Writers of Pro Football Prospectus 2008

31 Mar 2009

Brian Robiskie: All in the Family

This Washington Post feature on Ohio State receiver Brian Robiskie covers his relationship with dad Terry (who's currently the Falcons' receivers coach), his career with the Buckeyes, and what's ahead in the NFL.

Posted by: Doug Farrar on 31 Mar 2009

3 comments, Last at 08 Apr 2009, 1:41pm by Will


by Tom Gower :: Tue, 03/31/2009 - 2:36pm

I wonder how many more receivers would be high round NFL draft picks if their father was an NFL wide receiver coach.

I've watched a lot of Buckeye football over the last 6-7 years, probably too much, and in terms of pro prospects, I think he's clearly no higher than 5th, clearly behind Holmes, Ginn, Jenkins, and Gonzalez. I don't think he played as fast as his 40 time indicates, and I bet he's a lot closer to his ceiling than most guys because of the school and pedigree. He really looks more like a 3rd round guy than a 1st round guy to me. For the record, I thought the same about Gonzalez, who I think the jury is still out on, but it's even stronger here.

by Bobman :: Sun, 04/05/2009 - 1:12am

Gonzo? I don't think the jury's out on him. Yes, he plays in a system and with a QB that will help any receiver, but his talents are perfect for the Colts and he could surely be a consistent 85 catch, 1,200 yard, 9 TD guy, or even do better. 6-7 years of that, plus his early production = a pretty stellar career. Guys always start slowly in Indy and Gonzo was forced to pick up slack as a rookie with Harrison getting hurt. Colts fans love him. People were down on Reggie Wayne after a couple years as well. No need.

by Will :: Wed, 04/08/2009 - 1:41pm

Agreed on the speed of Robiskie. LSU put single coverage on him in the NC game. Watching a lot of games, Brian Hartline seemed to "play" faster than Robiskie.