Report: Browns signed former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson

By Jesse Reed

The Cleveland Browns have reportedly signed former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson to compete for a spot on their offensive line.

Robinson was highly touted coming out of Auburn back in 2014. The Los Angeles Rams (then still in St. Louis), were eager to land a blind-side protector for Sam Bradford and took Robinson right after the Houston Texans took Jadeveon Clowney No. 1 overall.

Since then, however, Robinson’s career has really been defined by a failure to launch. During his rookie season with the Rams, he was booted from the left tackle spot to play inside at guard because he was constantly getting beat off the edge.

He lasted three years with the Rams before landing in Detroit last season, where he started six games at left tackle due to injuries to starters.

The Browns certainly have a need at this position since Joe Thomas’ retirement. And the two-game suspension of Donald Stephenson certainly opened the door for Robinson here, too.