Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Auburn Tigers offensive lineman Greg Robinson participates in drills during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
The Bills for sure last year had some glaring holes but none more visible than the offensive line. At times it was horrendous to watch as it seemed they weren’t getting any better and even more concerning the coaching staff just saw it fit to switch guys to play within the organization. As most of you know who have read my stuff in the past I want a play maker but looking at the first major workout day of the combine the top offensive tackles definitely had a good day.
Robinson out of Auburn has been talked about for a while now as a top ten pick in this year’s draft. His skills and ability to play could help a team for years and solidify your line. When he stepped out on the field yesterday he had many viewers and for sure didn’t disappoint. He clocked a 4.92 second 40 yard dash and also posted a 9-foot- 5 broad jump. Match that with his great showing in the positional drills and you can say he had a great day. I’m not sure if he’ll be there when the Bills are ready to select at nine but if he is that could be enticing for this staff.
Along with Robinson, Jake Matthews has been making a name for himself as well. Playing his college ball at Texas A&M he is showing he could be that guy a NFL team could depend on for years. In my opinion he’s not really seen as high as Robinson but after his combine performance he may be getting a little more attention. He ran a 5.07 40 yard dash and also posted a board jump of 8-foot-8. The way moved in the positional is what had people talking and I’ll definitely be watching to see how high he goes come draft time.
So there you have two guys that may be around when the Bills select at nine. I’m still in favor of taking a play-maker on the offensive side of the ball but if one of these guys were selected I guess it wouldn’t be that bad. Thoughts?