Greg Robinson And The Bucs

April 10th, 2014

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This irritates Bucs fans; Joe understands but can’t ignore it. It’s like when the toilet is running. That irritates Joe, too, but he cannot ignore that, either.

On paper, as of April 10, 2014, Joe is uncomfortable with the construction of the Bucs’ offensive line. At best, it is thin as hell.

And while Joe has found no one to suggest new left tackle Anthony Collins isn’t a good blocker, Joe would rest a whole lot easier at night if he knew Collins could play a half-season much less a full season.

That’s not to mention Carl Nicks’ toe and what appears to be a hole at right guard.

No, Joe is not all that comfortable with the current offensive line. He’s not the only one. That is why in his latest mock draft, Joe’s good friend Justin Pawlowski of WHFS-FM 98.7 has the Bucs picking Auburn tackle Greg Robinson.

7. Greg Robinson – OT/OG – Auburn: The massive Robinson would play guard if selected by the Bucs.

Though this wouldn’t be a sexy pick, Joe would be just fine with picking Robinson if he falls to No. 7. Get a guy like Robinson or Jake Matthews and you have the anchor for your line for the next decade. And Justin is correct, Robinson could play guard and later be moved to tackle. It’s happened before in the NFL.

Getting a roadgrader like Robinson when you have a stable of running backs led by Doug Martin is just smart.

63 Responses to “Greg Robinson And The Bucs”

  1. dee Says:

    I like this pick

  2. passthebuc Says:

    It is the best choice you have made for the number 7 pick.

  3. Jeagan1999 Says:

    Been a while since we had a “Gruber” type lineman we could count on for a decade of solid play. May not be our biggest need, but wouldn’t be a bad choice either.

  4. Lev Says:

    This pick is far from sexy. It is like dating your second cousin.

  5. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Greg Robinson in the first, Jace Amaro in the second, Allen Robinson in the third.

    Oh, and Johnny Manziel in the fourth or fifth. Lol

  6. Eric Says:

    Doesn’t make sense given the Collins pick up.

    Wouldn’t have paid him that kind of money if they thought they had to draft his replacement immediately.

  7. SAMCRO Says:

    I wouldn’t be upset but I would be surprised that he slid down to 7.

  8. Bee Says:

    Forgive me but i would rather have the sexy pick. QB in the first round pls!

  9. BucsQcCity Says:

    Robinson would be good. If we really want one of the 3 1st rnd qb, then we just need to trade back into round 1 before cleveland and we’ll have one of the 3

  10. Dick2111 Says:

    I’d take either Robinson or Matthews in a heartbeat with our #7 pick. Without a solid line up-front, the offense isn’t going anywhere.

  11. Celly Says:

    Eric Says:
    April 10th, 2014 at 10:21 am

    Doesn’t make sense given the Collins pick up.

    Wouldn’t have paid him that kind of money if they thought they had to draft his replacement immediately.

    Did you even read the article?

    Nowhere does it say that he would be an immediate replacement. It CLEARLY states that he would play guard if drafted by us.

    The better question is: When the time comes, how difficult is it to transition from RG to LT? Would we take him and plug him in at LG and move Nicks to the right? Is Nicks better suited on the right side?

    Those would be my questions/concerns if we select Robinson.

  12. Leon Says:

    We draft him I’m looking for Bucs to replace Lovie this the would be worst pick in franchise history!

  13. Leon Says:

    Since Glennon actually

  14. Tom Says:

    I like Robinson at 7 more than Watkins or Manziel. It’s safe and addresses a need at the same time

  15. DontBucNH8 Says:

    Would rather go for a Morgan Moses, Billy Turner or Cyrus Kouandjio in later rounds

  16. GoNoles Says:

    I dont know how anyone could be mad if we select any of these players ranked in the top 7. Clowney, Matthews, Robinson, Mack, Watkins, Evans, and lets not forget about CJ Mosley that just might surprise people. We know Lovie likes his MLBs and this would slide Fostor over to SLB. No, I do not believe that we will select a QB at 7 just to have him sit for a year or 2 (to high of a pick), sorry Joe.

