Dec 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Auburn Tigers wide receiver Trovon Reed (1) and Auburn Tigers offensive linesman Greg Robinson (73) celebrate after the 2013 SEC Championship game against the Missouri Tigers at Georgia Dome. The Auburn Tigers defeated the Missouri Tigers 59-42. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports

Potential Buccaneers Target Greg Robinson Impressing at the NFL Draft Combine

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.

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  • Peder Wallenberg

    remember the safe picks of projected pro bowlers LT Jason Smith and Eugene Monroe? I feel like this analyses is similar with the same ‘weaknesses’ of unproven in pass protection but amazing physical skillset. Anyone have any insight?

    • Tom Weissmann

      All the draft analysts are saying he’s got an amazing skill set but also the highest ceiling out of the top four tackles. He’s a very knowledgeable player who learns and improves very quickly. If the Bucs draft him, he would fit the best out of all the tackle-needy teams because of how much they run the ball. If Warhop can develop his pass blocking abilities, he can be a great LT for the next 10-15 years.