With a need for players who play in the trenches, the Chicago Bears got a front-row seat to Mizzou's very own Darius Robinson's Senior Bowl practices, and let's just say, the Bears' scouts better have been paying attention.
Standing 6-foot-5 and weighing 286-pounds, Robinson would likely be a defensive end in the Bears' 4-3 defense. That said, in Robinson's time with Mizzou, he moved all around. Whether he was a 3-tech, 5-tech, 6-tech, Robinson was a force. Versatility is an attractive quality, especially on a defensive front without many cemented players. Montez Sweat is probably the only sure starter on that defensive line, whereas the rest of the players can rotate rather interchangeably.
At the Senior Bowl, Robinson has done nothing but raise his stock. Prior to a single snap taken in Mobile, Darius Robinson could've heard his name on Day 2, but now, it's becoming more and more likely that he's a Day 1 guy.
The interchangeability is what really stands out in his game, as well as how freakishly athletic he is. Every rep so far this Senior Bowl, Darius Robinson, is making noise. There have been some names tossed out for who Darius Robinson compares to in the NFL, and J.J. Watt is one of them. You know, the future Hall of Famer, J.J. Watt. Not a bad comp.
If the Chicago Bears trade Justin Fields and gain draft pieces, don't count them out of the Darius Robinson sweepstakes. Eberflus loves defensive freaks on the defensive line, and that's exactly what Darius Robinson is. He's just a fast, strong, physical specimen who will make whichever team drafts him very happy.
So far in the Senior Bowl, Darius Robinson has stolen the show as far as defensive linemen are concerned. For a team trying to build up their trenches like the Chicago Bears are, it's likely that the Bears had eyes all over Robinson. Whether or not he hears the Chicago Bears call his name during the draft, who's to say?