  17. Lunchbag Al Says:

    Leon – Seriously? Worst pick in franchise history? Does the name Booker Reese ring a bell? How about Kenyatta Walker, or Dexter Jackson, Dan Sileo (tool bag), Charles McRae, Rod Jones, Gaines Adams (RIP), Bo Jackson, Eric Curry, Keith McCants…shall we continue?

  18. Leon Says:

    Greg is severely overrated because of combine.. A guard in top 10 is about as dumb as it gets. I’m confident that will never happen.

  19. Leon Says:

    Ok worse is too much, but awful for certain.

  20. stevek Says:

    Leon,

    C’mon man!

    All of Mark Dominick’s draft picks, pre-Schiano,(other than #3 overall GMC) are the WORST ever.

  21. Leon Says:

    The hole at RG and a our need for a swing tackle can be address in the latter of the draft. We need to address QB and WR in 1st couple rounds its imperative.

  22. Leon Says:

    I took back worse ever but awful yes!

  23. Gt40bear Says:

    What’s not to like, better than wasting a 1st round pick on a 3rd round QB!

  24. stevek Says:

    Leon,

    Ted Larsen, Jeremy Zuttah, Jermon Meredith are as good as Robinson?

    I would love to have the opportunity to draft either Robinson or Mathews.

    We need an anchor on the line, almost as bad as a 10 sack edge rusher.

  25. Lunchbag Al Says:

    He has value on the line due to the fact that he is versatile. Guards are holding more value today than they did several years ago. Look at the contracts FA guards are getting. Overrated, not sure.

    The only thing that I see him having to get better at might be in his pass pro. Simply because of the fact that Auburn was a run happy team. Martin from ND might have more value in my opinion, as both T and G experience and did very well in both pass pro & run blocking. Not at 7 though.

    However, all that being said, Robinson would be a far cry from the “Worst Draft Pick”.

  26. Dean Says:

    Joe:
    Any word on Carl Nicks? Is he there at OBP for offseason get-together? No one interviewed him or wrote a word updating how he is doing.

    Nicks updates have come out many times. There’s a lot of hope at OBP. However, nobody actually has said what Nicks is doing in his rehab. No specifics. Joe will flush it out when he can. –Joe

  27. Bucsfanman Says:

    This is a pick that makes sense. Evans, Clowney, Watkins, Bridgewater, Manziel, and Bortles are most likely gone at#7. If the Bucs are building a dynasty, you have to start in the trenches.

  28. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    Robinson has the best athleticism for a huge guy since Carl Nicks. Probably even superior to him, since Nicks was never seriously considered as a tackle and Robinson definitely is considered to have that ability. And Nicks when healthy has been one of the most dominant guards in recent memory.

    Anyone saying picking blue chip offensive linemen high in the draft is a mistake doesn’t understand the importance of the line. The best teams have dominant lines, and dominant lines are more often than not made up of high draft picks. The facts are the facts.

  29. Architek Says:

    Not a bad pick

  30. brandonbucfan Says:

    NO!!! IF you want a guard…Su’a-Filo UCLA or Yankey Stanford or Thomas Clemons Rd 2..Onwe will be there.
    I still say trade down…Need a WR take Marquis Lee if you want a burner or Benjamin if you want another big body. NOW you have that that extra pick in Rd 2 to get your QB.

  31. ander Says:

    its definetly a safe pick that i wouldnt mind however. i still desire to get evans or watkins because the bucs dont have any playmakers at the receiver position whatsoever. jackson is a possesion receiver and our receiver depth is very questionable. theirfore go get watkins or evans

  32. Nate_tweetz Says:

    Greg Robinson is a beast! Someone on here said he was overrated cause of the combine… what!?! This dude plows over anyone in his way. Doug Martin would be a pro-bowl running back for the next 5 years.

