Greg Robinson Impresses At The Combine
By Allen Kim
Already considered to be one of the top offensive linemen of the 2014 draft class, Greg Robinson solidified his draft stock after impressing scouts and executives at the 2014 NFL Scouting Combine.
The Auburn Tigers tackle ran a 4.88 on his first attempt, and he topped that on his second run with a 4.84. While those were his hand-timed numbers, his official time clocked in at 4.92. As a 6-5, 332-pound tackle, those are phenomenal numbers.
However, Robinson also has the strength to complement his speed. He put up 32 reps on the 225-pound bench press, which is difficult enough as it is even without taking into consideration his 35-inch long arms.
Robinson was already considered a near lock for the top 10, and he could very well be the first offensive linemen taken off the board. Jake Matthews has long been considered the top offensive tackle of the 2014 draft, but Robinson may have vaulted over him with his combine numbers.
While he needs a little more work in pass protection, he’s an excellent run blocker. It’s hard to see the St. Louis Rams or Atlanta Falcons, who pick at two and six, respectively, passing up on him.