Rams aren’t expected to pick up option on Greg Robinson

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In the same year the Rams landed cornerstone defensive lineman Aaron Donald with a first-round pick, they rolled the dice on potential cornerstone offensive lineman Greg Robinson. One worked out; one didn’t.

And so on the same day news emerged that the Rams have exercised the fifth-year option on Donald, Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times reports that the team is not expected to exercise the option on Robinson.

Because Robinson, unlike Donald, was a top-1o pick, Robinson would be entitled to a salary in 2018 equivalent to the transition tender for offensive linemen in 2017. That’s nearly $12.5 million, guaranteed for injury only until next March.

Given Robinson’s performance, it’s no surprise that the Rams are passing on the fifth-year option for the No. 2 overall pick, taken one spot behind Jadeveon Clowney and one spot ahead of Blake Bortles. Robinson has struggled through three seasons in the NFL, and the end result will be Robinson entering a contract year in 2017.

13 responses to “Rams aren’t expected to pick up option on Greg Robinson

  1. This guy had the potential to be…….. Wait for it………..An all time bust!

    The guy had so much buzz going into the draft. Nobody thought he’d be this bad.

  2. Greg Robinson is a Huge bust, Tim Duckworth came out of same school with same problems in 06 and was not drafted…..

  3. In typical Jeff Fisher fashion, he drafts Robinson, who most thought Is a can’t miss player to anchor that offensive line…. Then just a few picks later drafts Donald, who destroys him daily in practice and ruins his psyche and ultimately, his career.

    2 1st rd draft picks, one works out one doesn’t. Just Fisher doing Fisher things, winning at 50% of everything he does.

  4. “In typical Jeff Fisher fashion, he drafts Robinson, who most thought Is a can’t miss player to anchor that offensive line…. Then just a few picks later drafts Donald, who destroys him daily in practice and ruins his psyche and ultimately, his career.”

    Its fun to rag on Jeff Fisher, but Les Snead is the GM who was responsible for making these draft picks.

  5. Drafting a guy at number 2 overall from a run heavy gimmicky college offense with no playbook is stupid. A risky pick at the time that didn’t pan out.

  6. The guy has a great attitude and work ethic but he simply can’t get his hands and feet in sync. Either he’s firing out early and going offsides, or his man is past him and he has to grab for a holding penalty.
    If someone could find a way to correct this flaw he’d be all pro.

  7. thegreatjimbrown says:

    Its fun to rag on Jeff Fisher, but Les Snead is the GM who was responsible for making these draft picks.

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    And Snead wears Auburn colored glasses. Fisher would have gone the good old boy route and drafted Jake Matthews. (Which they should have)

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