    Having said that, I would not be overly excited about this pick, BUT I would completely understand the pick. It’s a safe, solid, long-term pick. I personally hope we get a little riskier. I think all of this pick at 7 talk is for naught anyway… I would be absolutely shocked if we didn’t trade down.

  33. bucrightoff Says:

    Of course its not sexy….its smart. The game is still won in the trenches. Why draft a QB at 7 if you can’t protect him?

  34. MadMax Says:

    Boom!!!!! Finally my man Robinson gets an article dedicated to him (Thanks Joe!). Only thing is we’ll have to trade up for him (use one of next years picks IMO). Guard or tackle, doesn’t matter where you plug him….like Ive been saying, our O line is mainly built for pass blocking, but with our core of excellent RB’s, we NEED THAT ROAD GRADER…and this pick will lead to the all sexy pass plays that will open as long as we follow up with some WR drafts afterwards.

    Form the trenches with steel…and Robinson is ZDP189 steel, not 4140!!!

  35. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    If we’re fortunate enough, and Greg Robinson falls to use at #7; draft ‘em. Kick’em inside to guard for one or two years-then move him to tackle. If he’s not there trade down-Taylor Lewan-Aaron Donald and Zac Martin should still be on the board.

  36. Tackleblockwin Says:

    No doubt. We have very capable RBs on this team. Give them some blockers and we at least have a running game capable of moving the chains and milking the clock. I still say Evans if available, but if not, I’d have no problem with this pick.

  37. BFFL Says:

    It’s nice to have solid offensive lineman, but the Grubers and Joe Thomases of the world just do not impact the win loss column. Good offensive lineman are all over the place. You just have to have a good scouting department that can find them.

  38. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    ^The more Pro Bowl caliber players you have, the more they affect the “win loss column” as you put it. Doesn’t matter what position (except maybe kickers, punters & long snappers).

  39. knucknbuc Says:

    That would be very unkind if the bucs do that too me. They’d owe me a new tv because my remote would be going right through it.

  40. Martinii Says:

    Finally we are talking in terms that I can relate too. It all starts up front. Manziel can’t throw to Watkins or Evans if he is on his back. We need a road grater. There will be plenty of sexy WR and Qb’s in the middle rounds. My mock draft begins with a 10yr safe investment. Robinson, Matthews, Lewan, Martin, pick one…….

  41. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Best Guard Prospect since the Great Steve Hutchinson

  42. FLBoyInDallas Says:

    You know the beauty of this draft vs previous regimes at One Buc? No matter what happens in the first 6 picks the Bucs are going to draft the highest rated player on their board regardless of position. And that is refreshing to me as a Bucs fan. No more of this pretending to draft BPA while secretly drafting for need nonsense.

  43. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Could he be the next Randall McDaniel or Larry Allen?

  44. Nick H Says:

    Like

  45. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Watching Greg Robinson charge 10…15 yards down field. Blasting Any and Everything in sight. Is like watching Poetry in motion-que: John Facenda

  46. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    *cue John Facenda

  47. Eric Says:

    I read the article.

    Im aware he would play guard initially and switch. But I think Lovie views Collins as a long term solution and not looking for a future replacement.

  48. Celly Says:

    LUVMYBUCS Says:
    April 10th, 2014 at 11:11 am

    If we’re fortunate enough, and Greg Robinson falls to use at #7; draft ‘em. Kick’em inside to guard for one or two years-then move him to tackle. If he’s not there trade down-Taylor Lewan-Aaron Donald and Zac Martin should still be on the board

    And if he’s not there and we can’t trade down, what do we do then?

    I’m so tired of everyone’s idea is “hey just trade down.” it takes 2 to tango. Everyone wants to trade down, only few teams want to trade up. Its IMPOSSIBLE to trade down if no one wants to trade up.

