2015 NFL DRAFT

Greg Robinson, OT

School: Auburn  |  Conference: SEC
College Experience: Sophomore  |  Hometown: Thibodaux, LA
Height/Weight: 6-5 / 332 lbs.
Projected Ranking
OverallPositionProj. Rnd.
311

Player Lowdown

Combine Results
40 Yd 20 Yd 10 Yd 225 Bench Vertical jump Broad Shuttle 3-Cone Drill
4.852.831.7132 28 1/29'5"4.867.80
Workout Results
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Mock Draft Expert Analysis

  • St. Louis Rams | #2
    To compete in the ultra-physical NFC West division, priority No. 1 for the Rams must be to get tougher at the line of scrimmage. Robinson is a work in progress in pass protection but he's a dominant run blocker who could step in at right tackle or guard and be groomed to ultimately take over for Jake Long on the left side.
  • St. Louis Rams | #2
    The Rams are sticking with Sam Bradford and they need to keep him healthy. What better way to do that than to take the top offensive lineman in the draft?
  • St. Louis Rams | #2
    They could play him at guard for a year and then move him to left tackle. Or he could just take over at right tackle.
  • St. Louis Rams | #2
    Hard to turn down a young tackle with the potential to be the next Walter Jones or at least a 10-year starter. The Rams could still trade out of this spot if Clowney falls to this spot.
 

Strengths Weaknesses

STRENGTHS: Remarkable combination of size, power and body control. Owns a prototypical frame for playing offensive line in the NFL, including broad shoulders, long arms, a relatively trim waist, thick bubble and tree trunks for legs.

Latches on and controls as a run-blocker with good hand placement, easy knee bend and awesome power to simply maul opponents, often driving them yards off the line of scrimmage. Keeps his legs driving, showing good spatial awareness and body control to keep his feet in traffic. Good quickness for the down block and shows surprisingly light feet to adjust to moving targets when asked to block at the second level.

Developing pass blocker with all of the physical traits scouts look for in an NFL left tackle. Quick out of his stance, plays with good flexibility and has the long arms and strong hands to catch edge rushers and ride them out of the pocket. An exceptional talent just scratching the surface of his potential.

WEAKNESSES: Only two years of starting experience and played in a relatively simple collegiate system which catered to his strengths, rarely asking him to pass block on an island. Catches edge rushers and rides them wide but must learn to slide his feet more consistently or he will draw penalties for holding when matched against NFL speed.

Can be a bit high off the snap. Can play too low, at times, leaving himself vulnerable to over-arm swim moves.

Has only played on the offensive line since his junior year in high school (2009).

COMPARES TO: Anthony Davis, San Francisco 49ers - Like Davis, the physically-gifted talent selected No. 11 overall in 2010, Robinson boasts all of the traits to emerge as a dominating presence in the NFL. Whereas Davis entered the NFL with a history of weight issues and immaturity serving as potential red-flags to scouts, Robinson's relative inexperience (especially in pass protection) appears to be the only thing that could keep him from earning a blue chip grade.

--Rob Rang (2/5/14)

Player Overview

Robinson was the No. 2-rated guard prospect in the nation and No. 4 recruit in Louisiana, according to Rivals.com. He was the No. 7 guard rated by Scout.com and No. 9 tackle by 247Sports.

After redshirting in 2011, Robinson was thrown into the fire at left tackle the following season, starting 11 games and being named to the SEC Honor Roll.

Robinson garnered first-team All-SEC honors for the conference champions as a redshirt sophomore.

Robinson possesses all the physical characteristics you look for in a future elite NFL lineman. He's big, fast and fluid, and surprises with impressive body control for his size.

Where he needs to improve is in his consistency, as his lack of long-term experience as an offensive lineman will show up in key areas like footwork and hand use.

If he can put it all together, Robinson has the physical gifts to be one of the best at the next level.

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05/12/2014 - Said Fisher, "He's very, very athletic and learns very well. Boo (line coach Paul Boudreau) will get him going." Fisher acknowledged that Robinson will likely begin his career at guard. The Rams' starters last season were Jake Long at left tackle and Joe Barksdale at right tackle. Rodger Saffold, who opened the 2013 season at right tackle, eventually was switched to right guard and when Saffold was re-signed as an unrestricted free agent in March, it was with the intention to play him at guard. Long suffered a torn ACL late last season, but the Rams believe he will be ready for the start of the regular season. The interest in having Robinson play guard at the outset is so his inexperience as a pass blocker won't be exposed early. Robinson acknowledged the work he needs as a pass blocker, and said, "There's a few things I need to work on. I look forward to working on that, taking it from the coaches and learning from other players." As for playing guard, Robinson said, "Whatever they ask, I'm willing to do. I will work hard to step in and help anywhere I can." - The Sports Xchange
 

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