3 Perfect NFL Draft Fits for Missouri Edge Darius Robinson

Darius Robinson is flying up draft boards after a stellar performance at the Senior Bowl
Darius Robinson is flying up draft boards after a stellar performance at the Senior Bowl / Joe Puetz-USA TODAY Sports
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Missouri pass-rushing phenom Darius Robinson has been one of the biggest winners of the pre-draft process thus far. He dominated at the Senior Bowl and is now garnering speculation that he could even be drafted in the top 10 overall picks.

At 6'5" and 296 LBs, Robinson has an impressive blend of speed and power that helped him garner 8.5 sacks in his final nine games as a Tiger. His pass-rushing moves were on full display during individual drills at the Senior Bowl, and it's easy to imagine him anchoring a defensive line for years to come.

Teams can never have too many pass rushers, especially ones as talented as Robinson. Let's look at three perfect NFL draft fits for the former Tiger as the NFL Combine gets underway this week.

3 Perfect NFL Draft Fits for Missouri Star Darius Robinson

1. Chicago Bears

The Bears figure to be busy in the weeks leading up to the draft, with the first and ninth selections and a decision to make on Justin Fields' future. It's been speculated that Chicago could trade Fields for a second-round pick, at which point Robinson would be an ideal target.

Montez Sweat was acquired in a midseason trade and notched six sacks in eight games. He and Robinson could anchor the defensive line and give the Bears one of the more formidable pass-rushing combinations in the NFC.

Pairing Robinson with Sweat would benefit the rookie and allow him to develop his game while the veteran commands the majority of the offensive line's attention. With a powerful frame and ability to bull rush weaker linemen, Robinson could quickly generate sacks for a rebuilding Chicago team.

If he continues his meteoric rise during this pre-draft process and has a good showing at the combine, Robinson could find himself out of the Bears' range unless they're willing to use that ninth pick.

Based on Mel Kiper's projection, they just might have to anyway. While the Bears have a lot of needs across the roster, there are other teams closer to contention that could benefit from Robinson's services as well.

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