BEREA, Ohio – Browns left tackle Greg Robinson started the final eight games of last season, and this season he’s set to be the starter Week 1 against the Titans. Robinson is heading into his second season with Cleveland, and his one-year contract is worth starter’s money as he tries to show the Browns he’s worth a long-term deal.
We followed Robinson during Tuesday’s training camp practice in Berea. Here are some of the highlights:
1. Blocking against rookie Wyatt Ray
Baker Mayfield can buy time outside the pocket occasionally, but he’s at his best when he can deliver a pass from the pocket.
On this play, Robinson took on rookie defensive end Wyatt Ray and helped provide enough protection for Mayfield to make a good throw.
2. Protection on a Mayfield pass to Nick Chubb
Robinson and the offensive line provided Mayfield with solid protection throughout practice.
In the video below, Mayfield had time to make a decent throw, and Robinson contributed to the protection, but running back Nick Chubb didn’t make the catch in the end zone.
3. More good protection on Mayfield’s TD throw to Jarvis Landry
When the Browns did their red-zone drill, Robinson and the offensive line provided good protection for a touchdown pass to Jarvis Landry.
Watch how Robinson did a good job of angling his body to meet the defensive lineman at the point of attack.
4. Robinson blocking against Olivier Vernon
Robinson took on Vernon in some snaps during 11-on-11s, and on the play shown below, he picked him up well to give Mayfield quality protection. As Mayfield scanned the field, he made a good throw to the sideline.
5. Robinson vs. Vernon II
On another snap, Robinson took on Vernon again. As he picked him up, Mayfield ran through the middle after not finding a receiver downfield.
Robinson did well cutting off the inside, forcing Vernon to try to dip under him.
What we learned
Coach Freddie Kitchens said after practice that Robinson has had good and bad days throughout camp, and that he works to get better with each practice. Tuesday was a solid performance from what we saw.
Kitchens thinks Robinson has much room to grow, particularly when it comes to understanding how defenses will come at him.
“Just his understanding and visual of different fronts, knowing what they’re going to do to him, to attack him,” Kitchens said.