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Brian Robinson and Phidarian Mathis record solid measurements at Senior Bowl

Brian Robinson Jr. walks off the field with Most Outstanding Offensive Player honor for Alabama in Cotton Bowl Classic
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Two alums from the University of Alabama are preparing to participate in the Reese’s Senior Bowl on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. CT at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Ala.

Brian Robinson and Phidarian Mathis increased their draft value in 2021. Both recorded solid measurements during the weigh-in. Robinson measured at 6’1″ and 226 pounds with a 77 3/8″ wingspan. Mathis came out at 6’3″ and 313 pounds with an 83 4/8″ wingspan. 

Robinson, a Tuscaloosa native, waited five years to be Alabama’s starting running back. 

Alabama vs Cincinnati CFP Semi-Final Alabama running back Brian Robinson Jr. (4) Photo by UA/CrimsonTidePhotos

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CFP Semi-Final
Alabama running back Brian Robinson Jr. (4)
Photo by UA/CrimsonTidePhotos

He produced a 1,300-yard season (1,343) and 14 touchdowns on 271 carries. Robinson won Most Valuable Offensive Player honors for his performance in the Cotton Bowl versus Cincinnati. He totaled 204 yards rushing – the most by any Crimson Tide back in a bowl game. Robinson also improved his skills as a receiver. He caught 35 passes for 296 yards and two touchdowns.

Mathis, a Louisiana native, secured marquee production in his fifth season. He led Alabama’s defensive linemen for tackles (53), tackles for loss (12), sacks (nine), and quarterback hurries (six). Mathis tallied two pass breakups and one forced fumble.

Phidarian Mathis sacks TJ Finley in the Iron Bowl

Photo by Crimson Tide Photo

He earned permanent team captain honors from his peers and provided leadership to his unit.

Robinson and Mathis stand as Day 2 picks. 

Robinson looks to be a second to third-rounder, while Mathis is a concrete second-round pick.

Both look to put on a show at the Senior Bowl.

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Stephen M. Smith is the managing editor and senior writer for Touchdown Alabama Magazine.  You can “like” him on Facebook or “follow” him on Twitter, via @CoachingMSmith.

Stephen Smith is a 2015 graduate of the University of Alabama. He is a senior writer and reporter for Touchdown Alabama Magazine. He has covered Alabama football for 10+ years and his knowledge and coverage of the Crimson Tide's program have made him among the most respected journalist in his field. Smith has been featured on ESPN and several other marquee outlets as an analyst.

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