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Greg Robinson has the speed to go with his strength

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There won’t be many times in his NFL career when Auburn tackle Greg Robinson needs to run 40 yards.

But just in case, he’s going to be able to do it swiftly.

Robinson continued an impressive weekend of measurements and workouts, by running his first 40-yard dash in a blazing 4.88 seconds, then topping it with a 4.84 on his second attempt.

Consider that he’s a 6-foot-5, 332-pound man, and that’s remarkable, and part of the reason he’s expected to be a top-10 pick.

But Robinson has also impressed in the other measurables, with 32 repetitions of the 225-pound bench press. That feat is made more impressive by the fact he has 35-inch long arms, and the longer your arms are, the harder is it to move heavy things often.

It’s an impressive physical display for a guy who plays one of the premium positions, and will merit much more attention from teams jockeying around the top of the draft.

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16 Responses to “Greg Robinson has the speed to go with his strength”
  1. alshonbrandontandem says: Feb 22, 2014 11:44 AM

    St. Louis would be dumb not to take this dude
    #2 overall. He’ll be a better pro than Matthews.

  2. corkspop says: Feb 22, 2014 11:53 AM

    You’d be very welcome in Buffalo, Mr. Robinson….

  3. burtmurphy1 says: Feb 22, 2014 12:10 PM

    Falcons pick him at 6.

  4. navigator24 says: Feb 22, 2014 12:16 PM

    St Louis at #2 or Atlanta at #6. This probably sends Clowney to the Raiders or Jaguars.

  5. ariani1985 says: Feb 22, 2014 12:16 PM

    Don’t come to green bay, we relish in poor o line play.

  6. espnfeedback says: Feb 22, 2014 12:17 PM

    whoever passes on a
    sure fire 10+year pro bowl
    anchor like robinson
    to pick manziel is lost

  7. buljos says: Feb 22, 2014 12:33 PM

    Serious physical specimen. Will be a very good pro some day. He’ll go early. But as for better than Matthews? Not right away he isn’t. He has a higher ceiling, but limited experience at LT (2 years), and played in a relatively simple college system with limited experience in pass pro. He’ll get abused by pros (previews of which were provided by Aaron Donald in Senior Bowl) for a little while until his experience catches up with his incredible physical gifts.

  8. jimboslice23 says: Feb 22, 2014 12:48 PM

    Gail to the redskins, says this rams fan.

  9. nflfollower says: Feb 22, 2014 12:48 PM

    Sounds like a tony mandarich type workout. Maybe green bay should trade up for him.

  10. sdiegosteel says: Feb 22, 2014 1:10 PM

    Robinson is what the Rams wanted Jason Smith to be. Robinson is the real deal, though – – and should be off the board at #2 as well.

  11. bucsmightbegood says: Feb 22, 2014 1:23 PM

    With the seventh pick of the 2014 NFL Draft the Tampa Bay Buccaneers select THIS GUY!

  12. thegreatgabbert says: Feb 22, 2014 1:29 PM

    Noramlly when the O linemen run, they call it the 40 Yard Marathon.

  13. axespray says: Feb 22, 2014 1:34 PM

    Jake Matthews is a flop and can’t play tackle – he’ll never amount to anything – Robinson is the new ogden… kahogang!

  14. keith1126 says: Feb 22, 2014 1:39 PM

    Best comparison:
    mathews to luck as robinson to rg3
    remember all that talk about the ceiling an ceiling. Go with the polish player, less chance of error!

  15. sdchicken says: Feb 22, 2014 3:44 PM

    Seems like their have been a lot of tackles recently described as pro bowlers for the next 10 years that didn’t pan out. Robinson looks like the real deal to me. Hope he can fare better than Gallery, Carimi, Fischer, and the Jax guy from last year.

  16. garyhd01 says: Feb 22, 2014 6:57 PM

    as a ram fan i say we can take either one matthews or robinson and for that reason snead will probably trade down gather a few picks and still get one of them the only difference might be we dont get a choice but still get one thats good enough for me!!

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