Rams traded former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson to Lions for a 2018 sixth-round draft pick, source tells ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 15, 2017
Drafted out of Auburn to be the franchise left tackle of the future, his game never materialized. His frequent foibles saw him the most penalized player in the NFL over the last two seasons.
When the Rams signed OT Andrew Whitworth in free agency, Robinson was kicked over to the right side. It didn’t last long. Reported issues in camp were similar to what we saw during his career in St. Louis and Los Angeles. With a new coaching staff in charge, they were hardly as tied to his growth as their predecessors.
After just three seasons, the Rams have moved on from Greg Robinson after taking him #2 overall. We wish him the best of luck in Detroit.
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The team sent out a release with the following statement from Rams GM Les Snead:
Since we drafted Greg, he has been committed to our organization, his teammates and community outreach,” Rams General Manager Les Snead said. “We appreciate his dedication and the effort he’s put forth over the past three seasons. We wish him the best as he embarks on this new chapter.