Analyzing the Rams’ First-Round Draft Picks –PD

• By Joe Lyons

Greg Robinson, Auburn, tackle

Strengths: Combines excellent size (6-5, 332) and power in a prototypical body for competing on the offensive line in the NFL. Known for his run-blocking, with long arms, good hand placement and the power to drive defenders off the line. A developing pass blocker who has all the skills needed to eventually excel at left tackle.

Weaknesses: Only two years of starting experience in a run-dominated Auburn offense that played to his strengths. Pass-blocking technique needs to be refined; he was rarely asked to pass-block without some support in college. He’s still learning to adjust to overload pressure and will need to learn to shift his feet more consistently to handle the bigger, stronger and quicker players in the NFL.

Scout’s view: “Big, strong, athletic, overpowering left tackle with the rare potential to become a premier franchise left tackle. … He is undeniably gifted and capable of walking into a starting left tackle job in the pros and paving the way in the run game.’’

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