Former Auburn Tigers offensive tackle Greg Robinson is one of the top names that has been shooting up NFL draft boards and he has leapfrogged Texas A&M’s Jake Matthews in the minds of money to become the best available offensive tackle in the 2014 draft class.
As the hype continues to build for Robinson, Adam Schefter of ESPN made a comment on Twitter that reflects the buzz from NFL scouts and it is somewhat surprising.
“After watching Auburn OT Greg Robinson, some NFL scouts have compared him to former Cowboys Hall-of-Fame Larry Allen,” Schefter wrote on Twitter.
Allen is one greatest offensive tackles to play the game, so it is obviously high praise for a player who has yet to step foot on to the NFL field.
There is one similarity that Robinson does have with Allen, however, and that is the killer instinct they have when engaging in run blocking. You won’t find a player with a nastier streak than Robinson in this year’s draft class, so we can see where the comparisons are coming from.
If Robinson can live up to the buzz being generated by NFL scouts, then the team that lands him is going to be very happy with their draft selection.