Greg Robinson NFL Draft 2014: Grading Rams' 1st-Round Pick

B/R Video@@bleacherreportB/R VideoMay 9, 2014

USA Today

Greg Robinson was drafted second overall by the Rams in the 2014 NFL draft. Robinson ranks as one of the best offensive line prospects in the draft, and ultimately, the Rams decided the former Auburn Tiger's potential was too much to pass up. 

Robinson was a star at the collegiate level, protecting quarterback Nick Marshall's blind side with aplomb during the team's run to the national title game last season. 

With the former redshirt sophomore, it's all about potential, and Robinson has it in spades. He has excellent size and strength, with the right build to add even more muscle in the pros. He's shown good lateral quickness and is a fantastic run blocker already, plowing holes in opposing defenses for his running backs to exploit. Physically, he has all the skills to become a great left tackle in the NFL

However, there are some red flags surrounding Robinson. He started for just two seasons at Auburn, and while he's shown immense physical talent at the position, he's still somewhat raw, and can't be thrown straight in at left tackle.

His pass-blocking is inconsistent at this point, and while he's shown the potential for it to improve, that could become an issue going forward. His footwork and overall technique still need some polish as well. 

So, which Robinson will the Rams be getting: the supremely talented physical specimen who can dominate at the point of contact, or the raw physical talent whose lack of experience in complex schemes will be exposed in the pros?

Watch as our daft experts discuss what the former Tiger brings to the pros, and what his ceiling could be. 


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