The Los Angeles Rams have finally given up on former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson, as the team traded him to the Detroit Lions for just a 2018 sixth-round pick.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter broke the news Thursday morning.
The Lions’ starting offensive tackle, Taylor Decker, as you may recall underwent shoulder surgery that will keep him out of action for four-to-six months. So the Lions have an obvious void at the left tackle spot, and Robinson can temporarily fill-in.
At least theoretically.
The Rams, who have had one of the worst offensive line’s in football, moved on from Robinson, so it’s hard to see him giving the Lions anything.
Still, Robinson obviously has the talent, being a former No. 2 overall pick, but he’s never been able to put it all together at the NFL level. We’ll see if he turns it around in Detroit with a fresh start.
Update: The Lions also signed former second-round pick Cyrus Kouandijo, a former Alabama star, to add more depth to their offensive line as well. Kouandijo was a second-round pick for the Buffalo Bills before being released by the team.