Finding Broncos: Scouting Alabama Offensive Tackle Cam Robinson

Senior Draft Analyst Erick Trickel breaks down one of the top offensive tackle prospects in the draft. A lot of draftniks are high on Cam Robinson, but does he make sense for Denver?

Cameron Robinson, Offensive Tackle, Alabama Crimson Tide

Combine Measurements

Height: 6-foot-6

Weight: 322 pounds

Arms: 35-½ inches

Hands: 10-½ inches

Combine Results

40-Yard Dash: 5.15 seconds

Vertical Jump: 26 inches

Broad Jump: 106 inches

3-Cone Drill: 7.81 seconds

20-Yard Shuttle: 4.82 seconds




A lot of concerns.


Has a good frame that is well-built. Has a good pop on engagement with defenders. Really good drive blocker. Fights until the whistle. Has enough athleticism.

Can meet power with power. Works smoothly from block to block. Kick slide can be balanced and quick. Has footwork to mirror. Good initial quickness.

Does well when moving to the second level with decent footwork. Gets feet set before contact in the run game. Has good length and lands his punch at full extension with enough power to jolt.


Major balance issues. Has no consistency. Needs a lot of refinement. Has a lot of experience, but looks inexperienced often. Beaten by twists constantly.

Needs better angles when move blocking. Has shallow pass set too often and when he does, his punch is weak and feet are dead. No instincts. Non-existent football IQ. Leans often.

Ducks head into blocks. No bend. Was on the ground more than any other tackle this year. Needs to keep his feet under him, especially on contact.



Cam Robinson has potential at tackle, but he is best suited playing inside at guard. His movement isn’t at the NFL level for a tackle and he doesn’t have the awareness or instincts to play NFL tackle.

He is a power guy, who does best when just matching power with power head on. He lacks scheme versatility and is a power scheme only player. Even though he is a three year starter, he looked really inexperienced too much this last season.

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His inconsistency is maddening. Add in questionable character and a non-existent football IQ, and you don’t have a first round prospect.

Fit With The Broncos

As a guard, Robinson fits well with the Denver Broncos. Using a first round pick on him, however, would create a clog in the middle after signing Ronald Leary.

In the second round, fine. Let him come in and compete with Max Garcia for the left guard spot. Jeff Davidson would have his work cut out for him to refine his game, but if any coach could do it, it would be him.

Draft Grade: Mid-Round 2

Where He Goes: Round 1

Insider's Take: Per sources, many outside of the NFL view Robinson as a tackle in the NFL, but NFL circles have him as a guard. My comparison, and one that has been shared with me by NFL scouts, is Ereck Flowers of the New York Giants.

A few scouts also said that if you put him at left tackle you will have a mess like the Giants do with Flowers. One could argue talent for left tackle is there, but Robinson doesn’t have the football IQ, eyes, or instincts to play that position. 

Erick Trickel is the Senior Draft Analyst for Mile High Huddle. You can find him on Twitter @ErickTrickel.

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