2014 NFL Draft: Rams get B+ for selecting Auburn's Greg Robinson
With the 2nd pick in the first round, the St. Louis Rams select Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson.
The 6-5, 332-pound Robinson was so dominant during his (redshirt) sophomore season at Auburn that it was hardly a surprise when he declared for the NFL Draft back in January. And as the months and weeks passed, he continued to climb up draft boards because of his unique blend of size, strength and athleticism.
Not yet the technician of, say, Jake Matthews, Robinson's ceiling appears much higher, and that's what makes him an intriguing prospect.
Described by NFLDraftScout.com senior analyst Rob Rang as "physical and tenacious" and a "grizzly bear in the running game," the one concern about Robinson is that Auburn's run-heavy offense afforded few him opportunities in pass protection. Still, Rang concludes, "With some polish, he could prove an Orlando Pace-like presence in the NFL."
That's a lofty comparison, but if Robinson turns out to be half the player Pace was, Rams -- and QB Sam Bradford -- will be quite happy with the pick.
CBSSports.com's Pete Prisco gives the Rams a B+ on the move.
Greg Robinson: An easy pick. They had to take him. He will play guard and then move to left tackle. Grade: B+ http://t.co/KPxAyHqyNs— Pete Prisco (@PriscoCBS) May 9, 2014
As for what Robinson will make...
Greg Robinson should sign a fully GTD 4-year, $21,284,098 deal with a $3,869,836 '14 cap number. His signing bonus should be $13,799,344.— Joel Corry (@corryjoel) May 9, 2014
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