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Greg Robinson | Tackle

Team: Auburn Tigers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 10/21/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 305

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Rams selected Auburn OT Greg Robinson with the No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.
Robinson (6-foot-5, 332) won't turn 22 until October after leaving Auburn as a redshirt sophomore. He made 25 starts at left tackle, blocking out the sun for the nation's top rushing offense. A sensational athlete for his size, Robinson ran 4.92 at the Combine with a 9-foot-5 broad jump and did 32 bench-press reps despite vine-like 35-inch arms. A massive, powerful human who is ready to clear alleys in the pros, Robinson is a work in progress as a pass protector, but has every tool needed to succeed in that area. He could begin his NFL career at left guard with Jake Long sticking on the blindside and Rodger Saffold manning right tackle. Thu, May 8, 2014 08:26:00 PM

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The MMQB's Peter King gets the sense the Rams prefer Auburn OL Greg Robinson at No. 2 overall rather than Texas A&M T Jake Matthews and Clemson WR Sammy Watkins.

"A St. Louis contingent went to Auburn on Thursday to work out Robinson; no negatives surfaced," King writes, adding the team really likes Johnny Manziel, and could potentially take him at No. 13. The question is if Manziel will be there at No. 13. We think Robinson would likely play left guard, next to Jake Long, and then move to the edge to take over Long's spot at a later date.
Source: The MMQB
Mon, May 5, 2014 09:34:00 AM

Auburn's Greg Robinson received 11 votes out of 18 as the draft's best OL in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel's poll of NFL scouts.

One scout called Robinson "bust proof." "He's so heavy-handed and so athletic, I think he's going to be the next Orlando Pace," said an executive in personnel for an AFC team. "He's got a chance to be a Hall of Famer some day." Atlanta Falcons general manager Thomas Dimitroff, reported to have heavy interest in Robinson, was quoted in the story: "Greg is a massive man with top-notch athleticism for the position. He's got a lot of natural ability with the arrow definitely pointing up." Robinson won the voting with 80 points, followed by Jake Matthews (76), Taylor Lewan (48), Zack Martin (43), and Cyrus Kouandjio fifth (11). "He's really fundamentally (sound) with his feet but we have not got his hands where I want them yet," said J.B. Grimes, Robinson's line coach in 2013. "And if there is one thing we have got to fix — if I had a chance to do that — it would definitely be his hands, especially in pass protection."
Sat, May 3, 2014 12:02:00 AM

The Falcons, according to CBS' Jason La Canfora, could be targeting Auburn OT Greg Robinson, as opposed to Jadeveon Clowney, if they trade for the No. 1 overall pick.

We aren't buying what La Canfora is selling, here. Not that Atlanta doesn't need an OT -- in fact, they probably need two of them. But to surrender what Houston would demand to move to No. 1 and take Robinson as opposed to standing pat at No. 6 and tabbing Jake Matthews or Taylor Lewan would be a foolish. In addition, if Robinson is the Falcons' target, they'd be better off trading with St. Louis at No. 2 after Houston grabs Clowney. It'd be cheaper.
Source: CBS Sports
Thu, May 1, 2014 10:46:00 PM

ESPN's Adam Schefter writes that the Rams chances of trading the No. 2 pick are "not as good as the team would like."

St. Louis has traded every pick they received from Washington in the RGIII swap, but it might not be able to move the last one -- at least if they want equal value in return. "The issue is, the Rams have to get compensation they want and -- this is the important part -- wind up in a position in which they are comfortable enough to still be able to land a player they value," Schefter wrote. The analyst concluded that his best guess is that "they ultimately will not move the pick." Assuming Jadeveon Clowney goes No. 1, and the Rams stay put, Auburn's Greg Robinson might be the favorite to become the No. 2 selection.
Thu, Apr 24, 2014 09:51:00 PM

Auburn T Greg Robinson grades out as ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay's No. 11 overall draft prospect over the past five years.

"Robinson is the most dominant offensive lineman at the point of attack that I've ever evaluated, and I gave him one of the highest grades I've ever given an O-lineman," McShay wrote. "He has elite size, strength, length and power. He has some mechanical work to do as a pass protector, but he has very good change-of-direction skills for his size." The analyst gave Robinson a "97" grade, which he also assigned to WR A.J. Green, CB Patrick Peterson, DT Marcell Dareus, and S Eric Berry, for point of reference. "The Rams look like a possible fit for Robinson with the No. 2 overall pick, but if he does make it past St. Louis he won't last long," McShay wrote.
Wed, Apr 23, 2014 08:25:00 PM's Joel Erickson reports that Auburn T Greg Robinson has a private workout set up with the St. Louis Rams.

"I have St. Louis coming up," Robinson said. "They can't work me out at their facilities. Anything like that has to be at Auburn or at my high school."Robinson previously had a pre-draft visit with the Rams, and now he'll get an opportunity to workout in front of the Rams brass. With the No. 2 pick, the Rams will be looking to strengthen their offensive line. It's possible that the Rams could move Rodger Saffold inside to play guard and think about Robinson as their new right tackle. Last season, left tackle Jake Long tore his ACL and MCL in his right knee, but should be ready to go in 2014. Robinson would instantly give the Rams a physical presence upfront, while securing them with a future left tackle, once Long's days are over in St. Louis.
Mon, Apr 21, 2014 12:53:00 PM

The Browns will "strongly consider" taking Auburn T Greg Robinson with the No. 4 overall pick in next month's draft, reports the Cleveland Plain Dealer.

