Auburn Tigers offensive linesman Greg Robinson (73) against the LSU Tigers during the second half of a game at Tiger Stadium. LSU defeated Auburn 35-21. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
The Atlanta Falcons have certainly been performing their due diligence on the top prospects in the 2014 NFL Draft, as they have had reported workouts with players like Jadeveon Clowney of South Carolina, Khalil Mack of Buffalo and Taylor Lewan of Michigan. Frankly, that is just who we know about through various reports, and the number could be much greater.
In that vein, there is a report circulating that the Falcons are sending a group to Auburn on Thursday in order to hold a private meeting with the top offensive tackle in the draft, Auburn’s Greg Robinson.
Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reports that the meeting is scheduled, and while it certainly isn’t a surprise to see Atlanta courting Robinson, it does nothing to quell rumors that the Falcons could be looking to trade up once again. The 6-foot-5, 332-pound behemoth of an offensive tackle is currently ranked as the #2 overall player by Scouts, Inc., and Mel Kiper Jr. projects Robinson to the St. Louis Rams with the 2nd pick in the draft.
Outside of Clowney, Greg Robinson would be the ideal player for the Atlanta Falcons in this draft, as they have a big-time need at the offensive tackle spot and he has all the makings of a legitimate All-Pro player. Stay tuned for more information as it comes.