Giants GM Jerry Reese on Robinson: "We really think this guy has a huge up-side. He is a big, big man; long arms. He didn’t catch a lot of balls for them. But he is kind of a late bloomer who has really come on. And we think this guy is kind of a JPP of tight ends. We like these kind of people. We will get Mike Pope involved with this guy. We brought him in for one of the visits. We are excited about him. We think he can really come on and develop and be a terrific football player for us. So it is very exciting for us to get him."
Santucci's take on Robinson......
Durability: Grade C....He played sparingly over his four-year career at Cincinnati. In 2011, he had his most consistent year, playing in 12 of the team's 14 games.
Size: Grade A....Robinson is tall—he's 6' 4". And he has the size to help in the blocking game and could be a backup for Bear Pascoe.
Production: Grade D....Robinson only caught 12 passes for 183 yards and three touchdowns in 2011. He did have four catches for 16 yards in the Liberty Bowl, which was the most catches he had in a game all year.
His overall production is somewhat consistent. Over his four-year career at Cincinnati, Robinson only secured 29 receptions for 434 yards and five TDs.
Speed: Grade B....His speed for a big man is exceptional. At 264 pounds, Robinson turned in a 4.56-second 40-yard dash at the combine.
The knock on Robinson is that he does not play at full speed during the game. His straight away speed is wasted, as he does not use his ability to create space for the quarterback to feed him the ball.
Ball Skills: Incomplete....Robinson has improved his play with good concentration while extending his hands from his body in the limited times he has been called upon.
His lack of production does leave this category a bit incomplete because Robinson only is catching one ball a game.
NFL Ready: Grade D....Robinson has not played much football and has little experience catching passes during a football game. He is a project that was projected to be a seventh-round pick, but his stellar performance at his pro-day must have stuck with the Giants scouts.
Need: Grade D....The Giants needed a tight end—desperately; however, one would think the Giants might draft a player who actually has experience as a tight end.
That job description comes with the experience of blocking, catching passes and running with the ball. Robinson has put in the work as you can see from his four-year tenure at Cincinnati, but he just lacks the experience at the college level that the Giants need to transfer to the pros.
Extras: Grade D.....He works out well in a controlled atmosphere and could be a good special teams player.
Footwork: B....Robinson has good footwork around the line, especially for blocking. He has the ability to pick up blocks and bend his big body when he needs to create leverage.
Overall Grade: D
Giants GM Jerry Reese on Mosely: "Big, tough, smart; just like we like in our offensive line room. He reminds us somewhat of David Diehl. This guy has a good concept. He understands; knows how to play. We think he is going to be a good addition. We think he could go in there and play some guard as well if we needed him to play some guard. But he is an offensive tackle."
Santucci's take on Mosely....
Durability: Grade A....Since transferring from junior college, Mosley has started 24 games at tackle for Auburn over the last two years.
Size: Grade A....Mosley is big at 6'4" and 318 pounds. His girth will allow the big man to compete against the best defensive ends in the game. This former tight end put in the work to get bigger and stronger to play at the next level. (Mosley weighed just 270 pounds in 2009.)
Production: Grade B....Mosley started 13 games at right tackle for Auburn and earned second-team All SEC. The tackle blocked for Cam Newton in 2010.
Speed: Grade B.....Mosley has good feet to wall off defenders and get to the next level when needed.
NFL Ready: Grade C....Unfortunately, Mosley played in the spread offense at Auburn. There will be a learning curve for the new tackle as he develops his skills in a completely different way.
The Giants are going to need Mosley to grow as a smash mouth run blocker especially with the addition of first round pick David Wilson. The experience of walling off players in the Auburn spread offensive could be helpful in picking up the pass-blocking techniques.
Need: Grade B....The Giants were thin at offensive line, and Mosley is a big body who works hard. He will push James Brewer and David Diehl—if Diehl is moved over. The right tackle position will have some competition.
Extras: Grade A....Since Mosley was a tight end, the Giants newest tackle will be able to "pull" when the Giants need him to.
Big Blue also likes to run "tackle eligible" at least two times a game. Mosley is a former tight end who caught 12 passes for 219 yards and two touchdowns at Coffeyville Junior College.
Footwork: B....Giants guard Mitch Petrus was a former fullback in college. With Mosley being a former tight end, the two young lineman would create an exceptional athletic offensive line.
These players will allow the Giants "pull" and work in space against some very good defensive ends.
Overall Grade: B