One of the top prizes of the 2010 recruiting class, Crisp was among the highest-ranked recruits with his choice of schools, but chose to stay close to home and signed with NC State. He became the full-time starter at left tackle in 2012, but a broken tailbone in the season opener limited him all season. Crisp returned in 2013 as a senior, but a concussion in the second game ended his season and he was awarded a medical redshirt waiver. He returned during the summer of 2014 and started all 14 games as a redshirt senior left tackle.
Crisp possesses a wide base with a NFL frame, long arms and stone hands to keep distance between him and rushers, but he tends to let his arms to get wide and needs to stay inside his man. He is polite off the field, but also too polite on the field and needs to play with more of a nasty streak. Crisp has enough athleticism and lower body coordination to play tackle in the NFL, but his extensive durability history is a strong concern for teams.
07/24/2014 - Other N.C. State prospects to watch in 2014: OT Rob Crisp...Big, athletic tackle who has demonstrated quickness, strength and agility that NFL scouts look for, but hasn't been able to stay healthy. After manning the right tackle position for all of his sophomore year (2011), Crisp was injured in the 2012 opener causing him to miss five games, then in 2013, he suffered a concussion in week two and missed the remainder of the season as a result. Granted an extra year of eligibility, Crisp has the chance to draw significant draft consideration if he's able to overcome his only glaring weakness in his final season, and stay healthy. - Derek Stephens, NFLDraftScout.com