plays Yds Avg TD
2007* Rutgers Big East RB 36 202 5.6 0 0 0 0 36 202 5.6 0
2008* Rutgers Big East SO RB 41 139 3.4 1 12 125 10.4 0 53 264 5.0 1
2009* Rutgers Big East JR WR 1 12 12.0 0 0 0 0 1 12 12.0 0
2010 Rutgers Big East SR WR 0 0 0 1 4 4.0 0 1 4 4.0 0
2011* Rutgers Big East SR DB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012* Rutgers Big East SR DB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Career Rutgers 78 353 4.5 1 13 129 9.9 0 91 482 5.3 1

Here are his kick return stats:

Punt Ret Kick Ret
Year School Conf Class Pos Ret Yds Avg TD Ret Yds Avg TD
2007* Rutgers Big East RB 5 29 5.8 0 14 275 19.6 0
2008* Rutgers Big East SO RB 2 14 7.0 0 2 27 13.5 0
2009* Rutgers Big East JR WR 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 Rutgers Big East SR WR 19 139 7.3 1 6 142 23.7 0
2011* Rutgers Big East SR DB 2 5 2.5 0 0 0 0
2012* Rutgers Big East SR DB 25 119 4.8 0 4 93 23.3 0
Career Rutgers 53 306 5.8 1 26 537 20.7 0

And on defense……………

Tackles Def Int Fumbles
Year School Conf Class Pos Solo Ast Tot Loss Sk Int Yds Avg TD PD FR Yds TD FF
2007* Rutgers Big East RB 0 0 0 0 0 0
2008* Rutgers Big East SO RB 1 0 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2009* Rutgers Big East JR WR 0 0 0 0 0 0
2010 Rutgers Big East SR WR 0 1 1 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011* Rutgers Big East SR DB 2 1 3 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012* Rutgers Big East SR DB 6 8 14 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Career Rutgers 9 10 19 0.0 0.0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

The Jets used him quite a bit on defense during day one of minicamp. Here is some Rutgers video to watch on Mason:

PROS: Mason Robinson has a nose for the football. Whether he is coming over to help, or on his guy man-to-man, he knows where that football is and he can go and get it. I like his footwork when he is working man to man coverage. On kick returns, Mike Westhoff would have loved this kid. He goes north/south, and fast. He doesn’t dance, he takes the ball forward. And his speed is obviously near-elite.

CONS: He may have a tough time with press coverage at the next level. Besides the fact that it doesn’t get used often at the college level, Robinson is small. He might get fought off by bigger receivers at the next level, standing at 5’9″.

Rex Ryan loves versatile players, and Mason Robinson is versatile. He had a good start on day one. We will see if it continues, and he can make a mark on this football team.

Topics: Mason Robinson, New York Jets, Rutgers Scarlet Knights

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  • Rutgers Fan

    He ran a 4.35 Pro Day!!!!! Watch his highlight tape it has the correct Pro Day numbers.

    • TheJetPress

      He did? Wow that is fast. nfldraftscout had the numbers I used, but I see that now on the video. Will acknowledge both numbers in the piece. Thanks for pointing that out

      • Rutgers Fan

        That nfldraftscout also had him listed as a WR, which he is not. If you go to the official Rutgers Pro Day results you will see that the numbers in the video are all correct.

    • matr dontelli iii

      hey rutgers fan, glad or sad that schiano left?

  • Rutgers Fan

    Also his height is 5’10″ or 5′ 11” which is listed on the Rutgers web site.

  • matr dontelli iii

    maybe we didn’t need tavon austin after all… :-)

    • TheJetPress

      haha maybe not

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