The Los Angeles Rams underwent a major overhaul of new coaching and player personnel this offseason. It was kickstarted by the signing of Andrew Whitworth and John Sullivan in hopes of upgrading one of the NFL’s worst offensive lines last season.
Whitworth’s signing ultimately resulted in Greg Robinson making the switch to the right side of the line. Although the transition along the offensive line is a challenge for any player, Robinson is looking forward to the chance at revitalizing his career at right tackle, according to Gary Klein of Los Angeles Times:
“Whatever opportunities I have, I’m looking forward to my future,” he said. “Hopefully, it’s with the Rams.”
The former No. 2 overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft has struggled mightily as the most penalized lineman in the league. Although Los Angeles has declined to exercise their fifth-year option on Robinson, he is not ready to call it quits just yet:
“I don’t really how that’s going to go, but whatever opportunities come my way, I’ve just got to take advantage of it.”
As of right now, it seems the left side of the line will be held down by Whitworth and Rodger Saffold. Meanwhile, Rob Havenstein, who spent the majority of last season lining up at right tackle, is officially moving inside to guard which leaves that lone tackle spot up for grabs.
If Robinson plans on securing that spot, he will have to compete with Jamon Brown who has impressed his coaches so far in offseason training activities. Brown currently holds an edge over Robinson in terms of technique after spending most of his collegiate career at right tackle. Needless to say, it will be interesting to see who comes out on top come Week 1 of the 2017 NFL season.