OT GREG ROBINSON, AUBURN**

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6’5” – 320 lbs. – 5.20e

STATISTICAL PROFILE:

2011: Redshirt
2012: 12 GP / 11 GS (LT)

OVERVIEW:

Was an offensive guard in high school. Redshirted in 2011, then took over as Auburn’s starting left tackle in 2012 for eleven of the twelve games he played in. Was named a first-team All-SEC selection as a redshirt sophomore in 2013.

POSITIVES:

•    Would be entering the draft with two productive seasons of SEC starting experience.
•    Massive left tackle who certainly looks the part, especially in terms of his bulk.
•    Does a nice job of keeping his legs churning once he’s got a grip, driving his man back.
•    Strong grip allows him to sustain blocks well, routinely plays through the whistle.
•    Despite his size, is athletic enough to pull or make second-level blocks down the field.
•    Has a strong initial punch which can knock defenders off-balance or to the ground.
•    Aggressive player who relishes the opportunity to finish off his blocks with a pancake.
•    Very successful when it comes to down-blocking and executing blocks against tackles.
•    Routinely asked to seal defenders inside on edge rushes, does a good job there.
•    Can easily anchor against power, doesn’t get driven back by opposing bull rushes.
•    Effectively maneuvers defenders by attacking their outside shoulder in the run game.
•    So powerful that he is capable of demoralizing opponents over the course of the game.
•    Hasn’t had any problems with durability over the two years he’s played at Auburn.

NEGATIVES:

•    Height, arm length may not be ideal for a left tackle, Combine measurements important.
•    Not quite as well-versed in pass protection as he is as a run blocker at this point.
•    Hasn’t been asked to mirror edge rushers in pass protection too often (scheme.)
•    In an effort to sustain his blocks, will let his hands get outside a little bit too often.
•    Occasionally has trouble squaring up and hitting moving targets with initial punch.

SUMMARY:

Robinson flew under the radar last year, but has emerged as a legitimate first-round pick should he decide to enter the draft. A massive road-grader who moves significantly better than anticipated given his size, Robinson does job about everything well in the run game, dominating defenders while successfully executing various different assignments in Auburn’s run-oriented offense. There isn’t much bad film of Robinson, but as the NFL increasingly moves towards the passing game, that Robinson hasn’t been asked to protect the edge too much makes it somewhat difficult to evaluate his ability to protect the edge at the next level, forcing considerable projection based on his physical tools; he will also need to measure out at 6’5” with arm length sufficient to avoid being labeled as a future guard.

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