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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
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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

05/12/2014 - A closer look at the Rams' picks: Round 1/2 - Greg Robinson, T, 6-5, 332, Auburn...He will likely begin as a guard as he gets comfortable with pass blocking and learning the angles, but the Rams expect him to be a long-time left tackle. Robinson is a crushing blocker in the running game, and the Rams love his passion for football. He blocked for running back Tre Mason, who was selected by the Rams in the third round. - The Sports Xchange

05/12/2014 - The strategy for the St. Louis Rams in the first round of this year's draft became clear when their two selections were made. "We needed to address both sides of the ball upfront," a smiling coach Jeff Fisher said. "You have to be physical in this division, and we accomplished that." They did it by picking Auburn tackle Greg Robinson with the second overall choice and then adding Pittsburgh defensive tackle Aaron Donald 11 picks later. So intent were the Rams on upgrading the offensive line that they were prepared to trade with the Baltimore Ravens for the 17th pick in the first round, but that option disappeared when the Dallas Cowboys selected tackle Zack Martin. Said Fisher, "It would have been pricey but worth it." The Rams' next pick is in the second round, 44th overall. As it was, the Rams ended up with the 6-foot-5, 332-pound Robinson, who general manager Les Snead described as "a dancing bear, no doubt about it." Snead said the ability Robinson has to bend at that height is unusual. - The Sports Xchange

05/08/2014 - 2014 DRAFT SCOUT FINAL TOP 100: 3/1. *Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn, 6-5, 332, 4.85, 1...Robinson is already an incredible force of nature. He is a beastly run blocker, but was not challenged to learn pro-type techniques in simplified Auburn offense. Still, raw ability was obvious in this quiet, respected team leader. Far from a finished product, but Robinson has the physical, mental and emotional ability to be one of the NFL's best. Pass protection may not be NFL-ready, so maybe he plays somewhere other than left tackle at first. Overcame rough, financially-challenged upbringing in family disrupted by Hurricane Katrina. Father died in 2012, grandmother remains dominant figure. Frankly: This kid has the OMG factor. He is still learning basics, let alone nuances, but already can overwhelm and humiliate talented defenders with his raw ability. His humble, hard-working approach should lead to huge success. - Frank Cooney, NFLDraftScout.com

05/06/2014 - Dane Brugler's 2014 NFL Draft Final Top-50: 3. Gregory Robinson OT, Auburn (6-5, 332, 4.92, rSO)...Not only is he the top run blocker in the draft, but Robinson also has the highest upside of any of the offensive line prospects with his natural athleticism, raw strength and potential to be one of the league's best in a few years. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com

05/06/2014 - The Sports Xchange 2014 NFL Draft Best Team Fit: Atlanta Falcons...OT Greg Robinson, Auburn: The Falcons struggled projecting the passer and running the football. Robinson would give them a mauler who could start his career out at right tackle and switch over to the left side once his pass blocking is more refined. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

04/29/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Offensive Line: *Greg Robinson, Auburn, 6-5, 332, 4.92...Robinson is already an incredible force as a run blocker, but was not challenged to learn pro-type techniques in a simplified Auburn offense. Still, raw ability was obvious in this quiet, respected team leader. He's far from a finished product, but Robinson has the physical, mental and emotional ability to be one of the NFL's best. Pass protection may not be NFL-ready, so maybe he plays somewhere other than left tackle at first. Overcame a rough, financially challenged upbringing in a family disrupted by Hurricane Katrina. His father died in 2012, and his grandmother remains a dominant figure. Frankly: This kid has the OMG factor. He is just learning, but already can humiliate talented defenders with his raw ability. His humble, hard-working approach should lead to huge success. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

04/29/2014 - Five players who should be on the St. Louis Rams' draft radar: OT Greg Robinson, Auburn: 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. Some close to the Rams believe that they are higher on Texas A&M's Jake Matthews but to select him No. 2 over the clearly-more gifted Robinson would be a surprise and Matthews isn't going to make it to No. 13. Regardless of who the Rams pick to start at right tackle, he should have some experience handling the blind side in Jake Long is slow to recover from surgery to repair a torn ACL and MCL suffered in Week 16. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

02/20/2014 - 2014 NFL Combine: Auburn OT Greg Robinson wows at weigh-in...The 2014 NFL Combine has barely begun and already the news is flowing. While player work outs won't begin until Saturday for several of the underclassmen who scouts haven't yet officially measured, just weighing can create a positive buzz -- as was the case Thursday morning with the news that Auburn redshirt sophomore left tackle Greg Robinson came in at an impressive 6-foot05, 332 pounds, according to Daniel Jeremiah of NFL.com. Robinson's long frame is even more considering he has 35-inch arms, longer than any player measured at the 2014 Senior Bowl.

The measurements are similar to those posted by former Alabama offensive tackle D.J. Fluker, who weighed in a year ago in Indianapolis at 6-5, 339 pounds and with even longer arms (36 3/4 inches). Fluker, who starred at right tackle for the Crimson Tide wound up being selected No. 11 overall by the San Diego Chargers. His length and power made Fluker effective for the Chargers with the rookie starting 15 of 16 regular season games and earning a spot on the PFWA All-Rookie Team.

