2014 Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick Profile: OT Greg Robinson

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2014 Atlanta Falcons Potential Draft Pick Profile: OT Greg Robinson
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Atlanta needs a talented offensive lineman to replace the terrible combination at left tackle that was Lamar Holmes and Sam Baker. Auburn's tackle Greg Robinson should be a primary target for the Falcons at No. 6 overall.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's D. Orlando Ledbetter first reported the Falcons meeting with the massive tackle. Atlanta could have a legitimate franchise offensive tackle if Robinson winds up being their pick in the early part of the first round.

 

Greg Robinson

Offensive Tackle

Auburn University

 

Combine Measurements

Height: 6'5" Weight: 332 pounds

Arm Length: 35" Hand Measurement: 10"

40-Yard Dash: 4.92 sec. 10-Yard Split: 1.68 sec.

20-Yard Shuttle: 4.86 sec. Three-Cone Drill: 7.80 sec. Bench Reps: 32 reps

Vertical Jump: 28.5" Broad Jump: 9'5"

 

Stats

2013: 14 Games Started at Left Tackle

2012: 11 Games Started at Left Tackle

2011: Redshirted

 

Scouting Report

Strengths

Robinson is one of the strongest, most explosive players at tackle in this year's draft. He's got a great frame at 6'5", 332 pounds—one that looks like he's 25-30 pounds lighter. He uses his strength to create a drive off the line that is second to none.

When it comes to his quickness, he doesn't lack there at all. He's got ideal athleticism for someone who needs to handle the top pass-rushers in the NFL. He also has some excellent punch shown in pass protection despite inexperience there.

 

Weaknesses

While he has all the physical tools to be a great offensive tackle, he has a lot of issues technically that need to be worked out with a solid coach. On top of that, he's very raw and relies on his strength in both the run and pass game.

Ideally, he will get to a team who is willing to work with him specifically on pass-blocking early on. The complete inexperience in it from playing in a run-first offense over the past two seasons makes him susceptible to pass-rushers beating him based on their experience.

 

How Does He Fit the Comrade Filter?

Greg Robinson wasn't ever a captain on his college team. Nonetheless, he's a great person off the field who has no black marks on his record. His coach saying that it's an honor to have coached him after he decided to go pro is a testament to what he really thinks about him.

 

Overview

Robinson is the best offensive lineman in the 2014 class and would bring a much-needed toughness to the Falcons offensive line. Combining him with Justin Blalock on the left side should give Atlanta a pair of walls that are tough to break through while also giving the team size and strength on the left side for runs that way.

Robinson is going to make someone happy as an all-around left tackle. His best-case projection is that of Walter Jones—a franchise left tackle who only plays for one team then ends up in the Hall of Fame. Atlanta would be wise to put him on Matt Ryan's blind side.

 

How He Would Fit into the Falcons' Plans

If the Falcons want to procure Robinson's services, they'll have to select him at No. 6 overall. They may even have to trade up for him, as he could very easily go as early as No. 2 overall to the St. Louis Rams. For a franchise left tackle, that's more than worth it.

Atlanta would plug him right in at left tackle instantly and it would force Sam Baker to move to the right side or even guard long term. In the worst case scenario, Robinson would have to move inside to guard where he could be dominant there.

 

All stats used are either from Pro Football Focus' Premium Stats (subscription required), ESPN, CFBStats or the NFL. All contract information is courtesy of Spotrac and Rotoworld.

Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the Atlanta Falcons, College Football, NFL and the NFL draft. He also runs DraftFalcons.com.

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