In his interview at the NFL Combine, Los Angeles Rams GM Les Snead touched on the status of Rams OT Greg Robinson.
On OL Greg Robinson, Snead said potential positional change is under discussion. Said everything but center is under consideration.— Myles Simmons (@MylesASimmons) March 2, 2017
I find the wording here to be particularly interesting - and I like it. The Rams aren’t committing to any position for Robinson, but they’re not committing to moving him either.
We’ve all grown tired of big ‘ol #73 getting his QB blown up and consistent holding penalties. But the harsh reality is that the Rams have no legitimate replacement in house. Now before you mention Rodger Saffold.... remember that he’s never been exactly durable and the no one wants to shuffle consistently at LT.
The other interesting bit to me is that they’re willing to move him anywhere but C. To be honest, the idea of displacing Rob Havenstein with G-Rob frightens me. I’d much rather put Robinson at guard and utilize his strength is a way that minimizes his risk to jeopardize Jared Goff.
Then again, maybe McVay’s staff thinks that they can ‘fix’ Robinson and keep him at LT. To be honest, I think it comes down to who the Rams can bring in to replace the veritable bust.
We may see some resolution with this during free agency, but nothing will be certain for Robinson until OTAs later this offseason.