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Stable Of Bros – Drew Hodgdon on Greg Robinson

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It’s that time of year again, the pre-draft period, when your favorite NFL blogs overflow with the opinions of former scouts, wannabe scouts, critics of scouts, girls that have dated scouts, and every other scout except Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird. Many of these people do outstanding work, but there’s only so much of it one can stomach. In an effort to bring a little variety to the melange of player reports, I’ve asked a few fomer NFL players to give their opinions on some of this year’s prospects. I call them my Stable of Bros, and you will read them because I’ll go Incognito on you if you don’t. Also, I figure they’ll have a slightly different perspective. Cool, right?

My first Bro Scout is Drew Hodgdon. He lives in Chicago and he’s awesome. He was a center for several years with the Texans. He survived on guile, scrappiness, and a tempered scorn for defensive tackles. Drew knows his stuff. I used to make him take extra reps against me in practice because he did such a good job of exploiting my weaknesses. Hard to say that with a straight face, since I had zero weaknesses (You don’t have access to film, right?). Drew’s got an eye for this stuff and knows what he’s talking about. He’ll be doing a player a day until he quits or at least until his form starts to suffer.

Greg Robinson: Auburn, LT

The Good

  • Robinson’s style of play is clear and present, he’s an earth mover. He has an excellent combination of balance and physicality in run blocks. Sharp footwork and hand placement only exacerbate the damage he can inflict on a front seven trying to defend the run.
  • He’s an effort player. Robinson makes it a point to run his feet through the point of point of attack, a rare quality in lineman that aren’t strangers to going back for thirds at the campus Caf.
  • Youth is at a premium in sports and as a Redshirt Sophomore, the Auburn Tiger has plenty of room to grow. Shameless puns always allowed

The Bad

  • The flip side of the coin that praises Robinson’s power and aggression is his detrimental tendency to be top heavy and  could be prone to holding calls at the next level. If he can’t learn to adjust his balance and tenacity, it could mean growing pains for him especially when the ball is in the air.

Surprisingly handsome at 320 lbs…

Greg Robinson is a Tackle with a signature style. And if his style suits a teams need and offensive philosophy, than they won’t be disappointed with a young player that shows he has the tools to be an imposing figure on the front line.

- Drew Hodgdon

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