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OT Greg Robinson, pass blocking issues

1 st let me start with Robinson is a great run blocker but this post isn't about his run blocking. Now it's not easy to get a lot of film on Robinson and his pass blocking due to Auburn having such a great read option rushing attack. Basically Auburn only had 3-4 3rd &6 or longer plays a game. In the NFL these are passing situations but even then you just never knew with Auburn. So for arguments sake lets say Robinson is the Rams LTwhich means its a passing situation. What I'm seeing with Robinson in pass protection is he's having issues with speed rushers, guys who can turn the corner on him using a wide 9 technique similar to what the Rams Robert Quinn uses in passing situations. Robinsons problem is he becomes a waste bender once the initial contact is made and stops moving his feet. You see Robinson falling forward and off balance. Which also makes him very susceptible to inside counter moves. Robinsons best game was against FSU but I believe most of that was due to DE Edwards being a power rusher which Robinson will have no problem against. Robinsons worst game came against Missouri cause Mizz uses smaller edge rushers similar to 3-4 rush LB,s. now I wish I knew how to post video on this site but sorry you'll have to go onto draft breakdown.com to see the actual plays but I,ll put the time down for you to speed things up. 3rd&7 @2:15 of the video Robinson gets beat with hands and around the corner. Very bad 2nd step and leans forward like I've already posted. 3rd&6 @12:27 again a speed rush and its not even close Robinson gets beat again. Texas A&M film theirs a play where Robinson is one on one with the outside rusher. 2nd&10 @4:10 Robinson is beat terribly inside as you can see he's expecting outside rush. Bama film 3rd&13 @2:50 again with hands and speed rush. Percentages are that Robinson gets beat roughly half the time by speed rushers in passing situation. I don,t know about you but I,m not to thrilled about taking a premium LT who can't handle speed rushers. You watch the techniques used by both Matthews and Lewan and their is a difference after initial contact, as both maintain balance and footwork. The Auburn read option offense is great for athletic OG,s who block down on 75% of the plays but that's not the NFL game. Robinson is going to be locked into a lot more one on one match ups vs a lot better DE's than he played against this past year. I'm worried he's a waste bender and will wind up being a great OG more than an OT which I'm not ok with drafting an OG in the top 10

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