Greg Robinson, LT, Auburn (HT: 6'5"; WT: 332 lbs)
First Round: Second Pick
NFL Comparison: Duane Brown, LT, Houston Texans
- Extremely powerful and well-built player who operates with a mean spirit.
- Played under Auburn offensive line coach J.B. Grimes, who coaches a pound-you-in-the-face run-blocking scheme.
- Put an overwhelming amount of evidence on tape for NFL scouts to indicate he fits the bill in the motor, toughness and power categories.
- Has shown the ability to completely dominate one side of the line of scrimmage for long spells against SEC competition.
- Seals off his half of two-man combo assignments with authority before latching on and engaging second-level defenders.
- Has shown indicators of great balance and awareness at the second level, generally establishing leverage from the play's side and clearing lanes for running backs.
- Can get in the head of an opponent and wear on him throughout the game.
- Clearly values getting knockdowns (throwing an opponent down after winning an assignment) and pins (pinning an opponent on his back after winning an assignment).
- It is obvious—based the complaining of his opponents to referees about missed holding calls and the like—that Robinson can be extremely frustrating to face.
- Plays with maniacal effort.
- Put on a dominant combine performance as the second-fastest of 51 offensive linemen in attendance, tying for eighth overall in bench reps and 12th overall in the vertical leap.
- Operates almost exclusively out of a two-point stance in the Auburn offense, which makes it hard to evaluate how he would fare out of a three-point stance in the NFL.
- Has wasted motion coming out of his stance, specifically when stepping laterally to his right.
- Has only been dominant for one season.
- Limited experience as a pass-blocker, as Auburn ran a very run-oriented offense.
- Not a technician—more of a mauler who still needs coaching.
- Has issues with leverage in pass protection.
- Can be slow off the snap.
- Not a foregone conclusion that he'll be an instantly viable blindside protector.
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Personal Notes: (via AuburnTigers.com)
- Birthday is October 21.
- Son of Rhonda Robinson and the late Greg Blackledge.
- High school teammate of current Tiger Trovon Reed.
- Major: public administration.
The 2014 draft process looks like it will play out much like the 2013 process when it comes to the two elite tackles at the top of the board in Robinson and Jake Matthews. NFL draft fans, scouts, evaluators, media and general managers will have to sort through the best teams, systems and cultural fits when identifying the top pick on the board at the tackle position. In Robinson, we are essentially evaluating a plug-and-play option at a critical NFL position with upside to become dominant.
Draft Projection: 1st Round