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Likely first-round pick Greg Robinson enters NFL draft


Greg Robinson, the Auburn left tackle who played an outstanding game in a losing effort in Monday night’s loss to Florida State, has confirmed that it was the last game of his college career.

Robinson wrote on Twitter that he has decided to enter the 2014 NFL draft.

“This was a tough decision but I have decided to declare for the NFL Draft,” Robinson wrote. “I want to thank my teammates and I love them all. Also thank you Auburn Family the best fans in college football.”

The 6-foot-5, 305-pound Robinson said before the BCS national championship game that he had been told by the NFL’s draft advisory board that he is expected to be a first-round pick. Robinson, whose father died in April, also said that his family is not in the best financial shape. Given those factors, it’s easy to see why he would decide it’s time to stop playing for free and start making a living.

And given the way Robinson has played against elite competition, it’s easy to see why NFL teams will be happy to see Robinson’s name on the list of early entries in the draft.

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14 Responses to “Likely first-round pick Greg Robinson enters NFL draft”
  1. deltaoracle says: Jan 7, 2014 3:48 PM

    Best wishes to him. Have to admire anyone going to work to help their family rather than a bunch of “dollar friends.”

  2. ingraven says: Jan 7, 2014 3:54 PM

    good for him. hope he does well and stays humble.

  3. mp4philly says: Jan 7, 2014 3:57 PM

    Get that money, young brother!

  4. jjb0811 says: Jan 7, 2014 3:59 PM

    Probably same story as the Cowboys tackle who had to call the police in to chase off his family.

  5. falcons999 says: Jan 7, 2014 4:04 PM

    Welcome to Miami!

  6. scmems07 says: Jan 7, 2014 4:13 PM

    hope he falls to pick 19

  7. chalkruz1989 says: Jan 7, 2014 4:14 PM

    Couldn’t imagine being in his shoes. You lose your father, play in the National Championship and then announce you’re taking your talents to the NFL.

    Congrats to him and I wish him a bright future.

    Can’t fault a guy for going pro when he was told that he has a first-round grade and has a family in need of financial stability. Most of us, all of us, would have done the same thing.

  8. jgedgar70 says: Jan 7, 2014 4:27 PM

    I thought this would happen. I held a faint hope that he and all of Auburn’s other juniors would decide to come back to finish their unfinished business, but I knew some would go pro. Can’t blame them for wanting to set their families up to have financial security for the rest of their lives.

    He’ll be long gone by the time the Panthers pick, so I hope we trade up to get him.


  9. ctgiant says: Jan 7, 2014 4:33 PM

    We need a young man like this youngster, and picking at #12 Giants have more than one spot open!
    Guys like this one are a steal and a gift, being in New York will keep him in the spotlight, but under Coughlin, he will earn his playing time.

  10. thraiderskin says: Jan 7, 2014 4:34 PM

    That young man shouldn’t have all that weight on his shoulders, hopefully while he is helping his family he doesn’t forget about himself.

  11. 1990tiger says: Jan 7, 2014 4:37 PM

    Enjoyed having him at Auburn and wish him luck at the next level.

  12. stlunatik says: Jan 7, 2014 4:57 PM

    Bye Bye Jake Long. boy, was he a mistake

  13. tdshouldbeinthehall says: Jan 7, 2014 7:59 PM

    He played at Auburn so I guarantee he didn’t play for free.

  14. Canyonero says: Jan 7, 2014 11:45 PM

    Good luck G

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