Rams OL coach: Greg Robinson ‘a better player’ than Hall of Famer

St. Louis Rams tackle Gregg Robinson is compared to a Hall of Famer by his offensive line coach.

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St. Louis Rams offensive line coach Paul Boudreau is making a bold statement around Rams camp. Boudreau thinks tackle Greg Robinson is a better player than Hall of Famer Willie Roaf.

Boudreau said because of the way Auburn ran their offense in college, it was a difficult transition for Robinson to the NFL.

"They had four run plays and one protection — slide left, slide right. He didn’t have a snap count," Boudreau told Greg. A Bedard of Sports Illustrated. 

Boudreau then went on to compare Robinson and Hall of Fame tackle Roaf.

"Now I coached Willie Roaf when Willie was a rookie. Willie’s in the Hall of Fame. And I can tell you from a coach who coached Willie and now coaches Greg Robinson: Greg Robinson as a rookie has more talent and is a better player than Willie."

Robinson was the second overall pick in the 2014 Draft and is penciled in as the Rams starting left tackle this season.

(h/t Everything Alabama