Scouting Report: Jamal Robinson, CB, Albany

#25 | Mitchellville, MD | 5090 | 178 | 4.50E | 2018


An immediate impact player who started all four seasons for the Great Danes and has earned a reputation for overachieving, with his gritty style of play. He has been a staple at the boundary corner spot, where he has demonstrated the ability to play cover man corner, in addition to being an impact player against the run (210 career tackles). While he also understands zone concepts, he seems to thrive in man coverage, where he is allowed to utilize his mirror skills—he does an excellent job turning around and locating the ball, while keeping himself between the defender. Despite his short stature, he actually does a nice job in bump and run coverage and stays in the receivers’ chest; he isn’t afraid to mix it up. The coaching staff speaks glowingly of his leadership and high character. He has been an active volunteer member in the community, including work at the Advocacy Center for Sexual Violence, which helps victims on campus and is a three-time member of the CAA All-Academic Team. His older brother James was a four-year starter at Pitt for basketball and currently plays overseas. This is a player who is going to have to overcome the ‘undersized’ label during the draft process but his scrappy demeanor and determination has resulted in him exceeding all expectations since arriving to Albany. His body frame and style of play will remind you some of Donte Deayon (Giants). If given the opportunity, he is certain to make the most of it and will make it difficult for a team to part ways with him.


2017 (Sr.): Started all 11 games for the second consecutive season. … Fourth on the team with 66 tackles (38 solo). … Led UAlbany with 11 passes broken up. … Intercepted a pass against Maine (Oct. 21). … Had five games with at least seven tackles. … Totaled a season-high 12 tackles (six solo) against Maine. … Had 10 tackles (two solo) at Delaware (Nov. 11).

2016 (Jr.): CAA Academic All-Conference Team… Starting cornerback for UAlbany, playing in all 11 games… Completed the year with 53 tackles, two interceptions and seven passes broken up… Eight games with at least five tackles… Started year with seven solo tackles and an interception in win at Buffalo (9/2)… At least five tackles in first five home games, including season-high eight, including four solo, in home win vs. Elon (10/29)… Six tackles, including four solo, in comeback victory at New Hampshire (11/12).

2015 (So.): CAA All-Academic Team … Played in all 11 games with 10 starts … Totaled 58 tackles, including 45 solo … Also forced a fumble, logged an interception, and had six pass breakups … Recorded a season-high 11 tackles (10 solo) vs. New Hampshire (Nov. 14) … Brought down nine (seven solo) at Stony Brook (Nov. 21) … Forced a fumble and had seven tackles (five solo) in win at Delaware (Nov. 7) … Nabbed an interception, broke up two passes, and totaled six unassisted tackles at Richmond (Oct. 31).

2014 (Fr.): CAA Academic All-Conference Team … Played in all 12 games … Totaled 48 tackles, including 32 solo … Broke up eight passes, including a season-high four vs. Richmond (Oct. 11), and also logged an interception vs. the Spiders … Recorded a season-high 10 tackles (5 solo) vs. Delaware (Nov. 8) … Brought down nine each vs. Richmond and Colgate (Oct. 25).

High School: Helped DeMatha win the 2013 Washington Catholic Athletic Conference (WCAC) title … Earned second-team All-WCAC honors as a senior defensive back … Named first-team All-WCAC in 2012 and earned his team’s Most Valuable Defensive Player award … Totaled five interceptions, three fumble recoveries, two blocked field goals, and a blocked punt as a senior … Accrued 11 interceptions, including two for a touchdown, seven fumble recoveries in his career … Served as 2013-14 Vice President in DeMatha’s Student Government.

Personal: Son of Rayna and James Robinson … Has one brother, James … Intends to major in criminal justice.


GP       TCK      BU       INT

2014                12        48        8          1

2015                11        58        7          2

2016                11        53        7          2

2017                11        66        11        1

CAREER           45        215      33        6