The second overall pick in the 2014 draft struggled out of the gate with the Rams and Lions, but after taking over as the permanent starter at left tackle, he became a key component to a Browns’ offensive line that only allowed five sacks over the final eight games of the 2018 season.
“I like Greg and I like everything he represents,” said general manager John Dorsey in an interview on Cleveland.com in late January. “With regard to could he be our left tackle, we’ve had ongoing conversations with his representatives.”
With the left tackle hole plugged for the 2019 season, the Browns’ draft board becomes a little more clear, as the front office can focus their attention on other positions in April’s draft.
Although the deal is only for one year, if Robinson, 26, can prove that he can consistently play at this level, he’ll be getting a much bigger pay-day this time next year.
With the Browns already inking deals with running back Kareem Hunt and wide receiver Jaelen Strong this offseason, Robinson now adds his name to the list of players looking to jump start their still young pro careers with Cleveland.