NFL Draft Profile: Auburn OT Greg Robinson

NFL Draft Profile: Auburn OT Greg Robinson
May 4, 2014, 10:00 am
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Greg Robinson (OT), Auburn

6'5" | 332 lbs.

2013 highlights:

First team All-SEC selection. Started all 14 games at left tackle for the national runners-up.

Projection:

1st Round

What the scouts are saying:

"Big, strong, athletic, overpowering left tackle with the raw potential to become a premiere, franchise left tackle. Is only a third-year sophomore and two-year starter and still must improve his hand use, footwork and technique." (Nolan Nawrocki, NFL.com)

"Catches edge rushers and rides them wide but must learn to slide his feet more consistently or he will draw penalties for holding when matched against NFL speed. Can be a bit high off the snap. Can play too low, at times, leaving himself vulnerable to over-arm swim moves." (Rob Rang, CBSSports.com)

"He is so quick and explosive out of his stance to engage linemen. When Robinson gets his hands on a defender in the run game, he is absolutely dominant. His ability to sustain the block and ride defenders out of the play is tremendous. Many left tackles in the NFL are weak in the ground game, but that isn't the case with Robinson." (WalterFootball.com)

Fit for the Bears:

The Bears drafting an offensive lineman in the first round is not exactly in Phil Emery's plans right now. The Bears' primary focus is on the defensive side of the ball, where they struggled a lot last season. Plus, the team drafted Kyle Long with their first-round pick in the 2013 draft and also replaced three of four starting offensive linemen from 2012. If the Bears decide to draft an offensive lineman to provide depth to the position, it'd likely be in the later rounds and far from the early ones. Besides, Greg Robinson is projected to go in the first five to 10 picks of the draft, so he might not even be available for the Bears if they do want to grab him in the first round for whatever reason.

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