This was a tough decision but I have decided to declare for the NFL Draft.
— Greg Robinson (@GregRobinson73) January 7, 2014
Auburn’s incredibly talented left tackle Greg Robinson has declared for the NFL Draft. Robinson was integral to Auburn’s success this year, doing an outstanding job in the running game and creating running lanes for both running back Tre Mason and quarterback Nick Marshall.
In spite of the fact that Robinson is just a redshirt sophomore, he has been one of the most impressive tackles in the country. From a physical standpoint, he has incredible movement skills and plays with a great mean streak, looking to dominate opponents when he gets the chance. Robinson was arguably the best player on the field in the National Championship against the Florida State Seminoles.
Robinson coud easily end up being a top 10-15 pick despite the fact he needs to continue refining his technique, especially in pass protection. Nevertheless, his ability to run block, his athleticism and his almost unending upside could have him as one of the top two offensive tackles selected this year.
The deadline for underclassmen to declare is January 15th and should a player not have signed an agent, they can change their mind and go back. Robinson is unlikely to do so not only because of his talent, but also because there are some financial pressures that influenced his decision.