Greg is a remarkable athlete. He has the size, strength, foot quickness and
lateral agility to be a Pro Bowl offensive lineman in the NFL. He is a
dominating and intimidating run blocker, due large in part to his mental
strength and lateral agility. He plays until he hears the whistle and shows
leadership skills through his play on the field. Greg has those long arms that
keep players away from his body and, when he engages his opponent while run
blocking or pass blocking, he continues to move his feet until the play is over.
Greg is built like a sequoia tree with a strong tapered body and roots solid on
the ground. He is a hard kid to move; defensive ends and tackles tired quickly
against him in just about every game I saw on film. In the 4th quarter, Greg
just keeps on banging away on every down and when he does make a mistake, he
doesnít make it again. He is smart and will quickly pick up the techniques that
will make him a Pro Bowl offensive lineman and a future franchise Left Tackle. I
call him Greg (Sequoia) Robinson.
Anyone that watches this team knows that pass blocking is not as much of a
priority as run blocking. However, that being said, Greg is behind in learning
the pass blocking techniques that he will need at the next level. Nevertheless
Greg is a fast learner and because of his natural athletic ability he will learn
fast. Right now he is what I call an attack pass blocker. He likes to get his
hands on his opponent right away and then stone him at the line of scrimmage.
That might change at the next level, but I think itís in Gregís DNA to attack
and most likely he will continue to block aggressively when pass blocking or run
blocking. So I suggest you let him and be creative in how to use his talents.
If youíre a team that doesnít need a quarterback in the top ten of the draft, I
suggest you think hard before you pass on drafting Greg. It will be a big
mistake. His mental strength and athletic talent is far beyond most of the
offensive linemen that usually come out in a draft. He has Pro Bowl talent and
left tackle franchise talent that does need to be groomed, but thatís why you
have position coaches. I would draft him and put him at left tackle right away
and live with his mistakes as he learns because Greg will not get better sitting
on the sidelines or playing another position on the offensive line that does not
impact the team as much as the left tackle position. The draft is about
potential as much as itís about getting players who can help you right away.
Greg may need some time to learn more effective pass blocking techniques, but
given that time, I know he will not disappoint you. Just teach him the
techniques and let him mature into that franchise Left Tackle.