  49. LUVMYBUCS Says:

    Of course you have to find a dancing partner. Excuse me If I assumed that was a given. If you don’t find a trading partner-And Taylor Lewan & Aaron Donald are still on the board-Take your pick.

  50. Mike Says:

    Everyone says take a guard and u have a starter for a decade… I’m positive we didn’t have Joseph for 10 years!

  51. Phillip Says:

    @LMB

    Since you will probably answer and love this dude..

    No one can give me a legit answer as to why you want to draft Aaron Donald?? Yes he’s going to be a good player but who are you wanting to bench? McDonald who we just signed in FA, Donald who we just spent a 1st round pick on or GMC?? ALL THREE play the exact 3 Technique DT position.. We would be wasting someone on the bench far too much… Or do you want to play all 3 of them all the time and bench Spence and Gholston and have a horrible defense against the run? Just boggles my mind that people want to draft this kid… Once again he’s going to be good… But he would not be a *VALUE* pick in the 1st round..

  52. stevek Says:

    Celly,

    I am tired of this!

    Who is to say we can’t find a dancing partner?

    Heck, even Rock Start could work draft day trades.

    How dare LUVMYBUCS have an open mind! :)

  53. stevek Says:

    Phillip,

    Donald is as polished as D-Linemen come, and he can play all along the defensive line.

    Plus, great teams have a rotation of guys.

    Can Mcdonald play every play? He was a rotational guy in Seatle. You think he can play the whole game, and still be effective?

    It all starts in the trenches.

  54. Phillip Says:

    @stevek

    This is why I didn’t ask you that question… Because CLEARLY you don’t read and don’t know that it’s not just McDonald and Donald there is also some guy named McCoy that all play the SAME EXACT POSITION… So most of the time atleast one of them will be on the bench if not two… Donald cannot play all along the D-line either so stop with the non sense… I don’t know why I even respond to you..

  55. Phillip Says:

    He can play the 5 Tech DE in a 3-4 D, and a 3 Tech DT in a 4-3 D… That isn’t all along the line…

  56. biff barker Says:

    Trading down a always a possibility but with all the clamor over the depth of this class, teams should be reluctant to invest to much.
    The risk/reward may not be worth it.

  57. Buccaneer Bonzai Says:

    QB or OL in the first.
    WR or QB in the second.
    OL or WR in the third.
    LB in the fifth.

  58. Bill Byrne Says:

    I’m all in for either Matthews or Robinson, if they’re available at #7. I believe the Falcons will pick one of them at #6. I can’t remember any quarterback being able to throw from his back…..!

  59. Newbucsfan!!! Says:

    the chicago bears o-line was terrible for three years until last year when they only replaced three spots. an undrafted free agent, long in the 1st or 2nd, and free agent left tackle. you can get your o-lineman later in the draft, they work as a group to get the job done. peyton manning’s o-line in denver isn’t great especially at run blocking but the unit as a whole is all world. Bucs should try and trade back if possible and draft C.J. Mosely in the 1st and get their guard in the 2nd

  60. Mumbles Says:

    Anything we do, anybody we get is going to be good. Impossible to screw this up. Dominik is not here, is he?

  61. Kevin Says:

    Rather have Mike Evans across from Vjax.. ..And Vjax is Aging. Wouldn’t it be smart to have Evans going into his third year when Vjax is departing??? Get Evans.

  62. BigMacAttack Says:

    I like picking an O lineman too. I don’t care which one they take because I trust those making the decision. I trust whatever they do at 7 will be a wise choice, trade, offense, defense or even QB. We sucked last year so anything will help. My job is to pay my ticket invoice and get to the games on time. Everything else is out of my control and I’m along for the ride. I think it’s gonna be a fun ride too, especially with Hard Nick coaching the LB’s. I’m totally stoked about the new regime and direction. There is sense of professionalism that has been missing for years.

  63. BoJim Says:

    The more I think about it the more I like it. This guy’s an earth mover.

 
 

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