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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."
Apr 8 - 7:33 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.
Apr 7 - 7:18 PM

An NFC scout told NJ.com 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."
Source: NJ.com
Apr 6 - 8:02 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.
Apr 2 - 11:41 AM

NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks debuted Auburn edge rusher Dee Ford at No. 24 on his big board.

Ford more or less took the spot of Minnesota DT Ra'Shede Hageman, who dropped out of the top 25. "Ford shows rare first-step quickness and a relentless motor that produces sacks on extra effort," Brooks wrote. "While some teams will view him as a 3-4 rush linebacker based on his height, he plays with strength, tenacity and toughness, which could make him a fit for some 4-3 teams willing to use an Elephant end." Ford revealed last week that he's heard he's going in "the 20 to 30 range."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 31 - 7:22 PM

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."
Mar 29 - 5:18 PM

Auburn edge rusher Dee Ford has been told he's going in "the 20 to 30 range."

In a candid interview with NFL.com, Ford revealed that Philadelphia and New Orleans have expressed the most interest in his services. He has already worked out with the Patriots, and has the Colts and Bucs coming up. "Other than that, I have a lot of teams interested," Ford said. "I think the Senior Bowl gave teams all they needed to see. The next step will be these private workouts once these pro days start to narrow down."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 28 - 8:34 PM

Rams coach Jeff Fisher said Auburn T Greg Robinson has "tremendous upside."

Robinson has been the most popular fit for the Rams at No. 2 in industry mock drafts. "He’s young. I believe he’s got tremendous upside," Fisher said. "Probably has not taken as many snaps in a pro-style offense as [Taylor] Lewan, the Michigan tackle. But he’s very athletic and he has flexibility — he could move in, play guard or the other tackle as well. Probably gonna take him a little more time." It's an honest assessment that has been echoed recently by both NFL Films' Greg Cosell and Rotoworld's Josh Norris: Robinson isn't close to being a finished project. With the Rams being so close to the playoffs, one wonders if Fisher and company will surprise and take a player who guarantees supreme 2014 production. It's worth noting that the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that St. Louis has shown "strong interest" in Texas A&M OT Jake Matthews; Fisher coached Jake's father, Hall of Fame offensive lineman Bruce Matthews.
Mar 28 - 7:32 PM

NFL Films' Greg Cosell believes Auburn T Greg Robinson has a long way to go to become a finished product.

"I think he has a ton of potential as a road grading, run blocking offensive tackle," Cosell began. "I think he is a work in progress in pass protection... there would be questions, not concerns, on how he would pass protect on an island against edge speed." Our own Josh Norris has shared these same questions, since Robinson frequently was asked to block inside or double team in pass protection sets.
Source: Midday 180
Mar 28 - 11:33 AM

NFL Films' Greg Cosell believes Auburn RB Tre Mason can be effective in any system.

"Whether it is zoned based, whether it is power based," Cosell said. "Whether you are going to run a conventional offense, with let's say one running back and two tight ends, or you are going to run a little more spread type stuff... I think he can be that guy in any offense." Mason was not asked to pass protect all that often, which is a critical piece in running back evaluations, but he is a physical runner. Cosell considers Mason the No. 1 back in the class.
Source: Midday 180
Mar 28 - 11:14 AM

NFL Films guru Greg Cosell tabs Auburn's Tre Mason as his top running back in the 2014 class.

Most experts have fallen in line behind Ohio State's Carlos Hyde as the class' top RB, but Cosell isn't one of those analysts who succumb easily to groupthink. Cosell believes Mason "can be successful in any system." Former NFL player Ross Tucker, the host of the podcast, said he saw in Mason a "good back who benefited greatly from Auburn's scheme and Gus Malzahn's offense." Cosell countered that Auburn doesn't run a typical spread and Mason proved his effectiveness in a variety of different running formations, proving that he can handle either a power or zone running scheme at the next level. The 5-foot-9, 205-pound back was a Heisman finalist after ending last season with 1,816 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns. He received a third-round grade from the NFL's advisory board after the season.
Mar 26 - 11:38 PM

The Falcons are willing to trade up from the No. 6 pick in May's draft, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

This isn't necessarily breaking news, as GM Thomas Dimitroff alluded to similar intentions at the Combine. The Falcons, 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, are the first known team with a desire to move up. It seems probable that South Carolina DE Jadeveon Clowney is the object of Dimitroff's desire, though a porous offensive line could certainly use Auburn OT Greg Robinson.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 25 - 7:39 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Auburn T Greg Robinson could be an option for the Browns at No. 4.

Brugler points at right tackle Mitchell Schwartz is better suited to play inside and is a liability on the edge. Robinson would be the "best player available at a spot of need," Brugler tweeted. The mauling tackle has a chance to be the No. 2 overall pick for the Rams, but this might give the Browns the best tandem of tackles in the league.
Mar 24 - 10:12 AM

Auburn edge rusher Dee Ford has workouts and meetings scheduled with the Patriots and Bucs.

The info comes from Dan Kadar. The two teams interested are drafting in very different positions, with the Patriots at the end of the first-round and the Bucs at No. 7. The latter would most likely be targeting Ford in the top of the second-round. The edge rusher has great bend and speed around the corner and flashed hand use to keep his opposition on skates.
Mar 21 - 12:00 PM

NFL Films' Greg Cosell says Auburn's Tre Mason is the running back that he's most intrigued with in the 2014 RB class.

"I think he can be a foundation back in the NFL," Cosell said. The analyst isn't alone in his admiration, as NFL.com's Gil Brandt ranked Mason as the draft's best running back in January. The 5-foot-9, 205-pound back finished last season with 1,816 rushing yards and 23 touchdowns and was a Heisman finalist. Mason, who bolted school after his junior campaign, received a third-round grade from the NFL's advisory board. We think that's about right.
Mar 20 - 1:32 PM


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