Alabama left tackle Cam Robinson has reportedly visited the Buffalo Bills, continuing Buffalo’s longtime strategy of targeting prospects from the most successful programs of the NCAA. In one of his information round-up tweets, NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport reported that Robinson has made a visit to Buffalo as part of his trips through the NFL.
A former five-star high school prospect, Robinson exits Alabama after three seasons as the starting left tackle. He was a freshman All-American and won the Outland Trophy as the nation’s best lineman this season.
The 6’6” 322 pound lineman impressed at the NFL Combine, measuring in with 35.5 inch arms and 10.5 inch hands. He ran an above-average 5.15 second forty yard dash and didn’t embarrass himself in any of the other drills.
Robinson’s raw power and style of play have some scouts suggesting that his best fit might be as a right tackle or an offensive guard, but he also has the requisite quickness to play left tackle, as we profiled in his scouting report on this site. With Buffalo starting Cordy Glenn on the left side, however, Robinson’s likely fit with the Bills would be as one of those two former positions; Richie Incognito will be entering an expensive season next year at age 34, and Jordan Mills was signed to a stopgap contract at right tackle.
Robinson would be considered a “dark horse” first round selection for the Bills. While some believe he could merit a first round pick, most agree that the tenth overall pick would be too much for this player. Scouts appear to be downcast about this year’s offensive tackle class as a whole, and Robinson’s connection with the Bills may only apply with a trade down (or a Glenn-esque fall to the second round).
He also visited with the Panthers on Monday, and has lined up a visit with the Jaguars.