The Rams selected tackle Greg Robinson with the second overall pick in the draft. But Robinson may not be playing tackle in St. Louis, at least not initially.
Appearing on Monday’s edition of PFT Live, Rams G.M. Les Snead said that Robinson could begin his career in a different location on the offensive line, with starting left tackle Jake Long returning from a torn ACL.
“We really like Jake Long and we think he’s one of our best five offensive lineman,” Snead said. “His rehab is going as planned, so if it still continues to move down the path of being on schedule, he’ll be in the lineup Week One and right now Greg will be somewhere else on the line and right now it’s leaning towards a guard position.
“All through the process we talked about that and we’re actually jacked that he is there because, hey, Arizona, San Fran, Seattle, they’ve got really good [defensive tackles], [defensive] ends, linebackers. [Their] front sevens are really, really strong in our division and having good guards in Greg, whether it’s Greg, Roger Saffold getting out of those linebackers and being able to handle their defensive line, that’s going to really help us along the way.”
Snead explained that Saffold also will be playing guard, which would give the Rams one of the most potent tandems in the league on the interior offensive line.