Offensive line was a need for the New York Jets heading into the offseason. It became a bigger need after cutting veteran right tackle Breno Giacomini recently. The move away from him means the Jets believe there are better options and they could very well look to the 2017 NFL Draft to try and fill his spot.
Should they be in the market for a first round tackle, the best choice is Alabama＊s Cam Robinson. Obviously the best thing that can be said about any ＆Bama product is that they played in a pro style system with a fantastic coach in Nick Saban. However, that＊s not where the pleasantries with the big tackle end in the slightest.
He also went up against the best of the beatbox playing in the SEC. The 6-6 Robinson weighs in at 326 pounds and, although he spent his whole collegiate career at left tackle, there are some concerns about his ability to play that position in the pros. While proficient in the run game, there are flaws in his pass blocking and consistency. He needs some work, but in New York he could play on the right side while he corrects the flaws in his game that give scouts pause.
His rigorous course load includes military strategic studies, ”Power to Influence in Organizations” and ”Critical Decisions in Space,” which delves into the first moon landing in 1969 and the Challenger space shuttle explosion in 1986.
”We actually dive into the recent history and get to talk about the choices and the decisions behind that, why we weren’t ready to launch with the Challenger. New information that’s recently been declassified. It’s really interesting,” Robinette said. ”… It’s really cool.”
It’s all part of an education that’s preparing him to be a leader whether on the battle field or the football field.