Rams to leave Greg Robinson at left guard

Was a tackle at Auburn. Jason Butt

Print This June 05, 2014, 04:00 PM EST

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It appears Greg Robinson will have some time to gain experience before becoming the blind side protector.

According to a report from Bleacher Report's Dan Pompeii, Robinson will begin his tenure in St. Louis as the starting left guard. A tackle at Auburn, Robinson was the second overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Robinson is athletic and versatile enough to be able to play both tackle and guard, so this should essentially be a tune up. The attention during the season will turn to how effective Jake Long is at left tackle. Long has three years, including this one, remaining on his contract.

It's possible for Robinson to move out to right tackle before if Long plays out his deal, though it appears the organization's more immediate need is on the interior for now. But with it assumed that Robinson will eventually be the Rams' left tackle, it makes sense to start him on the left side of the line, with the intent of keeping him there.

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