With Jordan Mailata and Isaac Seumalo both leaving Week 4’s game versus the Jacksonville Jaguars with injuries, the Philadelphia Eagles moved swiftly on the following Monday to provide themselves some insurance. They announced the signing of interior lineman Tyrese Robinson on Monday.
The six-foot-three, 324-pound guard joins Philly’s practice squad after Britain Covey was added to the 53-man roster on Saturday. If Seumalo misses an extended amount of time, Sua Opeta figures to fill the void until Isaac returns (although some believe that this would be a great time to give rookie second-rounder Cam Jurgens some snaps).
That’s another story for another time. Until then, this is a good time to dedicate some attention to the new guy.
Here are three fun facts about Tyrese Robinson.
There’s some potential here, but no one should be banking on this young man catapulting his way past everyone already on the depth chart. Here’s what we know.
1. Here’s a former teammate of Jalen Hurts.
An undrafted free agent that cut his teeth at the collegiate level with the Oklahoma Sooners, Robinson redshirted in 2017. He played in five games during the 2018 football season before starting his next 38 from 2019 to 2021. He was charged with aiding in the protection of a Heisman candidate named Jalen Hurts in 2020.
2. Accolades aren’t foreign for this former prep and Big 12 star.
Tyrese Robinson played his high school ball at Boyd High School in Texas and was ranked as one of the five best guards (and a top-100 prospect) before finding his way to the Sooners. Last season, during his final run in Norman, he was named a second-team All-Big 12 selection by the Associated Press and an honorable-mention All-Big 12 selection by the league’s coaches.
In his draft profile of Robinson, NFL.com’s Lance Zierlein named him as a priority UDFA and a candidate to earn a spot on the bottom of someone’s roster or their practice squad. He spent a little time with the Washington Commanders before finding his way to the City of Brotherly Love.
3. This is another lump of coal Jeff Stoutland may be able to forge into a diamond.
Robinson isn’t polished. We still trust Eagles offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland’s ability to get the most out of him though.
Tyrese has been criticized for lateral quickness and footwork, but he started at both guard and tackle during his time in Norman before turning in a 5.25-second 40-yard dash and a 4.94-second showing in the 20-yard shuttle ahead of the most recent NFL Draft. He also showcased a 22.5-inch vertical. That isn’t bad for a 324-pounder.
Don’t look for him to crack the starting lineup, but this is a nice addition to the Eagles scout team.