"Happy" Robinson Excited For NFL Draft

Auburn's Greg Robinson is poised to be a first round NFL Draft choice when the league's annual player selection begins Thursday night in New York City.

Auburn, Ala.--For massive offensive tackle Greg Robinson the time is now. This is what all the hard work has been for since he picked up the game late in his high school career. Now poised to be one of the top picks in Thursday's NFL Draft in New York City, the Auburn standout said it's still hard to believe the opportunity he has been given.

"It's been a long ride," Robinson said. "I didn't expect it to be this long but just sitting and waiting to see who I'm going to be playing for, it's just a blessing to be in this position so I try not to complain."

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As one of the top players in the 2014 class, Robinson is expected to be one of the first players off the board and that could mean landing anywhere from St. Louis with the second pick to Cleveland at number four or even Atlanta with the fifth overall selection. Every mock draft seems to have a different take on where the massive offensive tackle will wind up and it's something to consider, but in the end Robinson said it's nothing to get worked up about.

"I probably get like a tweet or so here but I try not to pay too much attention to it and keep working," Robinson said. "It's been real fun, you know what I'm saying. Just to continue working out and showing other people what I'm capable of doing because I've been away from football and once I get that chance to another pass at it feels good."

In New York for the draft along with his mother and grandmother, Robinson is close to making all of his dreams a reality. Choosing the walk-out song of ‘Happy' by Pharrell when his name is called, the two-year Auburn starter said that's what he'll be when all of this is over on Thursday night.

"It's going to be nerve-wracking just to be sitting there but at the same time excited," Robinson said. "At the end of the day I just want to see my mom smile. Wherever I go it doesn't matter, I just want my family happy and I'll be happy with whatever program I'm a part of."

Robinson leaves Auburn after establishing himself as one of the most dominant offensive linemen in school history. With three years on the Plains under his belt and many strong friendships to look back on, he said Auburn will always be home to him and he wants to make sure other players feel that way for years to come.

"It's real big just to come back here and support these boys, you know what I'm saying," Robinson said. "Just to show them to still have hope and I still have love for them. Auburn means a lot to me and at the end of the day I'll come back as much as possible."

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