Likely first-round pick Greg Robinson enters NFL draft

AP

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.