While many were focused on the spectacle of professional football back in Los Angeles last Saturday, Los Angeles Rams head coach Jeff Fisher was locked in on the team’s former second overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft, Greg Robinson.
Despite playing just 13 snaps with the first offense, Robinson was solid not allowing any kind of pressure on quarterback Case Keenum. Fisher even said himself it “may have been the best preseason game he has played to date.” However, Robinson certainly still has a ways to go after admitting he has been trying to closely monitor his weight according to Alden Gonzalez of ESPN:
“I’m dealing with a little weight problem,” Robinson said. “But it’s camp.”
While Robinson says it is mostly “water weight” due to the heat wave in Southern California, he is well aware that his eating habits must improve:
“Just eat healthier, try to watch what I eat and don’t snack too much,” Robinson said. “That’s the main thing. And just be aware of the possibilities of gaining weight. It’s so easy because there’s so much food right now.’
As of Tuesday’s practice, Robinson weighed in at 336 pounds. The Rams staff would ideally like to get him down to the 325 range. Regardless of his playing weight, the spotlight will surely fall on Robinson’s progression after this season as he is likely to be entrusted with the protection of the team’s first overall pick in the 2016 NFL Draft, Jared Goff.