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Report: Broncos to have a pre-draft visit with Alabama offensive tackle Cam Robinson

The big lineman will be visiting the left tackle needy Broncos.

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According to the Denver Post's Nick Jhabvala, the Denver Broncos will hold a pre-draft visit with Alabama offensive tackle Cam Robinson.

Robinson is considered one of the top offensive lineman prospects in this year's class, but his projected NFL position has been greatly debated among many draft experts. Some believe he can be a top left tackle, while others believe he's best suited to be a right tackle. NFL Network's draft expert Mike Mayock has Robinson listed as his top guard in the draft, so like I said, the opinion on Robinson is all over the place.

Robinson is listed at 6'6", 322lbs with 35 1/2" arms. So he has the prototypical look of a big offensive tackle. He played some top talent while at Alabama this past year. Did well against the likely top overall pick Myles Garrett and also played against likely first-round pick Derek Barnett as well. So he is battle tested against some of this country's top college pass rushers.

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah has Robinson ranked as his third-best offensive tackle in the draft and believes Robinson can be a dominating run blocker in the NFL.

Robinson has ideal height, bulk and length for the position. In pass protection, he is effective when he's patient in his set and stays square. However, there are too many instances where he lunges, loses his balance and gets beat. He has the power base to anchor vs. bull rushers and he flashes an outstanding punch. In the run game, he can generate a lot of movement at the point of attack, but he gets away with a lot of holding in the tapes I studied. Overall, Robinson could be a dominating run blocker early in his career but he needs to clean up some technique in the passing game.

As I said above, the opinion on Cam Robinson is all over the place. If the Broncos believe he can be a left tackle in the NFL I would have no problem with them selecting him in the first round. While he does have some concerns, I think those concerns are much less concerning than the ones Garret Bolles and Ryan Ramczyk have.

The Broncos did address their right tackle need during Free Agency by signing former Oakland Raider Menelik Watson. He will compete with Donald Stephenson and Ty Sambrailo for that starting job. However, the Broncos still do have a hole at the left tackle position. They're saying Donald Stephenson would be the left tackle if they had to play a game right now, but thankfully they do not. So I expect them to do something at the position whether it be through a draft selection, a veteran signing like King Dunlap, or a trade for a Joe Thomas or Joe Staley type player. Either way, they need to do something, especially Tony Romo potentially joining the team here in a few short days.

I will have a scouting report for Cam Robinson ready for tomorrow morning! In the meantime, make sure to check out our Denver Broncos draft interest tracker. We have every prospect that the Broncos have been publicly connected to and will be updating it until the start of the 2017 NFL Draft. You can find that right here.