March 4, 2014
Greg Robinson makes a push during Auburn's Pro Day (AP photo)
By Charles Goldberg
AUBURN, Ala. -- Greg Robinson was going home to Louisiana to see his family. Turns out, he may instead have to go to work.
The now-former Auburn offensive lineman will be hitting the road to talk to NFL teams and will continue to work out, and that may cost him a trip home. A lot of teams want to talk to him, but unless they're picking one, two or three in the NFL draft, well, maybe they should be doing something else.
Robinson could go that early after lighting up the NFL Combine last month, and following through at Auburn's Pro Day on Tuesday.
Robinson said he has filled out the papers to be attend the draft on May 8 in New York. Robinson said he had planned to go home to help arrange the New York trip for his family, including his mother.
"She's never been on TV. She can walk across the stage with me. That would be fantastic," Robinson said.
Robinson isn't shying away from the possibility of being the top pick.
"Just as high as I can go, that's my goal. I always want the best for myself," Robinson said.
Robinson didn't participate in the individual drills during Pro Day, but he did do the position drills, saying scouts wanted to see him in pass blocking after spending last season mostly blocking for the run. The scouts, Robinson said, wanted to see "my footwork because they said we didn’t work out of a three-point stance much here."
Robinson did what they wanted.
"It’s not a big difference as far as adjusting, but it’s something that I didn’t work on much when I was here because we focused on the run so much," Robinson said.
Robinson didn't run the 40 or lift weights or jump, for that matter, after becoming the talk of the Combine.
"I feel I did have good numbers," Robinson said.
Robinson's big 2013 season, and the Combine, had him moving up the charts.
"That was one of the goals that I wanted to be in a position to get drafted high," Robinson said.
Now, there are all those job interviews.
"I feel like some people try to hype everything up and try to put pressure on me, but I'm really just taking it step by step," Robinson said. "I don't really know what to expect, but as far as letting it stress me out, I'm just trying to enjoy the whole process and play football."
Charles Goldberg is a Senior Writer at AuburnTigers.com. Following him on Twitter: Follow @AUGoldMine