Greg Robinson is going to be the best player on the field when the Auburn Tigers and Florida State Seminoles meet in Monday night’s VIZIO BCS National Championship Game that no one has been talking about.
With Heisman finalists on both teams and Robinson an offensive lineman, that comes with the territory, but the redshirt sophomore could be the first player selected in the 2014 NFL draft to play in this game, but will he declare for the draft?
“My family is not in the best situation financially, but really the most important (thing) is just making the best decision for me and helping my family out down the road,” Robinson said. “I’m really doing everything for myself because at the end of the day I’m the one that got to make the decision I’ve got to make.”
The 6-5, 320-pound left tackle has been one of the most improved players in the nation this season and has been a steady riser on draft boards as Auburn’s season progressed and the Tigers literally ran over every team in front of them.
Seeing Auburn OT Greg Robinson today reminded me physically of Tyron Smith at USC: big but not heavy. Natural athleticism is quite obvious.
— Dan Greenspan (@DanGreenspan) January 4, 2014
NFL Media Analyst and former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah also weighs in and thinks Robinson has ideal traits for a left tackle, and ESPN’s Mel Kiper thinks Robinson can be a ‘special player’ at tackle which is why he ranked the dominating Robinson at No. 9 in his big board.
Based on the above quote and the feedback he’s receiving from the NFL Draft Advisory Board and scouts leads me to believe Monday night will be the last time we see Robinson in an Auburn uniform, but he will make his intentions clear after the BCS game.