Rant Sports 2014 NFL Mock Draft: St. Louis Rams Select Greg Robinson at No. 2
That is why I chose offensive tackle Greg Robinson with the No. 2 overall pick. I debated long and hard about possibly adding standout wide receiver Sammy Watkins here, but decided that building the offensive line was the best way to go.
Given the injury history and a general lack of depth along the offensive line, I think that you, the Rams fan, won’t be too upset with this pick. So, let’s meet your new offensive lineman.
In my opinion, Robinson is the best offensive lineman in this draft. In studying some of his tape, I see a true brute. He generates a lot of power from his base and delivers a powerful punch at the point of attack. There are instances where if he gets his hands on a defender, that’s all she wrote. Despite being a very big man at 6-5, 332-lbs., Robinson also has very good flexibility and is very nimble on his feet, drawing comparisons to Dallas Cowboys Pro Bowl left tackle Tyron Smith.
I specifically like how nasty he is in the run game, which should make Rams fans happy given the amazing find that was running back Zac Stacy in 2013. Robinson will need to work on his pass protection, which is why I think he should be worked in at right tackle, while maybe trying incumbent starter Joe Barksdale at guard.
I think that the Rams need to do everything in their power to protect quarterback Sam Bradford, especially after his season-ending ACL injury, adding Robinson is definitely a step in that direction.
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