Posted January 07, 2014

Auburn offensive tackle Greg Robinson declares for NFL Draft on Twitter

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Greg Robinson (73) has proven himself ready for the NFL in just two seasons on the field at Auburn.

Auburn’s Greg Robinson (73) has proven himself NFL-ready in two seasons on the field. (Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

The wound from the national championship is still fresh for Auburn, and now the Tigers will be without one of their best players in 2014, as offensive tackle Greg Robinson announced Tuesday on Twitter that he’ll enter the NFL Draft.

Robinson was a stalwart on a talented Auburn offensive line that averaged over 328 rushing yards per game and recently received a first-round grade from the NFL Draft Advisory board. He played extremely well against Florida State’s NFL-caliber defensive line Monday night and is clearly ready for the NFL despite being just a redshirt sophomore.

After the game, Robinson said the loss “made the decision harder” but that he’d ultimately do what was best for his family and himself, per AL.com. While he probably wanted to finish the job, win a title and declare after the game, it’s hard to stick around when you’ve proven yourself against top competition all year and you’re being floated in the top 15.

7 comments
jackmtalbot
jackmtalbot

Fortunately for Auburn, the Tigers have three excellent tackles ready to battle for the two jobs.Look for Avery Young to flip from the right tackle spot to the left, and either Shon Coleman or Patrick Miller to take over at right tackle.Either way, Auburn's O-line should be even better next year with three senior starters.

VoiceoReason
VoiceoReason

It is hard to believe, according to Cam Newton, Greg might take a cut in pay going from Auburn to the NFL...