The Ringer: Anatomy of an NFL Draft Bust

The Ringer: Anatomy of an NFL Draft Bust


June 21, 2017

Here’s a piece centering around offensive tackle Greg Robinson – now a Detroit Lion – and how easy it is for draft picks to bust (LINK).

Hit the jump for some beautiful ladies, including a gif of Yanet Garcia.

Yanet Garcia

2 comments

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    Roanman
    Jun 22, 2017 at 6:43 AM

    One of the more interesting paragraphs on football and offensive linemen I’ve read in a while, and right in line with multiple different conversations that have gone on around here for a good while.

    “He was essentially playing a different game at Auburn. The Tigers’ offense was a spread-out, space-based option system, a modern derivative of the Wing-T, and it required completely different things of Robinson than what the Rams’ old-school, I-formation-style scheme would. Robinson, like many college linemen transitioning to the NFL of late, had little experience with the types of blocks he needed to be able to execute at the next level. In former NFL lineman Geoff Schwartz’s informative piece on SB Nation breaking down the difficulties of transitioning to the professional game, he notes that “Robinson played in [a college offense] that barely resembled anything that exists in the NFL. I could hardly find any clips to make comparisons [for what he’s done with the Rams].”

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    canzior
    Jun 22, 2017 at 2:57 PM

    I think the question, if you’re an NFL scout, do you take a guy who…at a Michigan or a Stanford, is a known quantity, albeit not a great athlete. There is the benefit of having seen him do the things that will be asked of him. Or do you choose someone who has only “8 gradable plays” of film, and you aren’t sure what they will be come, the higher ceiling, lower floor guy?

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