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St. Louis makes Greg Robinson No. 2 pick in NFL Draft

May 8, 2014

Greg Robinson, left, celebrates during his Auburn days with teammate Melvin Ray

By Charles Goldberg

NEW YORK -- Greg Robinson came from humble beginnings in Louisiana. This Thursday night, he was one of the top players in the NFL Draft and in line for a contract befitting a potential star.

The now-former Auburn offensive lineman was the No. 2 player selected in the NFL Draft when the St. Louis Rams came calling his name at Radio City Music Hall. 

Greg Robinson. First-rounder.

He played just two years at Auburn, having been redshirted as a freshman. He never played his junior year, much less his senior season. But here he as a toast of New York. 

He has repeatedly said he would take care of his family back home when he signs his NFL contract. He earned his way here as he helped Auburn's explosive offense help the Tigers all the way to BCS title game.

Auburn says he led the nation with 25 touchdown-clearing blocks, and helped Tre Mason and Nick Marshall each burst through the 1,000-yard rushng barrier. 

South Carolina's Jadeveon Clowney was the No. 1 pick, going to Houston. 

Robinson is expected to lead the Auburn charge in the draft. He'll likely be followed by defensive end Dee Ford and tailback Tre Mason, then others.

Check back for more, and comments from Robinson.

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