Just a couple of years back one of the most highly-sought after football players in the country was Thibodaux High School star quarterback/athlete Trovon Reed. Reed had his choice of just about any school in the country to choose from before he decided to sign with Auburn over LSU.
A player on that Thibodaux High School team who was overshadowed due to the exploits of Reed was offensive tackle Greg Robinson.
Robinson was also a highly coveted player and like Reed he also signed on with Auburn.
But in college Greg Robinson has emerged as the star performer from Thibodaux and emerged as one of the top left tackles in the Southeast Conference.
This season the second year fulltime starter has emerged as one of the elite left tackles in the SEC and he has caught the eyes of NFL scouts.
The 6-5, 320 pound Robinson redshirted in 2011, but he earned a starting spot in 2012, starting 11 games and this season he has been outstanding in pass protection and also being a huge impact player as a run blocker.
While Robinson is listed as a redshirt sophomore he is three years out of high school and his play has him in my eyes as a probable top-100 pick in the 2014 NFL draft, if he decides to come out early. Robinson has not only been a good player, but he has been dominant at the left tackle spot displaying excellent athleticism and “power” skills as a run blocker.
While Alabama’s Cyrus Kouandjio will be named 1st team All-SEC and he will probably be a top-12 pick in the 2014 NFL draft I really think the best left tackle all season long in the state of Alabama has been Greg Robinson.