The Tampa Bay Buccaneers enter the 2014 NFL Draft with a handful of possible targets with their first overall pick, and offensive tackle remains a very strong possibility. So with the NFL Draft Scouting Combine underway in Indianapolis, it’s time to take a look at the athletic profiles of many of these top draft choice options.
Greg Robinson is one of the players most likely to be available when the Buccaneers are on the clock early in the selection meeting, as the left tackle from Auburn projects as a top-5 pick but may slide down the board if teams focus on quarterbacks and pass rushers in the top-6.
Robinson has put on a show so far at the NFL Combine, and according to Mike Loyko’s combine spreadsheet, the 6’5″, 332 pound mauler logged an unofficial 40-yard dash time of 4.84, with a 1.68 10-yard split. The 10-yard split is important as it signifies the initial burst for the lineman, who typically isn’t asked to run 40-yards in a game.
The Auburn product also put up 32 reps in the bench press, and leapt to a 27.5″ vertical leap. He has long arms, big hands, and strength in his upper and lower body, and seems like the total package.
The main concern for Robinson is his pass blocking skill, as he wasn’t asked to be a traditional pass blocker in Auburn’s unique offense. But he possesses all of the athleticism and skill to do a great job as a pass blocker, he just may require an adjustment period as he gets used to pass blocking in the league.