Birds Eye View on 2024: Chop Robinson


Hi all, welcome to another edition of Birds Eye View where we take a look at intriguing prospects who might be players of interest for the Eagles in the upcoming draft.

Demeioun "Chop" Robinson (EDGE) (Penn State)

Height: 6 ft 3in | Weight: 250lbs | Prospect Rank: #28

Accolade: 2022 All Big-Ten

"Chop Robinson showcases an explosive first step that sets the stage for him to develop into a dominant pass rusher on the next level."


  • Explosive first step as a pass rusher
  • Relentless motor
  • Strength at the point of attack is a plus
  • Ability to drop in coverage
  • Gives 100% effort on every down
  • Identifying run keys
  • Block deconstruction
  • Pass rush repertoire/counter arsenal

2021: 19 tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks in 8 games.
2022: 26 tackles, 10 tackles for loss, 5.5 sacks, 1 forced fumble and 1 pass breakup.


Chop Robinson is the next explosive stand-up pass rusher to come out of Penn State after Arnold Ebiketie, Odafe Oweh, and Yetur Gross-Matos. With elite athleticism and burst, Robinson is an impact player on the field when he's rushing the passer, or when he's dropping into coverage. At the snap, he has an explosive first step, which he uses to get around offensive lineman. He likes to use both the swim move and the rip-and-dip move to run the arc.

Robinson does require some improvements in both pass rushing and run defending. As a pass rusher, he doesn't have a particularly large variety of moves, and tends to rush around the outside. He could stand to develop some inside track counter moves. As a run defender, he doesn't move laterally with much urgency and will need coaching on diagnosing run plays, breaking off blocks, and moving to the boundary.

Overall, Robinson has all the tools and athleticism to become a dominant pass rusher at the next level. There are just minimal aspects of his game that he'll need to improve on to become a more well-rounded player.


There's never a good reason to not load up on good pass rushers. The Eagles drafted high upside EDGE Nolan Smith this year, with the intention of him being mentored by Haason Reddick. Speaking of Reddick, his deal will be up at the end of the 2024 season, and with Nick Bosa just receiving a huge payday there's a chance he could be out of the Eagles price range to retain. Josh Sweat is also only signed through 2024, and there will be a need to replace both Derek Barnett and Brandon Graham, pending any 1-year deals made during that offseason.

Draft Projection: Round 1

NFL Comparison: Shaq Barrett