Like Fluker, Robinson is a work in progress as a pass blocker but his massive size, strength and aggression make him a dominant run blocker. Robinson's boasts more upside than any other offensive lineman in the 2014 draft, which is why he has recently jumped ahead of the more polished Jake Matthews, who starred at left and right tackle over four starting seasons at Texas A&M. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

02/20/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 4. *Greg Robinson, OT, Auburn, 6-5, 320, 4.98, 1...Not a finished product, he has the physical, mental and emotional ability to be one of the NFL's best. Was not challenged to learn pro-type techniques in simplified Auburn offense, but raw ability was obvious in this quiet, respected team leader. Overcame rough, financially challenged upbringing in family disrupted by Hurricane Katrina. Father died in 2012, grandmother remains dominant figure. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange

01/07/2014 - Auburn left tackle Greg Robinson will enter the 2014 NFL Draft. The ninth overall prospect available according to NFLDraftScout.com, Robinson said following Monday's national championship game loss that his decision became more difficult because of the defeat. But Tuesday, Robinson said he would make the jump and confirmed he received a first-round grade from the NFL draft advisory board. Texas A&M's Jake Matthews is the top-ranked player and offensive tackle according to NFLDraftScout.com. Robinson is the second-ranked offensive tackle and projected as a top-10 pick.

Position coach J.B. Grimes said Robinson could be the best blocker he's ever had in three decades of coaching, and told Robinson he could be the No. 1 pick in 2015. At 6-5, 320, Robinson ran in the 4.9 range at Auburn's testing day in the spring. His vertical is between 28 and 30 inches. "We've got his feet where they need to be, we've got his body position where it needs to be as far as his pad level," Grimes said. "He's really fundamentally with his feet pretty good, but we have not got his hands where I want them yet. 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." - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

01/07/2014 - Auburn left tackle Greg Robinson says he's leaving for the NFL draft. Robinson posted on his Twitter page on Tuesday that he is turning pro. Coach Gus Malzahn says Robinson "played a big part in our success this season and I appreciate everything he did as an Auburn Tiger during his career." The coach says Robinson has a bright future. The 6-foot-5, 320-pound Robinson is a third-year sophomore. Robinson is projected as a possible first-round pick after starting every game for the Tigers, who lost to Florida State Monday night in the BCS championship game. The first-team Associated Press All-SEC performer helped block for 1,000-yard rushers Tre Mason and Nick Marshall on the nation's top running team. Robinson also started 11 games as a redshirt freshman. - AP Sports

12/11/2013 - 2013 ASSOCIATED PRESS ALL-SEC FIRST TEAM: OL - Greg Robinson (Tie), Auburn, 6-5, 320, So,...Has been selected First Team All-SEC for the 2013 college football season by the Associated Press. - Auburn football

12/10/2013 - Auburn's Greg Robinson 'putting' 'off' NFL decision; J.B. Grimes thinks tackle could be No. 1 overall in 2015 draft...The mountain of a man who anchors the left side of Auburn's offensive line stands 6-foot-5, tips the scales at more than 320 pounds and can supposedly do back flips. At least that's the way Avery Young tells it. Young, an impressive blend of size and athleticism himself on the right side of the line, calls left tackle Greg Robinson one of the most athletic linemen he's ever seen, and Young's older brother, Willie, is a defensive end with the Detroit Lions. "Greg's a beast," Young said. "He's so strong. At the same time, he's so athletic. The only person I know who can do backflips at his size."

"I've really been putting it off," Robinson said. "I've just been talking to my family about it, it's a big thing. But I haven't made a decision yet. I haven't had time." If Robinson stays at Auburn for one more season, Grimes believes, the big left tackle has a chance to join Tucker Frederickson, Bo Jackson, Aundray Bruce and Cam Newton in a rare place in Auburn and NFL history. "I think, could possibly be a year from now, the first player picked overall," Grimes said. "Without a doubt, I think he's that kind of player. I don't think that'll happen this year, but he's obviously a great talent." - Joel A. Erickson, AL.com

12/08/2013 - 2014 NFL Draft: RB Mason, OT Robinson power Auburn's rise...While perhaps a bit high off the snap, Robinson is as powerful in the running game as any offensive tackle I've scouted all year long. His long arms give him an almost unfair reach advantage and he latches on with great placement and strength to sustain his blocks. Scouts love offensive linemen who play angry and that is precisely what Robinson does, showing the nastiness to drive his target into the turf on multiple occasions. His key block of Missouri linebacker Donovan Bonner on 4th and goal in the fourth quarter showed off Robinson's power and aggression.

As he did on multiple occasions in this contest, Robinson blocked down from his left tackle position, sliding into the middle of the line to take on Missouri's linebacker. Bonner, 6-foot-1 and 245 pounds, did a nice job of initially holding up but was ultimately bowled over. Robinson continued to block after his target was down, pulling Bonner aside actually to give Foster the lane through which he burrowed through for his third touchdown of the game. After a failed 4th down conversion for Missouri on their next drive, Robinson and Foster combined for one more dominating effort, resulting in the back's fourth touchdown of the game and sealing Auburn's improbable rise from 0-8 in the SEC a year ago to conference champions in 2013. - Rob Rang, NFLDraftScout.com

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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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