2014 NFL Draft Preview: Potential Risers and Fallers in tonight’s NFL Draft
Faller – Greg Robinson OT Auburn
Dec 7, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Auburn Tigers wide receiver Trovon Reed (1) and Auburn Tigers offensive linesman Greg Robinson (73) celebrate after the 2013 SEC Championship game against the Missouri Tigers at Georgia Dome. The Auburn Tigers defeated the Missouri Tigers 59-42. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Liles-USA TODAY Sports
I know this may come as a surprise, but I just have a funny feeling about Greg Robinson being a top 5 draft choice. Rory has Robinson ranked 26th which is a little low compared to the other national media big boards, but I completely see his reasoning. Robinson is a big athletic OT who proved this year he is a talented run blocker, but his technique when it comes to pass blocking leaves a lot to be desired. He often wraps up or gets beat around the edge leaving his QB out to dry.
No doubt Robinson has tons of athletic talent and room to grow, but there are more polished OT prospects in this draft class such as; Jake Matthews, Taylor Lewan and Zach Martin. All of those players might not be as athletic as Robinson, but they all have better pass blocking technique. With this league being a passing league, I think teams will be more inclined to draft tackles that are more refined than a project player. I may be completely wrong on this but I expect Robinson to slide out of the top ten and possibly even into the late first round around the 24-32 range.
Tonight should be a lot of fun for us football fans. We have been waiting for this draft for what seems like ages and it is right around the corner. Who does Raider Nation think will Rise/Fall?