Dec 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Auburn Tigers wide receiver Trovon Reed (1) and Auburn Tigers offensive linesman Greg Robinson (73) celebrate after the 2013 SEC Championship game against the Missouri Tigers at Georgia Dome. The Auburn Tigers defeated the Missouri Tigers 59-42. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft Profile: Greg Robinson, OT Auburn

It seems as though this draft is full of great offensive tackles at the beginning.  Auburn’s Greg Robinson is another player that could be taken with one of the top selections in the draft.

Robinson has the prototypical size for an offensive tackle in the NFL.  His 6’5″ and 320 pound frame includes huge shoulders, long arms and massive legs.  Robinson can play tackle at either side of the offensive line effectively, but is better suited as a left tackle.  He was a third year sophomore before declaring for the 2014 NFL draft and has experience against high levels of competition.

As I said in my profile of Jake Matthews, offensive tackles are hard to measure based on numbers.  But you can tell by the size and ability of Greg Robinson on tape that he can be a cornerstone type player on the offensive line.

Strengths

  • Prototypical size for NFL OT

    Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers tackle Greg Robinson (73) in action against the Florida State Seminoles during the first half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

    Jan 6, 2014; Pasadena, CA, USA; Auburn Tigers tackle Greg Robinson (73) in action against the Florida State Seminoles during the first half of the 2014 BCS National Championship game at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

  • Quick of out of stance
  • Great with his hands
  • High ceiling for potential
  • Driving run blocker

Weaknesses

  • Two year starter
  • Can play too low at times
  • Needs some work on footwork

Fit For The Vikings

The Vikings have a need for a swing tackle, since they have both Matt Kalil and Phil Loadholt locked up for several more seasons.

My Take

The Vikings should pass on him if he is still on the board at #8 and try to trade the selection to a team with a huge need at left tackle.  They could get more value for their pick that way.

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