The New York Giants‘ defense is the strength of their roster. The Giants have a handful of talented young players on the defensive side of the ball to build around. The Giants’ veterans keep the defense sturdy, but it is the youth that keeps the defense exciting. Rookie cornerback Aaron Robinson is an exciting young talent featured in the Giants’ secondary.
Aaron Robinson has seen increased playing time in recent weeks. The rookie out of UCF spent a large portion of the season on the PUP list, dealing with a core injury suffered before the regular season began. Robinson was finally healthy and activated to the 53-man roster in Week 8.
ARob seldom saw the field in his first three appearances. However, in the past two weeks, Robinson has seen the field more and more and even played 100% of the team’s defensive snaps against the Miami Dolphins this past Sunday. Starting cornerback Adoree’ Jackson was OUT in Week 13, leading to Robinson’s increased usage versus Miami. But once again this week, Jackson will be out, putting Aaron Robinson in line for another lengthy outing versus the Chargers this weekend.
Aaron Robinson playing 100% of defensive snaps
Aaron Robinson played 100% of the Giants’ defensive snaps in Week 13 versus the Miami Dolphins. The Giants were short at corner with Adoree’ Jackson out, so Robinson took over as the starter. Robinson was targeted 8 times on Sunday, allowing 6 receptions for 65 yards. In Week 12 against the Eagles, Aaron Robinson allowed only 1 reception for 19 yards on 5 targets.
On the year, Aaron Robinson has seen the field for 152 defensive snaps. In that playing time, Robinson has been targeted in coverage 16 times, allowing 9 receptions for 109 yards and 0 touchdowns while also earning 3 passes defended and 14 combined tackles.
Looking ahead to this Sunday’s Week 14 matchup, Robinson has a great challenge at hand. The Los Angeles Chargers possess one of the NFL’s most talented wide receiver corps. Keenan Allen and Mike Williams are both premiere receiving options for the strong-arm second-year quarterback Justin Herbert. Keenan Allen has totaled 929 receiving yards this season and Mike Williams has totaled 854 receiving yards this season. The Chargers like to air it out, and they have the playmakers necessary to do so. This will be an ultimate test for Aaron Robinson as he tries to prove his worth in the final stretch of the New York Giants’ season.