The Los Angeles Rams decided to part ways with 2014 NFL Draft No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson after trading him to the Detroit Lions. The Rams acquired a 2018 sixth round draft pick, according to NFL Insider Adam Schefter.
Robinson was attempting to fight for a starting role on the Rams’ offensive line. He was initially replaced at left tackle when the Rams signed marquee free agent Andrew Whitworth this offseason. They could have shifted him over to right tackle to compete with Rob Havenstein, or try for one of the guard spots. He initially played guard before attempting to play left tackle in his rookie season.
Robinson never lived up to his draft status, but the Lions are looking for depth on their offensive line. The injury bug hit Taylor Decker, which sparked this trade. All things considered, this was likely the best move for Robinson since he wasn’t likely going to see much playing time Los Angeles.