Most mocks are dispersing Cleveland a flashy quarterback (Blake Bortles or Johnny Manziel) or wide receiver (Sammy Watkins or Mike Evans), but adding Robinson to All-Pro LT Joe Thomas would make the team's offensive line downright scary. Cleveland is reportedly down on Mitchell Schwartz at right tackle and searching for a long-term solution. St. Louis, sitting at No. 2, reportedly likes Robinson as well.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 09:25:00 PM

The Falcons had a private meeting with Auburn OT Greg Robinson last week and are likely to host him for a pre-draft visit, reports ESPN's Vaughn McClure.

It doesn't seem likely that the draft's elite OT prospect will be available at No. 6, but the Falcons are willing to trade up, as GM Thomas Dimitroff has been saying since the combine. The Birds, who famously swapped five picks to the Browns in 2011 in order to ascend 21 spots to pluck WR Julio Jones with the No. 6 pick, wouldn't need to pony up that much to jump four slots in a swap with the Rams (No. 2) to get a shot at the Tigers' mauler. Robinson would certainly help a porous offensive line, though Atlanta might prefer a pass rusher.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 08:14:00 PM

NFL Media's Charley Casserly grades Auburn T Greg Robinson higher than the Redskins' Trent Williams, the No. 4 overall pick in 2010.

"He reminds me of Williams because both of them are top-rated tackles in the draft," Casserly said. "Williams was a more accomplished pass blocker -- smoother, more athletic, farther along in his ability to protect the quarterback at the left tackle position. Robinson is bigger, more physical, stronger, a better run blocker. Clear edge for Robinson there. ... Even though Robinson is behind Williams as a pass blocker, I think Robinson still has the ability to pass block right now and probably has a bigger upside because of his size and strength." Robinson could go as high as No. 2 to the Rams.
Sun, Apr 20, 2014 04:53:00 PM

After a film study of Auburn T Greg Robinson and Texas A&M T Jake Matthews, Monday Morning Quarterback's Greg A. Bedard concluded that Robinson is the best OT prospect in the draft.

Bedard mentions that Robinson is most often compared to Orlando Pace in NFL circles because of his physical style in run blocking. "Robinson has all the tools and has shown the potential in the pass game; if teams feel he can learn and work at his craft, then Robinson could be an all-time great," Bedard wrote. "It’s a question of how long that will take, and where do you play him in the interim (Robinson would be a devastating left guard for a year or two)." Meanwhile, the writer loves Matthews' positional versatility, writing that he "could play any position on the line, including center (not to mention he has long-snapping experience)." In conclusion: "Matthews is better today, but Robinson’s vast potential shouldn’t be hard to unlock. That makes Robinson my pick as the top tackle prospect in this draft."
Tue, Apr 8, 2014 07:33:00 PM

St. Louis Rams general manager Les Snead, who holds the Nos. 2 and 13 overall picks, has already talked about trade possibilities with "multiple teams."

"We have had some conversations with multiple teams," Snead said on Sunday night. "They’re more flirtatious calls than anything. We have numbers 2 and 13, but Houston has number one. Nobody can really seriously chat with us until they are happy with at least two players. I think what might happen as we get closer to the draft, maybe it comes to fruition what Houston is going to do, maybe it doesn’t, you have more serious talks probably the week of the draft going, ‘Hey, if our player is there at 2, this is what we’re going to offer.’ I think it will get more serious." Snead famously traded the second overall pick to Washington in the 2012 Robert Griffin III trade, receiving first-round picks in '12, ’13 and ’14 and a second-round pick in ’12, so he's got plenty of experience holding an auction.
Mon, Apr 7, 2014 07:18:00 PM

An NFC scout told that Auburn T Greg Robinson is a "phenomenal" prospect.

"In my opinion, he’s the best [OT]," the scout said. "He should go very high." The site quoted two other evaluators who were also smitten with Robinson. An NFC personnel man said: "He just mashes you. From a pure talent standpoint, I think he’s the best." And finally, an AFC executive added: "He’s enormous, but he’s light on his feet. He’ll anchor himself and just stone you."
Sun, Apr 6, 2014 08:02:00 PM

Auburn T Greg Robinson is visiting the Rams on Wednesday, according to CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler.

Robinson is absolutely in play at No. 2 overall. It is noteworthy that general manager Les Snead is attending Jadeveon Clowney's pro day on Wednesday, the same time as this visit, but do not read into it too much. If the team does select Robinson, he could play left guard or right tackle early on, if the rams want to keep Jake Long at left tackle.
Wed, Apr 2, 2014 11:41:00 AM

Despite employing LT Joe Thomas, Cleveland head coach Mike Pettine said the club will consider Auburn T Greg Robinson with the No. 4 pick.

"Outstanding tackle," Pettine said of the Tigers' athletic marvel. "He's a player that has all the measurables. The nice thing that you like about him is the toughness. He's a finisher. He's going to knock you down and he's not going to help you up. I know he's played (guard). If you look at (former Raven) Jonathan Ogden, he was a guard his first year in the NFL and then he ended up transitioning out to tackle. A lot of people don't realize that." CBS Sports' Dane Brugler suggested a Browns-Robinson marriage earlier this week, writing that RT Mitchell Schwartz is better suited to play inside and is a liability on the edge. "(Even if you) have Joe Thomas on the roster at left tackle, you don't want to say we're not going to take him because we have one," Pettine said. "(If) you take a great linemen, especially one that's played other spots, you can put him on the right, you can put him at guard."
Sat, Mar 29, 2014 05:18:00 PM