We have breaking news coming out of the NFL:
Rams traded former No. 2 overall pick Greg Robinson to Lions for a 2018 sixth-round draft pick, source tells ESPN.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) June 15, 2017
Just three seasons after making him the No. 2 overall selection in the 2014 NFL draft, the Los Angeles Rams are giving up on Greg Robinson. The writing was on the wall after they elected to sign Andrew Whitworth in free agency, and now the Rams have officially unloaded Robinson in the form of a trade with the Detriot Lions. The return is a measly sixth round pick, and the selection of Robinson at No. 2 will forever represent an obvious draft day mistake by Les Snead and company.
Robinson gets a fresh start in Detroit, and the Lions get some insurance at the position after starting left tackle Taylor Decker suffered a shoulder injury that will sideline him for the next 4-6 months. Robinson struggled mightily in his time with the Rams, and would have been a tough sell going forward as the blindside protector for franchise quarterback Jared Goff. This move represents a fresh start for all involved.