Robinson is a rare talent who excels at moving defenders off the ball in the run game. His initial pop and finishing strength at the line of scrimmage, in addition to his ability to get to the second level and envelop linebackers in space, are outstanding. Although his hand placement is inconsistent and he holds too much at this point, he can get better in this area and is almost impossible to beat when he gets his hands inside and locks on. Auburn's run-heavy scheme raises some concern when it comes to his ability to pick up assignments and his technique in pass protection, but he has the length (35-inch arms), quickness and foot speed to protect the edge working against the league's best edge-rushers when he's fundamentally sound.
How he fits:
This is a nice marriage between drafting the best player on the board who also fills a big need. He is an excellent athlete and natural left tackle who will upgrade an offensive line that has not been consistent in pass protection in front of a quarterback who is not overly mobile. This offense will show a lot of no-huddle with three- and five-step drops, and it is mostly a man-blocking offensive line, which suits Robinson perfectly. With left tackle Jake Long coming off a knee injury, Robinson is insurance. With right tackle Joe Barksdale playing better than expected, look for Robinson to line up at left guard to give the Rams an elite left side. He could easily move to left or right tackle if necessary.