Greg Robinson staying positive among many changes

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The Rams were so disillusioned with former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson late last year he was a healthy scratch. Then they signed an old guy to replace him, and refused to pick up the fifth-year option on his contract. And then they demoted him.

But Robinson has at least remained positive, as he tries to create a new start under a new coach.

“Whatever opportunities I have, I’m looking forward to my future,” Robinson said, via Gary Klein of the Los Angeles Times. “Hopefully, it’s with the Rams.

“I don’t really how that’s going to go, but whatever opportunities come my way, I’ve just got to take advantage of it.”

It was clear they didn’t want him playing left tackle anymore, after shelling out in free agency for Andrew Whitworth. But after working as the first right tackle during the early stages of Organized Team Activities, he was with the second team this week, behind Jamon Brown.

“I made a few mistakes that put me down,” Robinson said. “But I just look at it as a little fire up under me. I try my best to come out every day and redeem myself.”

The Rams would take that. Robinson has failed to live up to the expectations created by his draft position, after going second overall in 2014.

New coach Sean McVay said Robinson “has shown some good signs” while making the switch to the right side, and they’re not giving up on a guy who is still just 24. But the fact they’re still shuffling him around is not a good sign, as they try to find a place for him to succeed.

4 responses to “Greg Robinson staying positive among many changes

  1. Second overall pick by Snead and Fisher and he’s a
    total bust. Second string RT,Ouch! The only future this guy has is sitting on a couch will all the money he made. It’s supports the situation that Enos Stan Kroenke could care less about his sports franchises.
    Poor management hires lead to poor player evaluations and poor draft picks. Snead’s picks in 2017 are just as bad. The LA Rams will continue to be
    the dumpster fire of the NFL.

  2. He seems like a nice enough kid, but if there was ever a case study for over-emphasizing the Wonderlic with offensive linemen.

  3. Another sad example of getting too excited about, then drafting, a guy because he’s an “amazing athlete who can be developed” instead of taking a young man who has shown he can play.

    Rams could have traded down and taken Jake Matthews, but Les Snead does love his Auburn alumni.

  4. From what I can determine, Matthews is far from great. But there were probably 12 other 1st rounders in this draft class that are excellent players.

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