Keeping with the offensive line theme, we will look at Greg Robinson next.
Greg Robinson is an offensive tackle out of Auburn. He is 6’5″ and weighs in at 332 #s. He is ranked 2nd at the tackle position and is projected to be drafted 4th.
CBS mock draft analysts see Robinson, just like Matthews going in the top 10 to 3 different teams. The Rams at number 2, the Falcons at the 6th spot or the Bills at the 9th spot.
Robinson, even though bigger than Matthews, came in with a better 40 time at 4.92. He also beat out Matthews with 32 bench press reps. His vertical jump was a little less than Matthews at 28.50 but his broad jump was much better falling in at 9’4″. Robinson’s cone and shuffle drills were similar to Matthews with a 7.80 and a 4.86 respectively.
Strengths for Robinson are that he is quick and powerful and is able to control the defensive player on run blocks well with great hand placement.
Weaknesses are that Robinson’s offensive skills were catered to and was never really asked to pass block.
CBS compares Robinson too…
COMPARES TO: Anthony Davis, San Francisco 49ers – Like Davis, the physically-gifted talent selected No. 11 overall in 2010, Robinson boasts all of the traits to emerge as a dominating presence in the NFL. Whereas Davis entered the NFL with a history of weight issues and immaturity serving as potential red-flags to scouts, Robinson’s relative inexperience (especially in pass protection) appears to be the only thing that could keep him from earning a blue chip grade.
I can see Robinson with the Bills and playing at the right tackle spot in place of Pears. Without the pass blocking experience, Robinson would fit in well at the right tackle spot which is primarily a run blocking tackle. If Matthews is gone and the Robinson is best available at 9 I would draft him.