May 27, 2024

Miami Dolphins’ first-round pick Chop Robinson engaged in a virtual media session with South Florida reporters following his selection as the 21st overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft. Robinson covered various topics, including his interactions with the Dolphins before the draft, comparisons to Micah Parsons, and his thoughts on joining the team in Miami.

Reflecting on the call he received from General Manager Chris Grier, Robinson described it as a discussion about football and the defensive system he would be a part of, emphasizing Grier’s interest in getting to know him personally.

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Robinson acknowledged the frequent communication he had with the Dolphins from the NFL Combine to Pro Day, highlighting the ongoing dialogue leading up to the draft.

Regarding comparisons to Micah Parsons, Robinson focused on their shared speed and ability to bend around offensive linemen, despite acknowledging modest sack numbers during his college career. He attributed his sack productivity to inconsistency in using his hands but expressed confidence in his improvement through offseason work.

Excited about joining the Dolphins, Robinson spoke positively about learning from veteran teammates like Jaelan Phillips, Bradley Chubb, and Shaq Barrett. With Phillips and Chubb recovering from injuries, Robinson sees an opportunity to contribute immediately and later transition into a pass-rush rotation.

Robinson emphasized the significance of his football journey, motivated by personal losses and sacrifices, and expressed gratitude for achieving his dream while acknowledging the continuous effort required.

Regarding the Dolphins’ defensive scheme under new coordinator Anthony Weaver, Robinson noted its similarity to the system he played in at Penn State, expressing comfort with the role and position versatility it offers.

Finally, Robinson mentioned his family’s excitement about watching him play in Miami’s warmer climate compared to the cold conditions at Penn State, indicating their anticipation for a change in scenery.

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