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Gregory Robinson (born October 21, 1992) is an American football offensive tackle for the Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL). After playing college football at Auburn, he was drafted by the St. Louis Rams second overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. After three seasons with the Rams, Robinson was traded to the Detroit Lions ahead of the 2017 season, but injury led to him being waived in November 2017.

Greg Robinson
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Robinson in 2019
No. 78 – Cleveland Browns
Position:Offensive tackle
Personal information
Born: (1992-10-21) October 21, 1992 (age 26)
Raceland, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:330 lb (150 kg)
Career information
High school:Thibodaux
(Thibodaux, Louisiana)
NFL Draft:2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 2
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Games played:68
Games started:56
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR


Early yearsEdit

Robinson attended Thibodaux High School in Thibodaux, Louisiana, where he was a two-time all-state lineman for the Tigers football team. He did not play on the offensive line until junior year of high school after playing defensive line as a freshman. After his senior season, Robinson participated in the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

As a standout athlete, Robinson was one of the state's top performers in the shot put competition. In the discus, he got a top-throw of 43.48 meters at the 2010 Thibodaux Tiger Relays, placing second.[1] He won the shot put event at the 2011 High School Last Chance Qualifier, recording a career-best throw of 18.26 meters.[2]

Regarded as a four-star recruit by, Robinson was ranked as the second best guard prospect in the nation, behind Aundrey Walker.[3]

College careerEdit

At Auburn, Robinson was redshirted in 2011.[4] He took over as the starting left tackle in 2012 and started 11 games. As a sophomore in 2013, he was a first team All-SEC selection.[5]

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 5 in
(1.96 m)
332 lb
(151 kg)
35 in
(0.89 m)
10 in
(0.25 m)
4.92 s 1.72 s 2.88 s 4.86 s 7.80 s 28 12 in
(0.72 m)
9 ft 5 in
(2.87 m)
32 reps
All values from NFL Combine[6]

St. Louis/Los Angeles RamsEdit

Robinson was drafted by the St. Louis Rams in the first round with the second overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.[7] Robinson was the highest Auburn Tigers offensive lineman ever selected, beating out Ken Rice, the eighth overall pick in the 1961 NFL Draft.[8]

On June 16, 2014, the Rams signed Robinson to a fully guaranteed, four-year, $21.28 million rookie contract that also included a $13.79 million signing bonus and no offset language.[9]

In the 2016 season, Robinson reportedly arrived at training camp 14-15 lbs overweight. He began the regular season as the starting left tackle, but was inefficient throughout the first ten games of the season and was also penalized 12 times in the first ten games. On November 27, 2016, Robinson was a healthy scratch for the Rams' Week 11 match-up against the New Orleans Saints and was replaced by starting left guard Rodger Saffold.[10]

On March 9, 2017, after the signing of tackle Andrew Whitworth, the Rams announced that they were moving Robinson's position to guard.[11] It was later reported on April 11, 2017 that Robinson would be moved to right tackle and that Rob Havenstein would be moved from right tackle to guard.[12] On May 2, 2017, the Rams declined the fifth-year option on Robinson's contract, making him a free agent after the 2017 season.[13]

Detroit LionsEdit

On June 15, 2017, Robinson was traded to the Detroit Lions for a 2018 sixth-round draft pick. The trade was made after Lions starting left tackle Taylor Decker underwent shoulder surgery that would make him miss 4–6 months.[14][15] He was waived by the Lions on November 10, 2017, citing an injury designation. Prior to the waiver, Robinson had been plagued with an ankle injury that caused him to miss two games.[16] He was placed on injured reserve after clearing waivers.[17]

Cleveland BrownsEdit

Robinson was signed by the Cleveland Browns on June 19, 2018.[18] He was named a backup tackle to begin the season, behind rookie left tackle Desmond Harrison and right tackle Chris Hubbard. He was named the starting left tackle in Week 9, and started there the rest of the season, taking over from the undrafted rookie Harrison.

Robinson was re-signed by the Browns to a one-year contract on February 25, 2019.[19]


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  2. ^ "High School Last Chance Qualifier - Complete Results (Raw)".
  3. ^ "Greg Robinson". Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  4. ^ Erickson, Joel A. (December 24, 2011). "Auburn football: Freshman left tackle Greg Robinson wows Tigers during practice for Chick-fil-A Bowl". Ledger-Enquirer. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  5. ^ "2013 Associated Press All-SEC Team Announced". December 9, 2013. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  6. ^ "Greg Robinson". Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  7. ^ Farrar, Doug (May 8, 2014). "St. Louis Rams select Greg Robinson with the No. 2 pick 2014 NFL draft". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved May 9, 2014.
  8. ^ Black, Ryan (May 8, 2014). "Auburn's Greg Robinson taken by St. Louis with second overall pick". Ledger-Enquirer. Retrieved May 9, 2014."[...] Robinson's pick marked the highest an Auburn lineman has ever been selected in the NFL, bettering Ken Rice, who was taken with the eighth overall pick by the Cardinals [...] in 1961."
  9. ^ " Greg Robinson contract". Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  10. ^ Patra, Kevin (November 27, 2016). "Greg Robinson is a healthy scratch for LA Rams". Retrieved November 27, 2016.
  11. ^ Patra, Kevin (March 9, 2017). "Rams set to swipe Andrew Whitworth from Bengals". Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  12. ^ Simmons, Myles (April 11, 2017). "Which Rams May Shift Positions in 2017?". Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  13. ^ Gonzalez, Alden (May 2, 2017). "It's official: Rams won't pick up Greg Robinson's fifth-year option". Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  14. ^ "Lions acquire T Greg Robinson via trade and sign free agent T Cyrus Kouandjio". June 15, 2017.
  15. ^ Patra, Kevin (June 15, 2017). "Rams trade ex-No. 2 pick Greg Robinson to Lions". Retrieved March 31, 2019.
  16. ^ Patra, Kevin. "Lions waive OT Greg Robinson with injury designation". NFL. Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  17. ^ Inabinett, Mark. "Detroit Lions waive former No. 2 draft choice Greg Robinson". Retrieved November 22, 2017.
  18. ^ "Browns sign OL Greg Robinson". June 19, 2018.
  19. ^ "Browns re-sign OL Greg Robinson". February 25, 2019.

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